Black Tie Event Brings Hoosier ‘Teams’ Together To Fight Lung Disease
(October 24, 2017) -
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Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. In Indiana, there are more than 800,000 people who suffer from lung disease, including more than 3,500 who battle lung cancer.
That’s why, the American Lung Association in Indiana is hosting the Evening of Promise Gala on November 11 to raise awareness and research funds for lung disease. This year, the gala’s theme is “black tie with a touch of team,” which emphasizes the fact that it takes a team to fight lung disease.
“The Evening of Promise is a truly inspiring event where some of the most elite lung health experts and influencers, and community leaders gather to celebrate successes and look to the future of lung health,” said Tanya Husain, executive director for the Lung Association in Indiana. “This year we are asking people to dress up but also to add a little flair of colors or logos from their favorite sports teams. This signifies that it takes a team to fight lung disease and everyone who attends this event is part of that team.”
The Evening of Promise is one of the largest and most prominent American Lung Association galas in the country. Last year, the Evening of Promise raised almost half-a-million dollars.
The event takes place on Saturday, November 11 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The event includes a live and silent auction, live music and dancing. Almost 90 cents of every dollar raised goes to the Lung Association’s programs and services, including research, advocacy and public health education.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.