COME OUT AND HELP US LAUNCH THE AIR SUPPORT AMERICA TOUR!     RenaissanceHotelPool

Air Support America is going on tour this summer, and we’re starting in Palm Springs, CA on March 28, 2015!

“Breathing in Space is a Challenge – Breathing on Earth Shouldn’t Be!”

is the focus of Air Support America’s asthma and allergy awareness campaign this year, and to celebrate, we’re inviting asthma and allergy specialists, astronauts and space professionals, asthma-friendly companies and kids, parents and friends to come out to the Renaissance Palms Hotel and Resort in Palm Springs to celebrate asthma and allergy awareness, see some great products and meet some amazing people from the aerospace field, and learn a little bit about asthma, allergy, and living a limitless life.

We’ll also be hosting a reception on Friday evening at the Renaissance for medical professionals, and we’ll have some great speakers throughout the Saturday event. For more information or to register, exhibit or sponsor part of the event, you can click here, or call us at 323-937-7859 during office hours.

Hope to see you there!!

 

 
Calling All Junior Chefs in the Kansas City and LA Areas – Registration for 2015 Opens May 1, 2015

img_0414_1Air Support America, part of the American Breathmobile Association Midwest Regional, is hosting the fourth annual Junior Iron Chef competition in Kansas City and in Los Angeles in July, 2015 and is on the hunt for the areas hottest junior chefs. This culinary throw down is for grades 6-12, and all teams will be required to cook an asthma and allergy friendly recipe for judging during the event. Team slots are limited, so be sure to register early! Registration will open again on May 1st, 2015 right HERE on the website, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.

Junior Iron Chef, hosted by the Air Support America, part of the American Breathmobile Association Midwest Regional, is a metro-wide competition that gives children an opportunity to experience healthy eating through the preparation and cooking of nutritious foods, while building awareness for food allergies.

There has been an 18% increase in dangerous food allergies over the past decade. Eight foods account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions in the U.S.: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (e.g., walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans), wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. To date there is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food are important measures to prevent serious health consequences. In both Los Angeles and Kansas City, asthma and allergies are the leading cause for school absenteeism and hospitalizations, with approximately 7,000 emergency room visits and over 1,600 hospitalizations per year.

Help us support programming and asthma/allergy education for sufferers and their families – come out to Junior Iron Chef in July, or check out other opportunities to get involved on our site!

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