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May is the Month for Asthma

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April 30, 2013

World Asthma Day

May is a great month to renew your commitment to asthma, as we mark National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and World Asthma Day on the 7th.

Media will be looking for stories to cover, so give them a call and invite them out to your facility to see all the good things you’re doing to help asthma patients breathe easier. Then take a few moments to review all the asthma-related resources available to you through the AARC as well.

As you can see, we have an impressive array of programs, from those aimed at boosting your own knowledge of asthma, to those designed to help your organization gain recognition for its asthma education programs, to those you can use to reach out to your community—

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and World Asthma Day is hosted every year by the Global Initiative for Asthma. Both organizations also have lots of great resources you can use to raise asthma awareness.

Also noteworthy is the 16th Annual Capitol Hill Day held by the Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics. On May 9, they will be holding a briefing and free screenings at the Rayburn House Office Building, featuring Apolo Anton Ohno as keynote speaker.