YNN: People Fight the Rain in Fight for Air Walk

(May 15, 2011)

05/15/2011

By: YNN Staff

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For some people every single breath is a fight for air.

One local group is doing its part to help those people breathe a little bit easier.

The American Lung Association of New York held its tenth annual Fight for Air Walk.

The 5K walk from Perinton Park to Fairport raised funds for the association's research, education and advocacy programs.

"Turn out was great despite the gray skies and the rain," said Jamie Anderson of the American Lung Association of New York. "We actually had about 200 people come out to the event today and we're really happy with that."

The association estimates about 2.5 million people in New York State suffer from lung diseases including asthma, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease