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Do More 24 – Support Breathe DC

Breathe DC will join over 600 nonprofits throughout the Washington, DC area on June 8th for the Do More 24 community-wide fundraising event hosted by United Way of the National Capital Area.

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Air Buddies builds asthma skills

Our Air Buddies program helped 25 DCPS school children and their parents learn to better manage their asthma, properly take medication and avoid asthma triggers just in time for summer break.

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World No Tobacco Day 2017

Tobacco threatens us all. But together, we can beat tobacco. Protect public health, reduce poverty and promote community development when you Say No to Tobacco. Learn more about saying no now.

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Secondhand smoke causes more than 7,300 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmokers each year. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM). Learn more about how you can minimize your risk.

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Sponsor 2017 Camp Breathe Happy youth asthma camp

Summer fun, recreation and learning await children with asthma at Breathe DC’s 2017 Camp Breathe Happy. Join us in making this memorable educational and recreational experience possible. Sponsorships start at just $1,500. Donations of any amount are welcome.

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CDC: Protect Yourself with Pneumococcal Vaccines

The CDC has issued an advisory for adults to protect themselves with the pneumococcal vaccine. People can be carrying the Pneumococcal disease bacteria in their body without feeling sick. It can spread to the lungs, the blood, and even to the brain. The disease can be deadly for older people.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all year long, Breathe DC encourages women to learn more about breast cancer signs and symptoms, and ways to minimize risk. Tobacco smoke may increase breast cancer risk and should be avoided.

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July 13 DC Council Testimony

At a July 13, 2016 public hearing, Breathe DC urged the DC Council to restrict the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in the same way that smoke-producing tobacco products are restricted. Breathe DC encourages restricting all ENDS in smokefree places.

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July 7 DC Council Testimony

Breathe DC testified at the July 7 Council hearing on the proposed change to the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. The new law would limit young people's access to deadly tobacco products and potentially curb cigarette smoking among young adult DC residents.

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Asthma and Air Quality Awareness

Breathe DC and the DC Asthma Coalition joined Clean Air Partners on May 2nd to spread the word about Air Quality Awareness Week and World Asthma Day. We celebrated the theme “Show How You Care About the Air” and reached hundreds of local residents.

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