Did you know that asthma is a major chronic disease, affecting the lives of more than 615,000 Arizonans and that almost 100 Arizona residents die every year due to asthma? More than 32,000 Arizonans are admitted to Emergency Rooms each year and public funds cover the majority of the costs. With appropriate outpatient care following national guidelines, quality of life of those with asthma improve, visits to the ER are reduced and deaths are preventable. More than ever before we need your support.