Brett Penager

Local Leadership Board Member

Each year, the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (Our region-wide organization encompassing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota & Wisconsin) selects an outstanding volunteer from one of our seven states that embodies the spirit of our organization. 

Each awardee has shown leadership in promoting the important mission of the ALA, is an active participant and fundraiser for both a Local Leadership Board and one or more signature events, and is willing to open new corporate, foundation or individual relationships to the Lung Association.

This year, our volunteer has gone above and beyond our expectations for this award and we are pleased to announce that the 2010 American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Volunteer of the Year is Brett Penager!

As a founding partner and Chief Marketing Officer of Chiro One Wellness Centers, Brett Penager’s practice reaches more than 25,000 people a year with chiropractic services.  A nationally renowned speaker and educator, Brett’s interests range from business to marketing, coaching and even wrestling.  He’s the author of the best- selling book, “USA Wrestling’s Coaches Guide to Excellence.”

Brett’s affiliation with the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago began three years ago.  Through his shared ownership of Chiro-one Wellness Centers and his individual foundation, B. Anthony Enterprise, Brett generously sponsored our Lung Walks, Stair Climbs and the Lake Tour Bike Trek in Chicagoland.  He went above and beyond financial support by marketing and promoting these events at his Chiro One centers to both employees and patients and eventually joined our Local Leadership Board. 

In less than 3 years volunteering for the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago, Brett Penager has raised and donated an amazing $52,475.00. We are very proud to have him on our team and are greatly appreciative of Brett’s personal commitment and support.  His efforts truly exemplify the limitless capabilities of a volunteer.