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2012 Breathe Concert

January 30th, 2012

The American Lung Association in Hawaii holds its annual Breathe Concert on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Historic Hawaii Theatre. For over 80 years, American Lung Association in Hawaii has served the people of our state.  Hawaii is still ranked #2 in the nation for youth asthma and over 175,000 people in Hawaii live with some form of lung disease.  Join us in the Fight for Air and support the Breathe Concert.

This year’s Breathe Concert promises surprises and top talent such as four-time Na Hoku Hanohano Awards winner Mark Yamanaka.  While you enjoy traditional Hawaiian music and dance, you know that your support is helping our tobacco control, lung health and clean air initiatives for the people of Hawaii.  Others include Kupaoa, Mailani, Danny Couch, and Al Waterson along with Ballet Hawaii will provide a spectacular evening of song and dance under the artistic direction of Cathy Foy.

Hawaii Director Lorraine Leslie said, "Cathy Foy has once again created a fantastic line-up and we are so fortunate to have her join us in the Fight for Air." Over 175,000 children and adults in Hawaii have lung disease- that’s more than the combined populations of Maui and Kauai. Hawaii is ranked second nationally for youth asthma and lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in our state.

American Lung Association in Hawaii, the oldest voluntary health organization in the state, was founded in 1929 on Kauai.  It is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Statewide programs include advocacy and education for tobacco prevention and cessation, asthma control, air quality and lung disease. As a member of the Western region Leadership Council, I'll be present at the concert.

Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. concert are $135, $55 and $35 at the Hawaii Theatre Center boxoffice, 1130 Bethel Street; by phone (528-0506), and online at www.HawaiiTheatre.com/boxoffice.html.  The $135 tickets include an invitation to the pre-and post concert party at The Venue with entertainment, heavy pupus, good spirits and a meet  and greet with the performers.

Support the American Lung Association and join us for a memorable concert that will take your breath away!

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