Teens with asthma invited to special 'PG-13' show If you're ages 13-18 and have asthma, you are invited to the premiere showing of "PG-13" Asthma Program Geared for Teens on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. until noon, at Carmike Cinema 7, 1-29 and 41st Street, Sioux Falls.
You'll have a great time meeting other "characters" like yourself who have asthma, following the "plot" as you learn to take charge of you asthma instead of letting it direct your life.
Admission is free and you'll earn a free movie theatre pass along with a chance to win sound track CDs and video movie rentals.
Reserved seating only, so preregister by Wednesday, Nov. 8 by calling Sioux Valley Healthformation at (605) 333-4444 or 1-800-445-5788.
The program is sponsored by the South Dakota Asthma Institute (a cooperative effort of Central Plains Clinic, Sioux Valley Hospital, and The University of South Dakota School of Medicine), American Lung Association of South Dakota, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Allen & Hanburys, Merck and Lewis Drug.
In South Dakota almost 15,000 kids under the age of 18 have asthma.
Teens with asthma face a tough dilemma. They are at an age where they think they're immortal, but if they neglect their asthma things can turn life-threatening.
If not managed properly, asthma — a chronic lung disease — causes unnecessary emergency hospital visits and loss of life.