February 27, 2008
If you suffer from asthma or allergies, Augusta might not be the best place for you.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation ranked Augusta 21st in the country, and tenth in the Southeast, for a challenging place to live if you have asthma or allergies.
Each year asthma kills more than 4000 people.
The condition can be difficult for children. In Georgia, more than 75,000
children suffer from asthma.
If you have a child with asthma, University Health Care Foundation will again sponsor "Camp Whispering Wind." It's for children ages 8-16 with asthma and will be at Fort Discovery March 7 and 8, 2008.
The camp is completely free and there are some openings.
You can contact Sheila Kamath or Pam Robertson at 706 774-5864, or get more information at www.universityhealth.org