Jackson College respiratory care students will race to raise funds for Camp Michi-MAC in a “5K” Ventilator Race at noon Friday, October 25th at JC.

To commemorate National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 20-26, this ventilator race will feature JC respiratory care students. Teams will race around the front circle drive of Justin Whiting Hall pushing ventilator machines, and there will be prizes for the race winner, best decorated vent and more. Individuals or groups may sponsor a team per lap (one lap equals one “kilometer”) or for the total race, five laps.

For the ventilator race, individuals may sponsor a team for one lap (each lap equals one “kilometer”) or five laps for the total race. To make a pledge, please contact Dr Ann Flint at 517.796.8684, or FlintAnnM@jccmi.edu; or Brooke Reynolds at reynoldbrooken@my.jccmi.edu or 734-417-5837. Respiratory Care Week is celebrated annually on the last full week in October.

Camp Michi-MAC, a camp for children with asthma, is conducted at the Skyline Camp and Retreat Center, which covers 156 acres including a pond and surrounded by a large forest, near Almont, MI. Campers can have a “regular” camp experience because the medical team, who are on-site 24 hours a day, understands asthma and allergies, triggers and proper treatment. The medical staff includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists and respiratory therapists.