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Springfield’s Celebrities Compete for Charity

Lung Association hosts Celebrity Bartender Night on May 9

(April 25, 2019) - SPRINGFIELD, Ill.

For more information please contact:

Jill Thompson
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On Thursday, May 9, local news anchors, rival coaches and business leaders are coming together to support lung health for the American Lung Association in Illinois’ Celebrity Bartender Night at Papa Frank’s in Springfield.

For the event, 14 notable residents will compete for the most tips, which will fund life-saving lung cancer research, local educational programs and advocacy efforts in the fight against lung disease. Guest bartenders include Dee Dee Gatton and Karli Bell from NewsChannel 20, Jessica Dobson and Madison O’Brien from WAND-TV, local football, basketball and soccer coaches, business leaders, and more.

“Thank you to our amazing guest bartenders for taking the time out of their busy schedule to help in our fight for clean air and healthy lungs,” said Monica Guerrant, development manager for the Lung Association. “For the Springfield community, this event is a fun way to meet some local people and network, but also to help residents who suffer from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and other lung diseases.”

The Celebrity Bartender Night will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. at Papa Frank’s in Springfield and is free to attend. The bartender with the most tips at the end of the night will be crowned winner. Those who can’t attend the event can tip their favorite Springfield celebrity bartender online here.

All tips and donations benefit the American Lung Association’s Springfield Golf Classic held on June 17 at Illini Country Club. More information about the Celebrity Bartender Night is available here. More information about the Springfield Golf Classic is available here.


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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