Breathe NH & Story Land team up to tackle asthma

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GLEN, NH – Story Land, the Granite State’s iconic amusement park, is partnering with Breathe New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Asthma Collaborative to shine a spotlight on asthma for two days, Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, at the park.

In New Hampshire, one in nine residents has asthma, and the rate of adult asthma is one of the highest in the U.S. The Asthma Awareness Days will feature education and resources on this chronic but manageable illness. Special accommodations will be made throughout the park from limited landscaping activity to making it completely smoke-free.

Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the airways. Symptoms include coughing, tightness in the chest, wheezing, and trouble breathing. It may be triggered by allergies, a virus, smoke, or exercise.

It often starts in childhood but can begin at any time. Asthma can be managed by avoiding known triggers, and with medicine including prescription inhalers.

For a BOGO (buy one, get one) discount on admission to Story Land, buy The Fun Pass coupon book now and take it with you. The Fun Pass has more than 100 coupons worth up to $2,000 to favorite family attractions in New England for only $35. Proceeds benefit Breathe NH and first-class shipping is free. Go to www.BreatheNH.org/fun-pass to see how much you can save and to purchase.

Breathe New Hampshire is an organization focused on critical issues related to lung health, such as asthma, tobacco use and preventing youth nicotine addiction, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), air quality, and lung cancer. We provide educational programs, advocate for public health, and support scientific research to prevent, eliminate, and treat lung disease.