Right2Breathe Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Flemington, N.J., in partnership with Allergy & Asthma Network, will provide free spirometry exams, educational materials and screenings for Asthma during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals held at zMax Dragway, April 28- 30.
The Right2Breathe Free Asthma Screening program; which is funded by a grant provided by Novartis, is the non-profit's first to be held at a NHRA national event. Right2Breathe successful debuted its program at the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion held in October 2016. In Bakersfield, the Right2Breathe team screened hundreds of drag racing fans, drivers ,and vendors for COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Right2Breathe co-founders Joe Morrison and Tim Charlet -- second-generation drag racers themselves -- are expecting to double those numbers by inviting fans, race team members, and vendors to "Put their Lungs on the Dyno" during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
One of the first steps in beginning the treatment of Asthma is completing a non-invasive and simple spirometry exam, administered by professional Respiratory Therapists and other medical professionals in the Right2Breathe Screening area, located in the Manufacturers Midway during all three days of the event.
Fans are encouraged to stop by the Right2Breathe display to sign up for free daily raffles and prizes, and receive educational materials not only about Asthma and other respiratory disease, but also how allergies can impact respiratory health. The Right2Breathe® Screening area will be open Friday from noon till 5 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. till 4 p.m., and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. till 3 p.m.