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Home Runs for Healthy Lungs – Somerset Patriots Right2Breathe Night
September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0$10.00
For Immediate Release: April 20th, 2018
Somerset Patriots & Right2Breathe® Partner for “Home Runs for Healthy Lungs” Night
Flemington, NJ-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Right2Breathe® and The Somerset Patriots to Host a Lung Health Awareness, Education, Screening & Fundraising Event featuring a Pre-Game Car Show on September 7th, 2018 at TD Bank Ballpark
Bridgewater, NJ – Lung Diseases like Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) impacts the daily lives of more than 1.3 million residents of New Jersey, which is nearly 13 percent of the state’s population. To increase awareness, provide educational resources and offer baseball fans with the opportunity to take a free lung screening exam, the Somerset Patriots and Right2Breathe® are proud to announce Home Runs for Healthy Lungs Night, to be held September 7th, 2018 at TD Bank Ballpark, when the Patriots host the York Revolution.
The Home Runs for Healthy Lungs health initiative is a program created by Right2Breathe® targeting baseball fans, who due to their vocation, lifestyle and other demographic factors are at higher risk of developing a lung disease. They will be debuting this program with the winningest baseball franchise of the Atlantic League, the Somerset Patriots, which will include a free car show prior to the game.
A 2008 survey completed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) indicated that more than 800,000 New Jersey adults and children have been diagnosed and currently live with Asthma. An additional study by the CDC showed that more than 450,000 people living in New Jersey have been diagnosed with COPD. Flemington-based non-profit organization Right2Breathe® was established in 2014 to help improve resources for currently diagnosed patients, caregivers and healthcare providers of respiratory diseases, while providing free spirometry exams during their events, which can help people understand how their lungs are currently functioning and is the first step in being diagnosed.
“As a New Jersey-based non-profit organization, our primary objective is to ensure everyone living in our home state has the right to breathe. Partnering with our hometown ballclub to debut our new program simply makes sense,” stated Right2Breathe® CEO and co-founder Joe Morrison. “The key to living with any respiratory disease is early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Our primary mission at Right2Breathe® is to provide education, awareness and inspiration of breathing-related conditions to those who are at higher risk to be diagnosed or struggle with breathing related illness. The Home Runs for Healthy Lungs health initiative builds off the success we’ve had in the automotive space and will permit us to ensure everybody attending the baseball game (especially children and their parents) have the right access to education and resources for living with any respiratory disease.”
Baseball fans and those who are looking to learn more about Respiratory Disease can easily purchase discount $10.00 tickets online. Simply go to www.somersetpatriots.com/tickets/groupportal then click GROUP PORTAL LOGIN (which is button #3) and enter the group password LUNGS to buy your tickets to this amazing, entertaining and educational event.