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Valentine Fun Pac helps fight lung disease

ALA and Burger King join to fund asthma education and research
Jan 16, 2014

The American Lung Association of the Mid Atlantic and participating Burger King restaurants are offering the Valentine Fun Pac, an assortment of colorful valentines that restaurant patrons can purchase to help support children and adults afflicted with lung disease who live in the region. Now in its 24th year, the campaign runs from Jan. 13 through Feb. 16 at more than 75 participating Burger King restaurants in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Each Fun Pac costs $1 and includes 10 valentines designed for children ages 5-12 to give to others. The reverse side of each valentine has a food coupon, redeemable for a value size french fry or value size soft drink at participating Burger King restaurants. The Valentine Fun Pac also contains vouchers for free admission to two home baseball games with affiliated and independent baseball teams across the Mid Atlantic. The packs also come with coupons for discounted admission for up to four people to Hersheypark and ZooAmerica for the 2014 season, a value of more than $60.

“These packs offer a great value to those who buy them and a great value to the lung association’s research and education programs,” says Deb Brown, president and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mid Atlantic. “And kids love the valentines. This program is a win-win for everybody involved.”

Funds collected through this promotion support the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic’s asthma education and research programs. Asthma affects more than 508,522 children in the Mid Atlantic region and accounts for one in six of all pediatric emergency visits in the United States. Asthma also accounts for 10 million lost school days annually and is the leading cause of school absenteeism attributed to chronic conditions. All lung disease, including lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death among adults. For more information,  visit lunginfo.org/funpacs or call 1-800-932-0903, Ext. 35.

Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Call 800-LUNG-USA (800-586-4872) or visit www.lungusa.org for more information.

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