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Lung Institute to Participate in Tampa’s Clean Air Fair 2015
Tampa, FL (May 6, 2015) – The Lung Institute will be participating in the Clean Air Fair taking place in downtown Tampa on May 7, 2015. The event will take place at the Downtown Tampa Poe Plaza at Franklin and Jackson Street from 11:30am – 1:30pm.
In hopes of reaching out to individuals and gather support for working toward cleaner air, the Lung Institute team will raise public awareness by offering fun and games for a chance to play downtown on Thursday. Using a giant Jenga game filled with air quality facts and over-sized fortunetellers, participants will be able to interact with advocates while learning how they can make the world a cleaner place. The Lung Institute will also be giving away reusable water bottles to those who stop by to learn about clean air.
The Clean Air Fair is hosted by the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County. The theme of the event is Selfies for Clean Air, and participants are encouraged to take selfies using the fair as the backdrop. The EPC hopes that participants will share these selfies with others to spread awareness about air quality in the Tampa Bay area and talk about how we can all work together to improve it.
Making a difference is as easy as switching to a reusable water bottle and carpooling to work. Recent statistics estimate that 11 percent of outdoor air pollution-caused deaths are from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and 22 percent of indoor air pollution-caused deaths are from COPD.
Air pollution is especially dangerous for those suffering from debilitating lung diseases such as COPD, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis. Because of this, the Lung Institute strives to raise awareness about the quality of the air that we breathe and how we can have a positive impact on a better future. It is estimated that over 75 million people in the United States are living in areas with unhealthy air. The Lung Institute is ready to make a difference.
Join us to raise awareness about air quality:
When: Thursday, May 7th from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Downtown Tampa Poe Plaza at Franklin on Jackson Street, Tampa, FL
About the Lung Institute
At the Lung Institute, we are changing people’s lives across the nation through the innovative technology of regenerative medicine. We recognize the challenges of finding effective and sustainable treatment options for patients who might be suffering from debilitating lung diseases, and we are committed to providing patients a more effective way to address pulmonary conditions and improve quality of life. Our goal is to help patients breathe easier and bring life back within reach. For more information, visit our website at LungInstitute.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or call us today at (800) 729-3065.