Tuesday, May 19, 2009

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION KICKS OFF HEALTHY AIR WALK


Fontana Mayor Pro Tem Acquanetta Warren serves as the honorary chair of the Inland Empire Healthy Air Walk for the American Lung Association in California. On May 28, the American Lung Association will kick off this event with a reception at the Fontana Hilton Garden Inn.


(FONTANA, Calif.) The American Lung Association in California – Inland Empire will begin its largest fundraiser of the year, the Healthy Air Walk, with a kickoff reception Thursday, May 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fontana.

Reservations are required by May 20. Call (909) 884-5864 or email JKuester@alac.org to RSVP.

The Hilton is at 10543 Sierra Ave. The reception takes place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The reception will give participants information about the Inland Empire Healthy Air Walk, taking place Saturday, Oct. 3 at Fontana Park, 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana. Healthy Air Walks are held throughout California to raise money for programs that reduce air pollution and prevent lung disease.

These goals are crucial to the American Lung Association – Inland Empire, as San Bernardino and Riverside counties are among 38 California counties that received failing grades for air quality.

“I am one of many people living in an area with poor air quality, and I am living with lung disease,” said Fontana Mayor Pro Tem Acquanetta Warren, the honorary chair of the Inland Empire Healthy Air Walk. “That’s why I support the mission of the American Lung Association to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.”

Warren will discuss her personal reasons for supporting the mission of the American Lung Association during this reception.

She and other members of the Air Walk’s executive committee will present information about how to take part in this year’s Air Walk.

Potential sponsors, corporate leaders, representatives of local businesses considering sponsoring a team and those who will serve as team captains are encouraged to attend the kickoff reception.

To sign up for the Inland Empire Air Walk itself, go to www.healthyairwalk.org (http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=312020) or call (909) 884-5864.

About the American Lung Association: Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy.

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