Saturday, May 22, 2010

Asthma Walk 2010

This morning I participated in the American Lung Association's Asthma Walk at Battery Park, New York City. 100% of the proceeds from the Breathe NYC: Asthma Walk 2010 will support the fight for healthy lungs and clean air. In New York, an estimated 2.5 million people suffer from lung diseases including asthma, lung cancer, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Many of these illnesses are due to smoking. Every day more than one million adults and over 400,000 children across the state are struggling to breathe with asthma. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of men and women in New York. In New York, an estimated 2.75 million adults and 140,000 youth smoke. And if it wasn't bad enough, secondhand smoke kills 2,500 New Yorkers every year.