LAS VEGAS – (May 20, 2014) – The American Lung Association in Nevada – Las Vegas (ALAN) will hold its fourth annual Fashion Show event with Saks Fifth Avenue, on Friday, June 6 at the Las Vegas Country Club. The Swing into Summer Fashion Show and Dinner will be hosted by comic and magician, Adam London. The event will include a fashion show showcasing the Best of Saks Fifth Avenue with men’s and women’s fashions.
The American Lung Association recently made national headlines with the introduction of LUNG FORCE, an initiative addressing the startling statistic that lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer, killing more Americans than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Celebrity Ambassadors Valerie Harper, Kellie Pickler and Jewel have joined LUNG FORCE to advance awareness and help save lives. Welcome messages from the Celebrity Ambassadors and a new song will be part of the evening’s entertainment. The National Presenting Sponsor of LUNG FORCE is CVS Caremark.
“We look forward to this event every year,” said ALAN Executive Director Allison Newlon Moser. “Continuing our efforts to better inform the local community on the dangers that arise from chronic lung diseases is our main goal. Gathering for a relaxed evening filled with fun and excitement brings us joy and knowing all monies raised will help benefit the Southern Nevada community makes this worthwhile.”
The American Lung Association in Nevada provides education and support to Nevadans with lung diseases like asthma, COPD and lung cancer. “We are proud of working to decrease smoking in our state,” said Newlon Moser. In 1999, Nevada had the highest teen smoking rates in the country, at 33-percent. Today, that rate has dropped to 10.2-percent due to the efforts of the American Lung Association and its partners.
Special guests at Swing into Summer who have benefitted from the ALAN’s programs will be recognized. The event will also include a cocktail hour and silent auction. Prior to the event, guests can enter into a silent auction, which kicks off for online bidding on May 30th and ends the evening of the event. For silent auction information, visit www.lung.auction-bid.org.
With the support of corporate sponsors like Med Smart Inc., IGT, NV Energy, Optum, Sandy Valley Ranch, Station Casinos, among others, the American Lung Association continues to confront lung disease at the root level. Staff and volunteers work to educate kids about the dangers of smoking, push for more smoke-free workplaces and even work to reduce air pollution. In addition, the Lung Help Line at 1-800-LUNGUSA is staffed by registered nurses and respiratory therapist who can provide detailed and accurate answers to questions about lung health.
Tickets for Swing into Summer with Saks are $150 each and can be purchased at SwingintoSummerWithSaks.com. Guests are encouraged to wear tropical attire. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 702.431.6333. All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. Follow American Lung Association in Nevada – Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter.
About American Lung Association:
American Lung Association in Nevada (ALAN) has been improving the lives of Nevadans since 1916 when it was founded as the Nevada Tuberculosis Association to combat the devastating disease of tuberculosis (TB). Since that time, ALAN has remained constant in the fight against lung diseases and the promotion of lung health. Lung disease is the fourth leading cause of death in America and ALAN is often the first point of contact for individuals with lung disease. ALAN provides practical help and education to people living with asthma, COPD, and other lung diseases, confronting this disease at the root level by educating kids about the dangers of smoking, providing smoking cessation programs, advocating for smoke-free environments, and working to reduce air pollution. Programs include Not on Tobacco (NOT), Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) and Better Breathers Clubs. For more information, call 702.431.6333.