You may know Kristin Chenoweth as a singer or an actress, she also has credits in musical theatre. Many of the fans of great TV series might know her mainly from the ABC comedy-drama titled Pushing Daisies where she played Olive Snook. This might not be the most famous TV series in the world, but if you don't know it yet, be sure to check it out, in my case it became my immediate favorite.
As we all know, all actors and actresses also have their lives outside the TV screen and while for Kristin the life has been great, she has also had to deal with asthma for the last decade or so. And to reveal her journey with asthma, to share her personal experience, she joined the national asthma awareness campaign "Know Your Count" as a spokesperson.
"I have struggled with asthma for more than a decade and am excited to be part of the Know Your Count campaign" said Kristin Chenoweth. "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. "
The campaign by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory is educating asthma patients about the importance of knowing the remaining count in their rescue inhalers. Based on a survey co-sponsored by the two - AAFA and Teva - half of the asthma patients have had their inhaler empty when they have needed it at least once in their life.
"Each year, asthma attacks account for nearly two million emergency room visits in the U.S.," said Mike Tringale, Senior Vice President at AAFA. "The findings from our survey reveal that there is a significant need to educate patients about the importance of tracking the remaining doses in their rescue inhalers, so they have access to medication when needed. Using rescue inhalers with a dose counter is a great way to do just that. By joining forces with Kristin Chenoweth and Teva Respiratory, it is our hope that together we can encourage patients to know their count when it comes to safely managing their asthma."
Learn more about Kristin's journey and the campaign below.
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