Breath of Fresh Air

More than 125 children affected by asthma recently attended the Breathe Easier with Asthma Management (BEAM) event and pep rally at the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County.
Steve Weatherford

More than 125 children affected by asthma recently attended the Breathe Easier with Asthma Management (BEAM) event and pep rally at the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County. There, the kids received free asthma screenings, learned about the early warning signs and pledged to educate their families and others about the disease.

Former New York Giants and Jets player and Boys & Girls Clubs ambassador Steve Weatherford (pictured taking a selfie with the children) was on hand to participate in the asthma awareness activities with the kids.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24 million Americans suffer from asthma, and it’s the leading chronic disease in children. One out of every 10 children has asthma, in fact, and it’s the most cited reason for missed school days. BEAM was created in 2014 to raise awareness about asthma and educate youth and their parents about the disease and how best to manage it. 

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