Yesterday, the American Lung Association in Florida hosted the 3rd annual Lip Sync For Lungs, and Brandon Sapp and The Young Lawyers took home the trophy after their compilation of Tiger King, *NSYNC, REM, and Outkast, and raising $2,570 through community voting and donations to their performance. Overall, the event raised more than $30,000.
For the event, four local celebrities executed lip sync performances to songs of their choice, all to win the top spot of Lip Sync Battle Champion. Brandon Sapp and The Young Lawyers joins previous Lip Sync Battle Champions Steve Gunter of The Taproom at Dubsdread, Tony Sos of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier & Sos, to Nate Carn and Armando Castenada who represented various fire departments in Volusia County. Sapp is President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association and associate attorney at de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris, and Neal.
“Due to concerns surrounding the global pandemic, we quickly pivoted to a virtual event this year, but still saw a tremendous outpouring of support and participation from the local community,” said Janelle Hom, executive director 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 at the Lip Sync For Lungs will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million 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.
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.