Today is World Asthma Day and many Americans are celebrating in style!
On May 2, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. a massive lunch box
demonstration is planned in our nation’s capital, and all concerned
Americans are invited.
Located at Union Station and Massachusetts Avenue, between 1st and 2nd
Streets in Northeast Washington, D.C., an installation of 77,000 lunch boxes
or trays will be displayed.
The combined 77,000 lunch boxes represents the total number of American
children who miss school each day due to being stricken by asthma.
As a joint effort by the national Allergy and Asthma Network and Moms
Clean Air Force, also in partnership with Alliance of Nurses for Health
Environments and Breathe DC, each lunch box will contain a note about the
effects of asthma on children across the U.S. which will be delivered to
members of Congress to help raise awareness.
Asthma affects approximately 18-24 million Americans with approximately 6
million being children.
Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News