Sponsorship deadline: 4/1/2014
If interested in running or donating to the wonderful cause, please email
Checks should be made payable to
Brown University Medical School, 5K Fun Run/3K Walk
and mailed to: Brown University Medical School Box G-9560
Providence, RI 02912
The 13th Annual Breeze Against Wheeze
5k Run/3k Walk
Saturday, May 10th 2014 @ 11am local time
Date: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM local time
Address: Brown University Ittleson Quadrangle - 235 Hope St. Providence, RI 02906
Fees: Pre-register before the race for a discount, or $30 on race day. Kid's Race: Free!
PRE REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY MAY 9TH AT 5PM
Race T-Shirts for the first 200 registered!
Brief DescriptionCheck-in starts at 9:30 am, Kids race begins at 10:15 am and the 5k run/3k walk will begin at 11:00 am. This fast, scenic 5k run goes around Brown University campus and over to Blackstone Blvd. The 3k course is a shortened version of the 5k.
2014 marks the 13th Annual Breeze Against Wheeze 5K. The race was conceived in 2001 by a Brown University Medical student as a means to help finance Hasbro Children's Hospital's Asthma Camp. Asthma is the number one chronic condition in children, and the leading cause of hospitalization in children nationwide. Here in Rhode Island, the asthma rates are especially high and too many children with asthma do not have the education and support necessary to alleviate their condition. Each year the race raises 25% of the camp's total costs.
The Community Asthma Programs Asthma Camp has successfully provided this education and support for hundreds of children and families. The week-long summer asthma camp is for nine to 13 year olds with severe asthma to fully participate in outdoor activities while learning how to manage their asthma. A significant number of camp staff includes physicians, therapists, and EMTS who volunteer their time and make significant impact with the teens. After participating in the camp, the teens make comments on surveys reflecting improved communication with family, friends and medical personnel; increased self-esteem; and recognition that they are not alone with this chronic disease. More....