Quest For A Cure Research Dinner Is Nov. 2

Party Like A Rock Star Event Benefits American Lung Association

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chattanooga area supporters of the American Lung Association in Tennessee will gather for the Quest for a Cure Research Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2.  The theme for the event is Party Like a Rock Star in the 1980's. 

Participants may come dressed as a “Rock Star “of the 1980’s. The Quest for a Cure Research Dinner will benefit the American Lung Association in Tennessee’s life saving Pulmonary Disease research and educational programs.  

The location of this year’s event will be the Chattanoogan Hotel –in the Ballroom. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, vendors, and a silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, “Rock Star” acknowledgement, program, live auction and the Rubik’s Groove Band. There will be awards for the best “Rock Star” costumes. 

Porsche of Chattanooga, BlueCross BlueShield Community Trust, Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, are among the sponsors for the event. There are a few sponsorship levels still available as well as individual reservations for $75 each until Saturday.  Auction item donations are also gladly accepted.  Contact the American Lung Association in Tennessee office at 629-1098 for more information or go on-line to make reservations.

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