Ventilator Race to raise funds for special camp
October 9, 2019
By participating in a “5K” Ventilator Race on Oct. 25, Jackson College respiratory care students will breathe life into opportunities for children with asthma to experience Camp Michi-MAC.
Respiratory care students will race to raise funds in the annual “5K” Ventilator Race at noon Friday, Oct. 25. Teams will push ventilator machines around the front circle drive of Justin Whiting Hall, Central Campus, raising funds and competing for prizes such as 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. The race also commemorates National Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 20-26.
Camp Michi-MAC welcomes children with asthma to the Skyline Camp and Retreat Center, near Almont, Mich. Campers can have a “regular” camp experience because the medical team, who are on-site 24 hours a day, understand asthma and allergies, triggers and proper treatment. The medical staff includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists and respiratory therapists.
Respiratory care practitioners, also known as respiratory therapists, assist in the care of patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary (relating to the heart and lungs) problems. Learn more about becoming a respiratory therapist at Jackson College here.