Last night, the American Lung Association in South Carolina hosted the 5th annual Lip Sync For Lungs at The Bend, and Bryan Mahanes took home the Battle Champion trophy after his performance of Elton John, and raising the most money through community support and donations. Overall, the event raised more than $200,000.
The event features local celebrities who performed choreographed lip sync and routines in an epic show-down to win the title of Lip Sync Battle Champion. Mahanes owns the entertainment agency, Other Brother Entertainment, along with business partner Greg Walker. He also co-owns Stage Presence Equipment Rentals. It was through these companies that he became involved with the Lung Association.
“Due to concerns surrounding the global pandemic, we pivoted to a drive-in event this year, which provided the audience with a fun, yet safe way to attend this unique event. As a result, we saw a tremendous outpouring of support and participation from the local community,” said Margaret Ann Youngs, Senior Development Manager for the Lung Association. “Thank you to all of our participants and sponsors who came together to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease, lung cancer and COVID-19.”
Money raised through Lip Sync For Lungs will fund local programs, advocacy and research for the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is an investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
Thank you to our sponsors Motley Rice, LLC, Audi Charleston, George Sink, Petaloso, Woodhouse Day Spa, Smith Cox, Robert Beall, DMD, and ABC 4 News.
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.