The American Lung Association in California will host the 4th annual Fight For Air Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20 to raise funds and awareness in support of healthy lungs and clean air.
The Fight For Air Walk, a two and a half-mile route beginning and ending at Downtown Santa Monica, will feature a silent auction and festival-type atmosphere.
One participant in this year’s walk is 10-year-old Jack Carr, a 4th grade student from Los Angeles who suffers from asthma. “I’ve been living with asthma since I was two years old,” said Jack, who also is the Youth Ambassador for the Walk. ”I’m walking to raise awareness about asthma and other lung diseases. Please join me and register for the Fight For Air Walk, or make a donation to the American Lung Association in California to support our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.”
According to the American Lung Association, lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and is responsible for one in seven deaths nationwide. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, killing more people than breast, colorectal, prostate, and pancreatic cancers combined. Lung disease is particularly prevalent in California with more than 90 percent of Californians living in areas with unhealthy air.
Online registration for the Fight For Air Walk is open until 11:59 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at FightForAirWalk.org. On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information, contact Rebecca Bueno at 310-735-9177 or visit www.FightForAirWalk.org.