Record-Breaking O2 Oxygen Ball Held in Milwaukee
(May 16, 2016)
The annual O2 Oxygen Ball Gala was held on Saturday, April 30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The Gala continues to set fundraising records, this year grossing $476,000 -- $40,000 more than last year, making it our most successful Gala ever.
More than 525 guests and sponsors attended the event to enjoy an evening of cocktails, gourmet food, games and entertainment. 125 auction items from themed baskets to exotic vacations were offered for bidding. Music and dancing closed out the festivities.
The dinner program stressed the important mission of the Lung Association. Nicole Wagner made the special appeal, sharing her story of her mother, a 12 year lung cancer survivor who had recently died of COPD.
Local Leadership Board member, Dustin Hinton, received the Distinguished Service Award. Dustin’s company, United Healthcare was the Presenting Sponsor of the event. The company’s foundation, United Health Foundation recently provided funding for the Partners for Asthma Action program, which is being implemented in five markets, including Milwaukee. Guests viewed this video, which demonstrates the work and impact already being experienced through this important partnership.