Thanks to funding provided by Novartis®, Right2Breathe® and Allergy & Asthma Network will offer free Asthma Screening and spirometry exams to measure lung function during NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, NC April 28th – 30th at Z-Max Dragway
Flemington, NJ. – Right2Breathe® Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Flemington, NJ is proud to announce a partnership with Allergy & Asthma Network to provide free spirometry exams, educational materials and screenings for Asthma during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals held at Bruton Smith’s Z-Max Dragway in Concord, NC; April 28th – 30th.
The Right2Breathe® Free Asthma Screening program; which is funded by a grant provided by Novartis®, is the non-profit’s first to be held at a NHRA National Event. Right2Breathe® successful debuted their program at the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion held in October 2016. In Bakersfield, the Right2Breathe® team screened hundreds of drag racing fans, drivers and vendors for COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Right2Breathe® co-founders Joe Morrison and Tim Charlet; second-generation drag racers themselves, are expecting to double those numbers by inviting fans, race team members, and vendors to “Put their Lungs on the Dyno” during the sensory overload that is the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
Asthma is a long-term (chronic) lung disease that causes episodes of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Like all chronic illnesses, asthma cannot be cured, but it is very manageable; especially once a patient is correctly diagnosed. Several genetic and environmental factors such as family history, exposure to secondhand smoke, and environmental irritants have all been identified as risk factors for asthma.
One of the first steps in beginning the treatment of Asthma is completing a non-invasive and simple spirometry exam, administered by professional Respiratory Therapists and other medical professionals in the Right2Breathe® Screening area, located in the manufacturers’ midway during all three days of the event. An estimated 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children in the United States live with Asthma.
“With allergy season quickly approaching, this is a perfect opportunity to educate the NHRA fans, racers and crew members about respiratory conditions including Asthma that can be triggered by pollen, molds and spores,” stated Morrison who serves as CEO of Right2Breathe®. “We are also honored that Allergy & Asthma Network wants to join us at this event to provide education, and free spirometry exams by medical professionals to all those attending this event. We are looking forward to expanding this program at future NHRA National Events later this summer.”
The Right2Breathe® Project will be set up in the vendor’s midway, located on the professional pit side of Z-Max Dragway. Fans are encouraged to stop by the Right2Breathe® display to sign up for free daily raffles and prizes, and receive educational materials not only about Asthma and other respiratory disease, but also how allergies can impact respiratory health. The Right2Breathe® Screening area will be open Friday from noon till 5pm, Saturday from 9:30 am till 4pm, and Sunday 9:30 till 3pm.
As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite NHRA drivers, since Every Ticket’s a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet. Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from NHRA drivers for no additional cost.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 800-455-FANS (3267). Purchase early and save!