May is Asthma Awareness Month! Asthma affects more than 25 million people of all ages and races, yet public awareness of the common asthma triggers and effective asthma management strategies remain limited.
The Jerome Alston Memorial Foundation’s (JAMF) mission is to increase public awareness of the asthma epidemic with our annual Breathe Easy Asthma Awareness 5K Run/Walk & Health Expo. This event started in 2013 in Virginia and has since expanded to South Georgia and Los Angeles. The race continues to expand across the U.S. with a debut in Dallas, Texas and Oakland, California in 2017. Our Los Angeles 5K will be the 2nd annual and will be held at Los Angeles Southwest College in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
In past years, sponsor support and proceeds from the race have afforded JAMF the ability to provide health screenings to the community and donate funds to the American Lung Association, the Breathemobile and other Asthma support organizations in the cities where the races have been held. The Los Angeles 5K will again support the LA Breathmobile Program located in Los Angeles. Supporting this program will help children in communities throughout Los Angeles receive effective asthma care from dedicated asthma treatment doctors. We need your help to make a bigger impact on the asthma community in Los Angeles and to bring a broader awareness to this disease in 2017.
Event details and schedule
8:00- Registration Starts
Pick up race bag/ T-shirt
Purchase In Memory of or Dedication Race Bibs
Enjoy pre race snacks
9:10- Opening Remarks/ Race Instructions
9:30- 1K Begins
9:40- 5K Begins
Spectators can begin to enjoy the Health Expo
10:40- Award Announcements
11:00- Event Concludes