I have suffered from asthma since I was sixteen years old. Most of the time it's under control, but it is a chronic condition that I have to keep in mind with all my activities. Many of you may not know that asthma is the leading chronic illness among children and the cause of more than 5,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. My own son developed asthma when he a young boy. After several trips to the doctor, albuterol & oxygen treatments, inhaler and allergy treatments he got better and now, at twenty, he seems to have outgrown it.
I'm delighted that my employer, the Port of Oakland, has made a committment to participate in the Bay Area Lung Association's 2006 Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk, scheduled for September 30, 2006 at Lake Merritt in Oakland. I've joined the walking team and have set a personal fundraising goal of $500.00 to help the Lung Association in its fight against asthma. I would appreciate your support in helping me reach this goal. Please, help me Kick Asthma by visiting my personal donation page here and follow the instructions to make a secure online donation.
If you contribute to the asthma walk (no amount is too small), I'll enter your name in a blind drawing to win a pair of hand-knitted socks, tailored to your color/pattern preferences.
I would appreciate any contribution you choose to make. Every little bit helps.
Thanks in advance for your support!