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 LipSyncForLungs.org.
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 Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.