Brayton Purcell Proud to be a Sponsor for 'Breath of Fresh Air' Luncheon

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Brayton Purcell is proud to be a sponsor of the "Breath of Fresh Air" Luncheon - a fundraising event benefitting the American Lung Association put on by The Women's Lung Health Initiative.

Brayton Purcell is proud to be a sponsor of the "Breath of Fresh Air" Luncheon - a fundraising event benefitting the American Lung Association put on by The Women's Lung Health Initiative. This informative event is held to honor individuals who are actively involved with women's lung health issues. It also helps to raise awareness within the community on the issues faced by women regarding lung health, and what can be done to make a difference. Currently, it is estimated that women are twice as likely than men to be diagnosed with cancer and a higher proportion of women are seriously affected by lung disease.

The "Breath of Fresh Air" Luncheon takes place Tuesday, May 13, 2008, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Hilton. Distinguished guests include award-winning journalist Belva Davis as Honorary Chairwoman; KKSF radio personality, Miranda Wilson as Mistress of Ceremony; and, UCSF research physician Esteban Burchard, M.D. as one of the guest speakers. Dr. Burchard's research focuses on identifying risk factors, both genetic and environmental, that may lead to asthma. American Lung Association of California Board President Gwendolyn Young will also be a guest speaker, and renowned sociologist, Bertice Berry, Ph.D., will be the key note speaker. Honorees include Lana Hilling, RCP, FAACVPR, who is the John Muir Health coordinator of lung health services and a pulmonary rehabilitation expert, and Angela Alioto, an attorney and civil activist, who has served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. For more information, please visit the "Breath of Fresh Air" web site.

About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. The nonprofit organization is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. The American Lung Association has many different programs and strategies for fighting lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. For more information, please visit the American Lung Association's web site.

About Brayton Purcell's Community Activities:
Brayton Purcell, a California-based law firm specializing in asbestos law throughout the United States, is active in local and national causes. The groups Brayton Purcell supports include the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Novato Human Needs Center. Local activities have included sponsoring these fundraisers: Climb California, Labor Day At the Lake, A Night in Tuscany, Bike for Breath (American Lung Association), Blow the Whistle on Asthma (American Lung Association), Stepping Out to Celebrate Life (Breast Cancer Foundation), and Bowl for Kids' Sake (Big Brothers, Big Sisters).

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