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Respiratory Care International Congress 2019

Raised toward our $4,800 Goal
29 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 13, at 12:30 PM MDT
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Respiratory Care International Congress 2019

With just over a week to go on our campaign we have raised 50% of funds needed to get the New Orleans! Help us turn that 50% into 100% and change the lives of patients all over the world!! This trip will give our diligent students the opportunity to present their research to the most respected individuals in the industry, which includes, a select few that actually wrote our textbooks! As students we could not ask for a more perfect opportunity to advance in our careers and as future practitioners. 


Thank you to all of our donors,

We could not ask for a better support system! 

We could not be more proud to represent Boise State and our Department of Respiratory Care!






Thank you to all the donors who are helping make this trip happen!! We are 40% funded with just under 20 days to go! Please continue to share our campaign so we can turn 40% into 100%! We are so grateful for all of the support our donors have given us.  This trip could not be made possible without each and every one of you! 


BIG congrats to Lexi our donation winner who received FREE football game tickets to the BSU / Air Force game last week!



About Our Project 

Student members of the Respiratory Care program hope to attend the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) International Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this coming November 9-12th. Eleven students from the Respiratory Care Department have been invited to present their own research at this event. This event grants Boise State students the incredible opportunity to represent Boise State and be introduced to some of the most respected professionals in the industry from around the world. Going to AARC Congress would be an invaluable experience for every one of our members. As well as students presenting research, the event provides an excellent opportunity to witness new and upcoming technology in the field while also providing the ability to network with potential employers. Students will be attending daily lectures that are pertinent to the Respiratory Care field, and will be able to bring that valuable up and coming information back to Boise, Idaho. 


How You Can Help

Your donations will help us meet our goal of sending members of the Boise State Respiratory Care program to AARC. Your donation will help contribute to the cost of airfare, hotel, event fees, food, and transportation. Help us make a difference in the lives of our patients!

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10% of premature babies experience some degree of respiratory distress due to underdeveloped lung tissue.


Asthma in the U.S.A

More than 25 million Americans have asthma. This is 7.7% of adults and 8.4% of children.



Teen electronic cigarette users are more likely to start smoking (cigarettes, cigars, hookah). 30% of electronic cigarette users started smoking within 6 months while 8% of non-users started smoking.


Second Hand Smoke

50 thousand people die from exposure to secondhand smoke each year in the U.S



in 1778 English doctor and astronomer John Mudge invented the first inhaler.



In 1982 the American Association for Respiratory Therapy designated the last week in October to Respiratory care week. Endorsed by President Ronald Regan who supported the efforts of the organization, the announcement of Respiratory Care week came from the Oval Office.


Pulmonary Embolus

In the U.S. approximately 100 thousand individuals die each year from a pulmonary emboli (blood clot in the lungs)


Tobacco Use

Every year in the U.S. over 392 thousand people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death.