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Boys & Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy receives grant from The Horizon Foundation

New Jersey to fund Breath Easier with Asthma Management Program

Press Release 1/18/16

HorizonBlue-LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy has received support in the amount of $10,120, from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey.  The grant will fund the second year of the BEAM (Breath Easier with Asthma Management) Program at the Perth Amboy Club.

In total The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is providing $600,000 in funding to Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey to continue the important work of raising awareness about asthma and educating Boys & Girls Club members and their parents or caregivers about asthma and how best to manage it.  Across the Garden State, BEAM will benefit 2,500 children ages 5-18 years from 16 Boys & Girls Clubs in 12 New Jersey counties.”

“This grant will enable Boys & Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy to continue our important work in nurturing healthy lifestyles,” said Tashilee Vazquez, Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Perth Amboy.  Asthma is one of the most common, recurring childhood illnesses; nearly 300,000 children in New Jersey have been diagnosed with asthma. By managing asthma symptoms, children can live a normal, healthy life.

Because asthma attacks can be prevented and managed, the Foundation believes it can make a positive impact through the BEAM program in reducing asthma’s burden by improving the quality of life for asthma sufferers and their families; and increasing awareness of the disease and its management.

“We are delighted to support Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey,” said Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  “The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey works with grantees who share our commitment to improve our neighbors’ health, inform their health decisions and inspire them to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.”

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