Bulldogs for Better Breathing at the 2012 Fight For Air Run/Walk
The Bulldogs for Better Breathing team, organized by the MHM School Based Health Center (SBHC), participated in the 2012 Fight for Air Run/Walk that took place on Saturday, February 11 at SeaWorld San Antonio. Hosted by the American Lung Association, this event is designed to raise money for lung research and education.
MHM sponsors the annual walk as a way to support the American Lung Association in their efforts to improve lung health and prevent lung disease. As an added convenience to participants, the SBHC provided a bus to transport families to the SeaWorld event. Despite less-than-ideal weather conditions, the team recruited sixty-four participants. Backpacks with asthma information were provided to the walkers along with games, snacks and water. The Bulldogs for Better Breathing team completed the 5k walk and visited health fair booths setup along the way.
The SBHC team was able to raise $1,175.78 from the Penny Drive held at the two primary campuses in Marion. With the pennies collected, they sponsored the Avila family. Without this sponsorship, this family of eight, would not have be able to participate in the Walk or benefit from all the park has to offer. This marks the family’s first visit to the theme park together.
For the ride home, bus goers enjoyed boxed lunches with juice as they wound down from the excitement of the day. Overall, the Bulldogs for Better Breathing raised a total of $1,505.78 for the cause.