Last night, 170 virtual attendees raised more than $160,000 during the American Lung Association in Wisconsin’s annual Oxygen Ball, presented by UnitedHealthcare. The event, which typically takes place at the Hyatt Regency, was held as an interactive live stream experience.
Appropriately themed, “We BeLung at Home,” the fundraiser featured a virtual evening of comfort, cocktails, and camaraderie, including a live and silent auction. All to defeat lung disease. In addition, the Lung Association presented the Legacy Award to Children’s Wisconsin.
“We are so grateful to everyone in our community for coming together to support lung health. We are proud that funds raised will help our ongoing efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support our new COVID-19 Action Initiative,” said Megan Cordova.
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.
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, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.