Breathe easy on Asthma Awareness Days
On Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, Story Land will offer Asthma Awareness Days in conjunction with Breathe New Hampshire, a century-old nonprofit lung health organization, and the New Hampshire Asthma Collaborative.
Since the Granite State has one of the highest rates of asthma in the U.S., according to Allyssa Thompson, Director of Programs for Breathe NH, “we’re excited to partner with Story Land to raise awareness and provide information and resources to help families better control asthma.”
Asthma is a leading cause of missed school and work days, and is the most common pediatric illness. More than 18,000 New Hampshire children have asthma.
The park will be smoke-free and the landscaping schedule adapted to keep clippings to a minimum. Families can bring their own food into the park, which it makes easier for those with diabetes, food allergies, or other special dietary needs.