Brayton Purcell to "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" for the American Lung Association
SANTA ROSA, CA -- August 10, 2007 -- The law firm of Brayton Purcell is proud to be a lead community sponsor in California for "Blow the Whistle on Asthma," the American Lung Association's signature fundraising event to promote awareness of those who struggle to breathe. On September 29, 2007, Brayton Purcell employees and other participants will form teams and walk three miles around beautiful Spring Lake in Santa Rosa, California, to support the American Lung Association in the fight against asthma.
Asthma is an inflammation of the respiratory airways, causing wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Nearly 4,000 deaths are attributed to asthma annually. An estimated 22 million Americans currently suffer from asthma.
Participants in the walk will have the opportunity to bring attention to this devastating chronic illness and make a difference. The money raised will help to provide lifesaving education, research and funds necessary to better control asthma and ultimately find a cure.
The three-mile walk begins on Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., September 29, 2007, in the Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa, California. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested in being a part of a great cause, "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" is an event that you should not miss! See the American Lung Association of California web site for information about how you can participate.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. The nonprofit organization is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. The American Lung Association has many different programs and strategies for fighting lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote health.
About Brayton Purcell's Community Activities
Besides sponsoring "Blow the Whistle on Asthma," Brayton Purcell has been active in local and national causes, supporting 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 have included sponsoring these fundraisers: Two Rock & Roll Bike Trek (American Lung Association), Bowl for Kids' Sake (Big Brothers, Big Sisters), Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), and Labor Day at the Lake (City of Novato). In 2005, Brayton Purcell received awards as Business of the Year from the Rotary Club of Ignacio and from the Novato Chamber of Commerce.