Breathe Easy Asthma Awareness 5K & Kids Fun Run

310 Edwin Dr Mt Trashmore
23462 Virginia Beach , VA

Program Type:

Community, Non-profit

Population Served:

  • White
  • African American
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • Other

Area Served:

  • Urban
  • Suburban
  • Rural
  • Low-Income
  • Minority
Year Established:


Jerome Alston Memorial Foundation
(310) 433-5403
The Jerome Alston Memorial Foundation is hosting our annual Breathe Easy Asthma Awareness 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run. For health related professions, we would like for you to participate in our health expo which will occur during and after the 5K. Our goal for the health expo is to educate the community on asthma and allergy prevention measures as well as other health related information. The intent is to be as informative and hands on as possible.

May is Asthma Awareness Month! Asthma affects more than 25 million people of all ages and races, yet public awareness of the common asthma triggers and effective asthma management strategies remain limited.

The Jerome Alston Memorial Foundation’s (JAMF) mission is to increase public awareness of the asthma epidemic with our annual Breathe Easy Asthma Awareness 5K Run/Walk for & Health Expo.

May 6- Virginia Beach, VA

May 13- Dallas, TX

May 20- Los Angeles, CA

May 28- Oakland, CA

Proceeds from the race have afforded us the ability to provide health screenings to the community and donate funds to the American Lung Association, the Virginia Asthma Coalition and the Western Tidewater Free Clinic. This year, the Virginia 5K will support Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Asthma & Allergy School Nurse Expert Program.

Supporting this program will equip school nurses with the most advanced education to help students manage asthma episodes during the school day. We need your help to make a bigger impact, not only in our schools, but also in the asthma community in Virginia and bring a broader awareness to this disease in 2017.

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