The American Lung Association in California will host its third annual Fight for Air Walk Sunday, Oct. 10 at Santa Monica’s Crescent Bay Park to raise funds and awareness in support of healthy lungs and healthy air.

The Fight For Air Walk will follow a three-mile scenic route along the beach and attracts participants of all ages. Crescent Bay Park is at 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

“Californians breathe some of the worst air in the nation,” says Jill Arnstein, executive director of the American Lung Association in California — Los Angeles. “Air pollution causes and aggravates lung conditions including asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, and chronic lung disease. We walk because everyone deserves to breathe clean and healthy air.”

Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for one in seven deaths nationwide.

Lung disease is particularly prevalent in California, according to the American Lung Association. Ninety percent of Californians live in areas with unhealthy air, contributing to breathing problems for nearly five million citizens afflicted with asthma, including nearly one million children.

Online registration for the walk is open until Thursday, Oct. 7 at www.fightforairwalk.org/.

On-site registration will begin at 9 a.m. Information, David Hechter at (213) 384-5864.

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