Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

 

 

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)’s 13th annual Asthma Awareness Day Capitol Hill 2010 on May 5 was a great success!

 

 

 

Every year Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) goes to Capitol Hill on behalf of people with asthma, allergies and related conditions. We share your issues and upcoming challenges with members of Congress – many of whom we work with closely the rest of the year, too. In the 13 years since AANMA held our first Asthma Awareness Day Capitol Hill, the day has often been a time to recognize triumphs – in 2010, we celebrated that all 50 states now have laws protecting students’ rights to carry and self-administer their lifesaving asthma medications at school. AANMA worked with volunteers and legislators in every state to achieve this goal, and we are truly grateful to those in Congress who supported our efforts.

Highlights of the day:

Unveiling: The Great American Asthma Challenge, the first-ever national grassroots movement to end asthma deaths and suffering in the U.S. Take the Challenge today — join a network of families, healthcare providers, legislators and others who share the mission to transform asthma care, starting today. www.GreatAmericanAsthmaChallenge.org


Keynote speaker Chris Draft and AANMA Board of Directors Chairman Stuart Stoloff, MD 
Keynote speaker Chris Draft (left) and AANMA Board of Directors Chairman Stuart Stoloff, MD

NFL linebacker Chris Draft, a 13-year pro with asthma and founder of the Chris Draft Family Foundation, teamed up with AANMA to launch the Great American Asthma Challenge, the nation’s first-ever grassroots movement to end asthma suffering and deaths – one family and one community at a time. Accept the Challenge today!

Click here for a video of AANMA President and Founder Nancy Sander and Chris Draft on “Let’s Talk Live”!

AANMA’s 25th anniversary! We’re on a mission to end asthma deaths and suffering – and we can’t do it without AANMA members, our trusted medical advisors and supporters across the U.S. Watch your e-mail inbox for our special 25th Anniversary Issue of The MA Report, AANMA’s flagship newsletter – now online. (E-mail editor@aanma.org to subscribe for free!)


Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH, left) and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA, right)

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) chose AADCH ’10 to launch the Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus, a bipartisan group of members that will educate Congress about asthma and severe allergies.

Allergists and respiratory therapists offered free asthma screenings at the AADCH Health Fair, including spirometry and nitric-oxide testing, plus free consultations with board-certified allergists.


AADCH ’10 Congressional Co-Chairs

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX),
Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY)

AADCH ’10 Honorary Co-Chairs

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

Rep. Phil Gingrey, MD (R-GA)

Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-TX)

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI)

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL)

Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY)

 

Chef Michelle Austin