Oxygen Ball Furthers the Fight Against Lung Cancer

(May 9, 2014)


On Saturday, May 3, the American Lung Association in Wisconsin hosted the annual O2 Oxygen Ball, an elegant evening of inspiration, entertainment and fundraising. The event raised more than $430,000 in support of our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education and advocacy. The American Lung Association in Wisconsin uses 90 cents of every dollar raised for research, programs and services.

During the evening of cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing, the Lung Association used the opportunity to share statistics about lung cancer and the work being done by the American Lung Association to advocate for more federal research dollars and provide programs and services.

“We are so grateful to our Oxygen Ball Co-Chairs Rae Anne and Tom Beaudry, Dawn and Dustin Hinton and Janet and Mark Hogan,” said Linda Witucki, Executive Director of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. “Their work, along with that of our planning committee, helped make this event a great success.

”We would also like to give a huge thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, United HealthCare and our Gold Sponsor, Optum Health, our emcee for the evening, John Mercure of WTMJ, our auctioneer Steve “The Homer” True of 540 ESPN and our silver sponsors, BMO Harris Bank, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Horton Insurance Group and the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation.”

The next American Lung Association in Wisconsin event will be the Lung Force Walk at the Milwaukee County Zoo on October 12, 2014. Everyone is invited to participate and more information is available at www.LungForce.org/Walk