An environment for children to better manage asthma
At Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, our goal is to provide
children with expert care so they can live a healthy and active
lifestyle. That’s why we host the annual Willie Wheezer Asthma
Summer Day Camp for children ages 7 to 12.
information about the camp, call
provides an environment for children to participate in outdoor
activities and to grow physically and mentally while increasing their
ability to manage asthma. The camp is held at Camp Keyauwee in
Sophia, N.C. and the Cardiopulmonary Department of Thomasville
Medical Center serves as counselors for the daylong event.
Campers can experience these activities:
Registered Respiratory Therapist, says "the American Lung
Association reports that 6.2 million children under the age of 18
suffer from asthma. In addition, asthma accounted for an estimated 14
million lost school days in children and is the third leading cause
of hospitalization among children under the age of 15. Our goal is to
provide the children a camp that will be a time of recreation and
education in hopes of reducing lost school days or hospital
admissions for the attendees by helping them better manage their
Financial scholarships are provided by Novant Health
Foundation Thomasville Medical Center.
information about the camp, call 336-476-2881.