Leading Up to the #Act4Impact Livestream Event, New Supporters Announced for American Lung Association's COVID-19 Action Initiative
CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 26, in an effort to defeat COVID-19, Queen Latifah is hosting #Act4Impact, a livestream fundraising event to benefit the American Lung Association's COVID-19 Action Initiative. #Act4Impact is nationally presented by CVS Health, and today the American Lung Associationannounced additional support for the COVID-19 Action Initiative from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada), GSK, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron, 3M, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Funds raised through the livestream event will go towards the American Lung Association's efforts to defeat COVID-19 and decrease health disparities by supporting and safeguarding lung health, particularly in underserved communities.
The two-hour livestream fundraising event will feature a variety of voices, from celebrity musical performances, comedy sketches and surprise moments to the experiences of scientists, frontline healthcare workers and people whose lives have been impacted by the virus.
"COVID-19 has impacted all facets of our lives, and sadly, some communities and people are harmed more than others," said American Lung Association Board Chair Stephen R. O'Kane. "As our nation faces this difficult time, it will take all of us – coming together – to address the pandemic and save lives. We are honored to have the support of so many valued partners to bring this livestream event to life, all to benefit the lifesaving mission work of the American Lung Association."
The national livestream event will encourage viewers to contribute to the American Lung Association's COVID-19 Action Initiative, which is addressing disparities in COVID testing, providing masks and access to vaccines in underserved communities, developing critical plans on how to prevent future pandemics, and funding critical research.
As part of its initiative, the American Lung Association will also deliver resources to the public, help frontline healthcare workers with COVID education, and advocate at the state and federal level to end ongoing health disparities.
The #Act4Impact livestream event is nationally presented by CVS Health and benefits the American Lung Association's COVID-19 Action Initiative. Tune in to the star-studded event at Facebook.com/lungusa at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT this Saturday, September 26. To learn more and make a donation today, visit Lung.org/act4impact.
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