The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), California Chapter, was founded for the sole purpose of sending children with severe asthma to summer camp. In 1976 Sheldon Siegel, MD, together with a group of his patients and friends, decided to sponsor an auction to raise the money to send children to camp. Read More
Many other programs and services in addition to asthma camp are now available to help improve the quality of life for those who suffer from asthma and allergies. Some of the services AAFA provides include The Breathmobilie®, a mobile clinic which provides diagnosis, treatment and education to high risk inner city school children; sports clinics for children with asthma; a toll free hotline to request literature and physician referrals; educational programs for individuals and organizations, and certified pollen count information.
Today the California Chapter of AAFA is the largest in the nation, and our wonderful programs and volunteers help treat thousands of children every year, both in California and in cities across the nation.