Asthma Walk Honors Memory of Anna OH Child

ANNA (August 10, 2009)

The Ryan J. Dentinger Memorial Asthma Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 at Anna Community Park in Anna. This is the 3rd Asthma Walk held in Ryan's memory to benefit the American Lung Association of Ohio and its efforts toward asthma education and research to find a cure.

Ryan was just nine years old when he died from an asthma attack on August 26, 2003. Ryan was not a severe asthmatic, however he did use his inhaler as part of his treatment. The mission of his family, friends and walkers in this particular Asthma Walk is to increase awareness of how asthma can affect people even though they are not considered severe asthmatics.

The Asthma Walk will raise funds for lung health education, advocacy, and research. Proceeds will help support asthma research and educational programs in Ohio. By registering today you take a step towards making a difference.

Registration is free for everyone. All participants who raise the suggested minimum of $100 will receive an official Asthma Walk T-shirt. Individual and team prizes will be awarded at various fundraising levels. Individuals and teams are welcome to participate in this family-friendly event.

For more information and to register, contact Tara Anderson at 800-232-5864 or tanderson@ohiolung.org. Or go to www.midlandlung.org