The American Lung Association will recognize Dr. Donald Brown, a groundbreaking healthcare software entrepreneur and philanthropist, on June 4th at the Indianapolis Evening of Promise Gala at Victory Field. His technology innovations have made massive advancements in empowering health professionals to provide better patient care.
“Dr. Brown has helped redefine what health technology can do not only in Indiana, but across the nation,” said Tanya Husain, executive director of the Lung Association. “He has pushed the limits of software development and benefitted countless patients of lung disease with his work. We are proud to honor Dr. Brown with this year’s Legacy Award.”
Brown has founded multiple software companies and currently leads LifeOmic, a corporation dedicated to leveraging technology to predict and prevent health issues before they arise. As a proven successful investor and business advisor, Brown made a $30 million commitment to establish an immunotherapy center at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His generosity will benefit the 970,000 Hoosiers living with chronic lung disease, as well as the state’s 5,920 lung cancer patients expected to be diagnosed this year.
“Education, advocacy and research are three of the most important pillars of improving and preventing disease, which is the focus of both the American Lung Association’s work as well as mine,” said Brown. “I’m elated to join this elite group of Legacy Award recipients who have the same dedication to improving public health and look forward to working closely alongside the American Lung Association in the fight to end lung disease.”
The Lung Association’s Legacy Award will induct Brown into an elite group of recipients consisting of distinguished researchers, advocates, and practitioners who have made outstanding strides towards ending lung disease. His dedication to improving public health will be celebrated amidst hundreds of LUNG FORCE Champions at Victory Field.
The Indianapolis Evening of Promise Gala aims to knock lung disease out of the park, offering an evening of eclectic food, entertainment, and auctioning at an iconic ballpark. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit the event website.
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.