Lung Association Oxygen Ball a Great Success!

(April 30, 2013)


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MILWAUKEE, WI – The American Lung Association in Wisconsin’s 19th annual O2 Oxygen Ball was held this past Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. The gala was attended by more than 550 local community and business leaders and raised more than $400,000. This year’s Oxygen Ball was co-chaired by Natalie and Jerry Frye, Dawn and Dustin Hinton and Karin and Masood Wasiullah. Proceeds from the event will fund  the mission of the Lung Association, including research, educational programs, community services  and advocacy to help those with lung disease and those at risk.

“This year’s event was truly a moving experience,” said Sue Swan, Executive Director of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin.  “The revenue generated through corporate sponsorships, our live and silent auctions and the table underwriting is vitally important the fight for air and working to prevent and better treat lung disease.  We know the faces and the stories of so many that are helped by the generosity of our guests.”

Gala guests enjoyed opportunities to win trips, diamonds and wine as well as silent, super silent and live auction items.  High value auction items included trips to New York, Vancouver, Scottsdale and Satellite Beach, Florida as well as a number of sports experiences and the opportunity to be the very first guest at the new Marriott Milwaukee Downtown.

United Healthcare was the presenting sponsor for the O2 Oxygen Ball, with Silver Sponsors The Benefit Services Group and Children’s Hospital and Health System. Bronze sponsors include Advanced Pain Management, Associated Bank, Direct Supply, ETW, GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services, Healthcare Solutions, Mueller Qaas, Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, Medical College of Wisconsin, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C., Vivian and Tim Sullivan, U.S. Bank, Whtye Hirschboeck Dudek, S.C. Wasiullah Family Foundation and Karin and Masood Wasiullah.