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American Lung Association O2 Oxygen Ball a Breathtaking Success

(May 9, 2019) - BROOKFIELD, Wisc.

For more information please contact:

Dona Wininsky
[email protected]
(262) 703-4840

450 guests enjoyed an evening of gourmet food, games and lively entertainment while supporting the American Lung Association’s mission of saving lives by promoting lung health and preventing lung disease.

The event raised $375,000 to support the Lung Association’s programs, research, community outreach and advocacy efforts to help people with lung disease.

The 2019 O2 Oxygen Ball – One Enchanted Evening -- was held Saturday, May 4 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee.  For the first part of the evening, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and bid on Silent and Super Silent Auction items.  A catered dinner and program immediately followed, with games, contests and Live Auction.  Steve “The Homer” True served as auctioneer.   John Mercure, afternoon host of WTMJ AM620 Radio was the Emcee.  Dessert and dancing to RPM closed out the evening.

Highlighted in the program was a video featuring Allie Ladwig of Wrightstown whose mother is battling lung cancer.  Allie herself is a member of FACT, the Lung Association’s peer education and youth advocacy program.  Allie also shared comments from the podium and she and her mother received a standing ovation after the video for their courage and determination to beat the disease.

The Lung Association would like to thank the O2 Oxygen Ball co-chairs for making this event a huge success.  They are Dr. Jeff & Sarah Bahr and Sherry Husa.

The Lung Association also thanks the event’s Presenting Sponsor, United Healthcare along with the Zizzo Group for producing the video.


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 coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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