Dr. Washington Burns
A benefit breakfast for the Northern California Breathmobile, sponsored by Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, will be held 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Nile Hall, 1223 Preservation Park in Oakland.
According to Dr. Burns, the Breathmobile helps fight against asthma by keeping kids in school classrooms and out of hospital emergency rooms.
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan will be the keynote speaker, and a panel will include Maricela Foster, Acting Director, Alameda County Lead Poisoning Program, Healthy Homes Program; Jack Broadbent, CEO/APCO, Bay Area Air Quality management District and Marilyn Li, M.D., USC Department of Pediatrics Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.
Frank Somerville, KTVU anchorman, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
During the first three years of the Breathmobile’s operation, no-cost treatments, diagnoses and educational services were provided to over 290 low-income children with asthma in Alameda, West Contra Costa and San Francisco counties.
To purchase tickets, visit: www.prescottjoseph.org or call (510) 208-5651.