One Newcastle lady walking with a purpose this month is Lenore Miller, who is covering 5km a day to raise awareness of asthma, the need for people to have and follow asthma management plans, as well as funds for asthma research.
Ms Miller lost her son Ryan to the condition 10 years ago.
One in nine Australians, around 2.5 million, have asthma but reportedly, only 20 per cent of people aged 15 and over and 41 per cent under 15 have a written asthma action plan.
You can find out more at:www.5kadayinmay.com.au.
First Published by Fairfax Media