Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth visited Good Day Philadelphia! The star will be visiting Citizen’s Bank Park on May 6 (Asthma Awareness Night) to sing the National Anthem at the Phillies vs. Blue Jays game.
She will also be in town to promote her involvement in an asthma awareness program called Know Your Count
“As a singer and actress, my schedule can be quite hectic at times and I simply can’t afford to let my asthma symptoms slow me down. To ensure I’m prepared in the event of an asthma attack, I count on my rescue inhaler with a dose counter to help me keep track of my remaining doses. It is my hope that by sharing my personal experience, I can encourage patients to know their count when it comes to asthma management.”
Approximately 25 million Americans are living with asthma, a common chronic disease of the lungs, in which the airways become blocked or narrowed causing breathing difficulty. Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or rapid breathing, and chest tightness. During an asthma attack, the airways can narrow to the point that not enough oxygen can get into the blood and travel to vital organs. In very severe cases, asthma can be life threatening.
Teva Respiratory that will donate $1 for everyone that visits KnowYourCount.com
and takes the asthma pledge. According to a 2013 study by AAFA, Philly is ranked as the fourth most challenging place to live with asthma.