Tomorrow, April 22nd - 2010 Life & Breath Awards Gala in New York City

Join the American Lung Association in New York this Earth Day to honor outstanding contributors to lung health

NEW YORK, NY (04/21/2010)(readMedia)-- Join the American Lung Association, an organization that leads the fight against air pollution on Earth Day and every day, at their 2010 Life & Breath Awards Gala.

WHO: American Lung Association in New York.

WHAT: 2010 Life & Breath Awards Gala. This black tie affair will be co-hosted by multiple award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson and Co- Anchor of CBS Channel 2 News at 5 and 11 p.m., Chris Wragge. All proceeds will support the Lung Association's mission to save lives by preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.

WHEN: Thursday, April 22; featuring dinner, dancing, an awards presentation and live and silent auctions. The event begins at 6 p.m. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. Awards presentation to begin at 7:10 p.m.

WHERE: Gotham Hall in New York City. The address is: 1356 Broadway at 36th Street, New York, NY 10018. Telephone number: (212) 244-4300.

WHY: The American Lung Association in New York's vision of cleaner, healthier air and improved lung health in our communities cannot be achieved without the help and support of dedicated New Yorkers who share our mission and make it their lives' work to further our cause. We are pleased to honor three exceptional individuals whose work has positively impacted lung health. These honorees continue to make a difference in many lives. The honorees are:

Tria Case, Esq., Director of Sustainability at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy

Philip Marcus, M.D., Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, St. Francis Hospital

Sean Swarner, two-time cancer survivor, published author, world-class athlete and founder of the CancerClimber Association

HOW: Visit our Life & Breath Awards Gala website for more information. You can also contact Todd Weiner, Gala Coordinator, at (718) 965-3344 if you are interested in purchasing tickets to the Life & Breath Awards Gala or learning about available sponsorship opportunities.

Note to Editors: The media are invited to participate in the cocktail hour and cover the dinner /awards program. Honorees, physicians, advocates, and spokespersons from the American Lung Association in New York will be on site.