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Help us send a child to asthma camp!

Would you like make a difference in the life of a child suffering from severe asthma? Now you can!

The Omnitrans team will be pulling on their sneakers and joining the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Walk. The event will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at 9:00 a.m.  at Mathis Bros. Furniture in Ontario, California.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.  Its Fight for Air Walk fundraisers help increase awareness and raise funds to support lung health within our own communities.

As their goal this year, the Omnitrans team hopes to raise $1500 to give a child the opportunity to experience summer camp at SCAMP.

“Many children with severe asthma are unable to attend a regular camp because the facilities just aren’t equipped to supervise their treatment,” says Omnitrans outreach specialist Nicole Ramos. “SCAMP (Southern California Asthma Management Program) helps kids learn to manage their asthma through fun, interactive lessons and gives them with the opportunity to enjoy great camp activities at the same time. They get to experience everything from hiking and swimming to arts and crafts–and even try their hand at archery and rock wall climbing! It’s a great cause, and one we’re proud to support.”

If you would like to support team Omnitrans and help give a child this unique opportunity, please visit the Team web page to make a donation. Together we can make a difference!

Omnitrans supports Heart and Lung Walks

Omnitrans employees Nicole Ramos and Tembi Morales volunteer in a fundraiser to benefit the Inland Empire Heart Walk and the Fight for Air Walk.

This year several Omnitrans employees are literally talking steps to make a difference in  people’s lives by supporting two great causes: The Inland Empire Heart Walk and the Fight for Air Walk.

“This is my sixth year participating in the Fight for Air Walk,” said Omnitrans Community Outreach Specialist, Nicole Ramos. “Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer death in the U.S., killing more than 400,000 each year. Those are staggering stats!  The money we raise goes, not only for lung cancer research, but also to help kids suffering from asthma and those battling chronic lung disease. My son has asthma, so it’s especially important to me. We’re walking to change lives.”

For employees like Administrative Secretary, Tembi Morales, making the walk holds personal significance. “I’m participating in the Heart Walk in honor of my Dad, Manuel Michael Morales who passed away due to heart failure in August 2005. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him. I miss him every day and wish that he was still here. The money I raise for the walk will go to the American Heart Association to assist them in their efforts to fight heart disease and raise awareness for taking care of your heart! I love you Dad!”

In addition to the two walks, several Omnitrans employees have participated in volunteer fundraisers for the Heart and Lung Associations, including holding a popcorn sale, taking paper heart donations and selling Red Dress pins. All proceeds from their activities are split 50/50 between the two organizations.

Omnitrans invites you to join us in showing your support for these two great causes by participating as a team member or donor. For more information, please visit the websites by clicking the links below.

The Inland Empire Heart Walk
The American Heart Association
October 13, 2012
Fairmont Park in Riverside

The Fight for Air Walk
The American Lung Association
November 3, 2012
Fairmont Park in Riverside

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