Nominees Sought For Chattanooga Area Young Woman Of Distinction

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The American Lung Association in Tennessee is asking the community to nominate outstanding young women in the area for the 2013 Young Women of Distinction award.

The Young Woman of Distinction is a high school senior who sets herself apart as an individual outstanding in leadership, academics, and character. She serves the Chattanooga area with honor, integrity, enthusiasm, generosity, compassion, a willingness to take risks and a personal dedication to goal achievement.

The 28th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 30, from 11:15 a.m.-1:30 PM, at the Chattanooga Convention Center Ballroom. The event, which benefits the American Lung Association in Tennessee, is a Chattanooga tradition that honors one Tennessee Woman of Distinction, plus ten of the Chattanooga area's most accomplished women who have distinguished themselves within their family, career, and community.

This year, three Young Women of Distinction will also be honored.

Nomination forms are available in the Chattanooga office by calling 423 629-1098 or can be downloaded from the American Lung Association in Tennessee's webiste at www.alatn.org or Facebook.

All nominations are due on Jan. 22. They can be faxed at 423 629-0054, mailed to American Lung Association in Tennessee, 1466 Riverside Dr., Suite D, Chattanooga Tn. 37406, or e-mailed to scudabac@midlandlung.org.

This annual event benefits the American Lung Association in Tennessee and its mission to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States today. In Tennessee alone, more than 814,000 children and adults are affected by lung disease such asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer.

Individual and table reservations for the event will be available soon, various sponsorship levels will also be available.

Monies raised from the Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon help fund medical research, advocacy and education here and nationwide and ensure clean air and healthy lungs for all Tennesseans.



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