The American Lung Association announced Monday that an anonymous Charleston resident has matched all donations made to the 5th annual Lip Sync For Lungs event up to $25,000. Until the event on March 11, all donations will be doubled.
Lip Sync For Lungs features five local celebrities performing lip sync and dance routines in a showdown to win the title of champion.
The event typically takes place at Charleston Music Hall but was reimagined as an interactive hybrid experience. This year, participants can attend the drive-in event at The Bend or stream it at home.
“Fighting to end lung disease, lung cancer and COVID-19 must be a collaborative effort,” Margaret Ann Youngs, senior development manager for the American Lung Association, said in a press release. “It’s humbling to see the amazing support of our performers, sponsors, donors and the Charleston community, including this very generous donor.”
Money raised will fund the American Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the COVID-19 Action Initiative, an investment that works with public and private entities to address the coronavirus and protect against future respiratory pandemics.
“This incredible donation will help us in our mission to fund educational programs to assist people with lung disease and advocate for additional research to end lung cancer,” Youngs said.
Visit lipsyncforlungs.org to learn more, donate or purchase tickets for the event.