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Capital Regional Cancer Center Presents 5th Annual Oxygen Ball

October 05, 2012

Tallahassee, FL – The American Lung Association in Florida (ALAF) will pair local celebrities with professional dancers in a “Dancing with the Local Stars” competition, a unique element to the 5th Annual Oxygen Ball, presented by Capital Regional Cancer Center (CRCC). “The American Lung Association is thrilled to partner with Fred Astaire Dance Studios and our celebrity dancers on the Oxygen Ball” says Christine Thurman, Board Chair for the local ALAF Leadership Board. “This event will help raise money to continue our efforts to provide a better quality of life to lung health patients.”

The studio’s professional dancers will be paired with local “celebrities” to compete in a ballroom competition similar to the popular television show. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges and by a fan favorite, determined by our top fundraising celebrity. The 2012 Oxygen Ball’s celebrity dancers are:

  • Dr. Mignon Emenike – Health and Wellness Centers of North Florida
  • John Gandy – John Gandy Events
  • Elizabeth Mack – Tallahassee Democrat, “Girl Around Town”
  • Nancy Miller – Commissioner, City of Tallahassee
  • Bert Pope, Bert Pope and Associates-Real Estate

“Capital Regional Cancer Center is proud to partner with ALAF on this event. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer for men and women. The research that ALAF fund will help with better treatments and better care for lung cancer patients,” says Dr. Tim Bolek, Medical Director for CRCC.

The Oxygen Ball will be held on Saturday, November 10th at University Center Club and guests can enjoy dinner, dancing and a silent/live auction.. For tickets and more information, go to www.TallahasseeOxygenBall.org or call (850) 241-1003.  You can also click on the “VOTE” link to vote for your favorite couple prior to the event. 

To find out more about the programs and services the American Lung Association in Florida offers, log on to www.lungfla.org or call 1-800-LUNG-USA.

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