Charleston Businessman, Eric Elliott, has lived with asthma since he was a teenager, so he wants to help others with asthma and lung disease. On March 11, he will be one of the celebrity performers at the American Lung Association’s Lip Sync For Lungs.
In 2009, Elliott created VIP Marketing and Advertising, a top digital marketing and advertising agency in Charleston that specializes in the automotive, legal, and healthcare industries. Then in 2015, he saw a need for marketing creative on smaller budgets, so he created Craft Creative, a full-time video production and creative agency serving the entire U.S. Elliott is personally impacted by lung disease, so he was excited to get involved with Lip Sync For Lungs.
“This hits home for me. I have dealt with Asthma since I was a teenager and now have my asthma controlled. It is institutions such as this that help provide knowledge, research, and help to those in need,” said Elliott. “The impact is very critical for those with COVID-19 and I want to do my part to help leave this world better than I found it.”
For the event on March 11, Elliott will compete against four other Charleston celebrities in an epic show-down to win the title of Lip Sync Battle Champion. The event typically takes place at the Charleston Music Hall but was reimagined as a unique drive-in event at The Bend. We asked Elliott what the audience can expect from his performance.
“Not the typical lip-sync performance,” he said. “I want to give the audience all I have because I only have one shot.”
More importantly, he hopes to give back to the local community in a time when it is needed most.
“I feel if you are able to help, you help. This is such a good cause and I believe our community needs this in the times that we are currently in,” said Elliott. “I want to be a better human. Regardless of the charity or the need, I want to help. I don't want to leave this earth and wish that I stepped up and didn't. I am also leaving an example for my kids.”
The Lip Sync For Lungs Live Battle V will be held March 11 at The Bend, and the event offers a virtual viewing option as well. Learn more about the event, get tickets and help Eric Elliott meet his $10,000 fundraising goal by voting at LipSyncForLungs.org.
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 education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.