Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Donation by the Numbers

Some people have asked how they can help and what they should donate. Here are some options to help with an amount. If you would like to donate, follow the link in the right hand menu bar or click here.

$1- Donate because asthma is the #1 cause of school absenteeism among children

$3- Donate because asthma is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization for children

$4- Donate one dollar for each of the sports I regularly participate in despite my asthma

$6- Donate one dollar for every medication I need to take daily

$8- Donate one dollar for each day that a child misses school on average per year due to asthma

$9- Donate one dollar for every mile I swim on average per week

$10- Donate one dollar for every one million outpatient visits attributed to asthma each year

$11- Donate one dollar for every life lost in one day due to asthma

$12- Donate one dollar for average number of times I visit a doctors office each month

$14- Donate one dollar for every one million missed days of school per year due to asthma

$15- Donate one dollar for every one million missed days of work per year due to asthma

$17- Donate one dollar for every 100,000 Hispanic Americans living with asthma

$18- Donate one dollar every one billion dollars of the estimated cost of asthma per year

$20- Donate for the estimated twenty percent of swimmers with asthma

$22- Donate one dollar for every shot I get in March

$25- Donate for the 25% of Americans with asthma and allergies

$30- Donate one dollar for every 1000 Americans who had an asthma attack today

$30- Donate ten dollars for each day in an average hospitalization due to asthma

$40- Donate one dollar for every 1000 Americans who missed work or school today due to asthma

$44- Donate for the 44% of asthma hospitalizations that are children

$50- Donate one dollar for every 100 Americans who visited an ER today due to asthma

$52- Donate one dollar for each of the 52° Fahrenheit of my coldest open water swim without a wetsuit

$55- Donate the average cost of a rescue inhaler

$60- Donate one dollar for every one million people in the US with chronic allergies and asthma

$65- Donate for the 65% of asthma deaths attributed to women

$80- Donate for the 80% increase in the asthma death rate for children in my lifetime

$100- Donate one dollar for every 10 Americans admitted to the hospital today due to asthma

$180- Donate one dollar for every minute I spend spinning in an average week

$150- Donate a one dollar for each puff of an inhaler I take on average per month

$200- Donate one dollar for every minute I spend running in an average week

$1000- Donate a quarter for each of the over 4000 deaths in the US due to asthma each year

$7000- Donate for the nearly 7000 additional deaths each year in which asthma was a contributing factor


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2 comments:

Lacey Joe said...

I should add a $1 dollar donation for the number of times I foolishly tempted fate at an event and posed by an ambulance...

Michel said...

hahah. That should become your thing.

tempting fate by ambulances before each race.