Local 'Faces of Influenza' Karen Newman and LaShell Griffin Asking Everyone, Especially Mothers, to Protect Themselves and Their Families This
and Every Year
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DETROIT, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT: Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist
Karen Newman, "Voice of the Detroit Red Wings"
LaShell Griffin, Oprah's Pop Star Challenge Winner
Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi has joined the
American Lung Association of Michigan's Faces of Influenza
campaign to encourage influenza vaccination throughout the winter
months and into the spring to help protect against this serious
virus and boost alarmingly low state immunization rates among
children and adults.
Popular Detroit entertainers Karen Newman, the "Voice of the
Detroit Red Wings," and LaShell Griffin, 2004 winner of Oprah
Winfrey's Pop Star Challenge, are also partnering on the campaign
to encourage increased immunization in Michigan. Karen and
LaShell, both mothers of children with asthma, know firsthand the
importance of vaccination against this dangerous illness, which
causes between 100,000 and 300,000 cases in Wayne County each
year. Additionally, between 500,000 and 2,000,000 residents of
Michigan suffer from influenza in an average year, according to
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
10 a.m.-Noon: Kristi, LaShell and Karen will be at the Detroit
Skating Club encouraging participants to get immunized and
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will administer
|SOURCE American Lung Association of Michigan|
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