Adam Eisner and Daniel Hayes

Adam Eisner and Daniel Hayes first got involved with the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania as part of a community service project for their Bar Mitzvahs. Both Adam and Dan lost family members to lung disease -- Adam's grandfather, Lee Eisner, died of lung cancer in 2004; Dan lost his uncle, Leonard Savitz, to asthma in 2001. The boys wanted to raise awareness of lung disease, and money for research. Awareness bracelets were the perfect way to do both. The two originally planned to create their own awareness bracelets for the cause, but when they contacted the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania they learned that the Lung Association was just beginning to sell awareness bracelets. The purple bracelets, which read "BREATHEASIER / ACT NOW," promote asthma awareness and the Asthma Control Test -- a screening tool for patients and doctors to measure their asthma control. Dan and Adam teamed up with the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania to help sell the bracelets and raise funds.

In addition to selling awareness bracelets, Dan and Adam also participated in the Philadelphia Asthma Walk on May 14. They named their team "In Memory of Len Savitz and Lee Eisner" for their family members lost to lung disease. Their team raised over $7500 for the American Lung Association, and was the second highest fundraiser among family teams.

Adam and Dan's efforts to raise awareness and funds for lung disease have been attracting attention. In April, Dan and Adam were featured in their local paper, The Yardley News. Adam told the reporter, "It would be great if [the American Lung Association] raised enough money to find a cure for asthma or any other lung disease." Dan added, "It's just a good feeling knowing that you made a difference."