Today, the American Lung Association in Florida announced that the 3rd annual Lip Sync For Lungs will take place on Wednesday, November 11. The event, which typically takes place at Sak Comedy Lounge, was reimagined to offer two options to participate – drive-in movie theater live stream viewing at Ace Cafe in Downtown Orlando or a live stream ticket option to view from the safety of your home.
For the event, local celebrities execute lip sync performances to songs of their choice, all to win the top spot of Lip Sync Battle Champion. Former Lip Sync Battle Champions include 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.
“This year’s event will feature some fun and very entertaining local celebrity performances, but with multiple options for people to participate safely,” said Janelle Hom, executive director of the Lung Association. “During this challenging time, it is more important than ever to support lung health. We are proud that funds raised will help our ongoing efforts to end lung disease, as well as support our new COVID-19 action initiative.”
This year’s celebrity lineup is yet to be announced, but the event Emcee will be Jessica D. Thomas, Esq. from Thomas Law Firm, PLLC, and celebrity judges include:
Patty Sheehan, City of Orlando Commissioner, District 4;
Kay Rawlins, Founder, Owner Orlando City Soccer Club, Event Senior VP of Community Relations, President of the Orlando City Foundation, and
Jason Wheat from Orange County Fire Rescue.
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 he 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.