Everyone Breathe™ Launches New Asthma Education Grant Program
Raising Awareness of Asthma and Improving Asthma Care in Schools
Everyone Breathe™ – an educational program geared toward raising awareness of asthma – has launched a new initiative in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America aimed at improving the quality of asthma care and asthma education in schools across America.
“Having battled the symptoms of asthma for many years, and now as the mother of a child with asthma, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of quality asthma care both at home and in school,” says Mary Joe Fernandez, tennis champion and Everyone Breathe spokesperson. “I believe that it is essential for parents of children with asthma to take a proactive role in helping them lead healthy and symptom-free lives, and one way to do this is to help make their environments more asthma-friendly. Through the Everyone Breathe program, we are working to further educate people about asthma, providing opportunities to improve the way the condition is perceived and cared for at school and supporting students’ continued education.”
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to visit EveryoneBreathe.com to apply for the Everyone Breathe Asthma Education savings bond and grant and for more information about asthma.
This article was originally published in Coping® with Allergies & Asthma magazine, May/June 2011.