Brayton Purcell Is a Sponsor of Breath of Fresh Air, An American Lung Association Event
OAKLAND, CA -- March 16, 2007 -- The law firm of Brayton Purcell is pleased to be a sponsor of Breath of Fresh Air, a luncheon presented by the American Lung Association of California (ALAC) to highlight women's health issues. More women die of lung disease than from breast, cervical or ovarian cancers combined, ALAC points out. The agency also predicts that in the next 10 to 20 years, many female baby boomers who smoke will die of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, a term for illnesses that block and narrow the lung airways. In addition, ALAC is concerned with the high level of childhood asthma in poor areas, which puts a heavy burden on single mothers.
ALAC plans to recruit women at the luncheon to do volunteer work on lung disease, tobacco and clean air issues, and to contribute their time and talents at speaking engagements and fundraisers. The event will take place at the Claremont Resort in Berkeley, California, on May 14, 2007. For reservations and more information, call Mikey Kamienski at 510-893-5474.
About Brayton Purcell's Community Activities
Brayton Purcell has been a long-time supporter of ALAC, sponsoring annual fundraisers such as the Two Rock & Roll Bike Trek and the Asthma Walk. This year, Brayton Purcell is a sponsor of a new ALAC event, Climb California, that will take place on March 31.
Brayton Purcell has been active in other local and national causes, contributing to groups such as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Novato Human Needs Center. Local activities include sponsoring these fundraisers: Bowl for Kids' Sake (Big Brothers, Big Sisters), Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), Labor Day at the Lake (City of Novato) and the Marin Human Race (a benefit for many local charities). In 2005, Brayton Purcell received awards as Business of the Year from the Rotary Club of Ignacio and from the Novato Chamber of Commerce.