Kyle “K’Otic" Johnson Named Charleston Lip Sync For Lungs Live Battle VI Champion

Lip Sync for Lungs event raises $115,000 to end lung disease, COVID-19

Over the weekend, the American Lung Association in South Carolina hosted the 6th annual Lip Sync For Lungs-Lipstock Edition, presented by Audi Charleston, and Kyle “K’Otic” Johnson took home the Battle Champion trophy after his stunning performance of a mix of Imagine Dragons raising more than $20,000 through community support and donations. Overall, the event raised more than $115,000.

The event featured local celebrities who performed choreographed lip sync and routines in an epic show-down to win the title of Lip Sync Battle Champion. Johnson, works locally for EventWorks, the southeast’s largest event rental provider.  However, Johnson is also a break dancer, stunt artist and in 2017, he competed on American Ninja Warrior and was a crowd favorite.  His contagious energy and encouragement of others have made this super athlete an everyday hero. 

“The outdoor festival - themed event at Firefly Distillery was such a welcomed breath of fresh air for everyone that attended. 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. For more information or to make a donation, please visit

Thank you to all of our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor – Audi Charleston, Champion of Breath Sponsor – Motley Rice Law Firm and Milli Vanilli Sponsor - Petaloso. Maria Carey Sponsors - Mike and Michele Seekings, Woodhouse Spa, Ashlee Simpson Sponsors – EventWorks, Fusion Capital, Local Love CHS, Gallivan White Boyd, Gruenloh Law, Media Sponsor – ABC 4 News, Production & In-Kind Sponsors – Grace Outdoor, Lava Salon, DREAMPOP Jeff & Amanda, OtherBrother Entertainment, Stage Presence, Valerie & Ed Photography, Fox Audio Visual, Charleston Mirror Booth, Firefly Distillery and Rehab Events.

For more information, contact:

Jill Smith
[email protected]

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