Dear friends, family, my friends' awesome families, and my family's super cool friends,
I am so excited to fight lung disease by participating in my 4th Bike 4 Breath charity ride! To help battle asthma, lung cancer, COPD, tuberculosis and other forms of lung disease, I am raising money to help increase awareness, provide programs, do more research, and advocate for stronger lung and public health policies. Two of my great uncles suffered from lung disease and I wish they could be riding with me.
Lung disease is the 2nd leading cause of death in the country and that has to change! The most vulnerable members of our community are inequitably impacted. Too many infants and children suffer from asthma while too many older folks suffer from COPD. What's worse is that the members of our community with the fewest resources, least amount of money, and most significant barriers to quality healthcare are the ones that carry the largest lung disease burden.
This reality must change! That's why I'm riding on July 11th in Breathe CA's 24th Annual Bike 4 Breath.
I invite you to join me! Join my awesome team, Team Be-Spokes, form a team of your own, and/or invest in lung health by donating now. Together we can help keep kids off of tobacco, help parents and caregivers learn to manage their children's asthma, reduce air pollution, improve the quality of life for those living with COPD, and develop new policies that work to strengthen our entire community!
I've set a personal fundraising goal of $500 and I need your help and support to get there! 100% of every dollar I raise will help our local communities.
You can make a secure online donation on this page. Alternatively, you can write a check (payable to Breathe California with my name written in the NOTES section) and mail it to:
Attn: Bike 4 Breath
2171 Junipero Serra Blvd., Suite #720
Daly City, CA 94014
Together we can change the future of lung health!
Thank you for your support!
Love, Avery James