American Lung Association’s Annual Turquoise Tasting Fundraiser to Be Held at Carmel Country Club on October 12th

The Lung Association invites guests to sip, savor and socialize to support lung health

Today, the American Lung Association announced this year’s LUNG FORCE Charlotte Turquoise Tasting will be held at Carmel Country Club on Thursday, October 12th. A one-of-a-kind cocktail reception, the Turquoise Tasting features custom elements, unique food and beverage pairings, a silent auction, live music and more. The event, now in its eighth year, raises funds for lifesaving lung cancer research, early detection initiatives and awareness outreach in vulnerable communities. The Turquoise Tasting is presented by Novant Health.

“We are honored to have Novant Health, AstraZeneca, Biodesix and Medtronic, among others, join us this year as LUNG FORCE Turquoise Tasting event sponsors,” said Kate Garofalo, executive director for the Lung Association in North Carolina. “We value their commitment and shared vision in a future free of lung cancer and lung disease.”

More than 380,000 people in the Charlotte area suffer from lung disease, including lung cancer, COPD and asthma. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In North Carolina, it is estimated that more than 8,800 people will diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and nearly 4,700 people will die from the disease.

However, there is hope. More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. The survival rate has increased by nearly 40 percent in the last decade. Funding research, encouraging lung cancer screening and reducing stigma around the disease saves lives.

“We encourage the Charlotte community to join us this year to celebrate advancements in lung cancer research and raise critical funding so that we can continue to provide hope and help to the millions of Americans living with lung cancer and lung disease,” Garofalo added.

The LUNG FORCE Charlotte Turquoise Tasting, presented by Novant Health, will take place on Thursday, October 12th. To buy tickets or inquire about becoming a corporate sponsor, please visit

For more information, contact:

Victoria O'Neill
(312) 273-5890
[email protected]

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