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Breath Takes: Summer 1999

Summer, 1999
Vol. 6, No. 1

This is a portion of the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County's 1998 Breath Takes. ?If you would like to receive a complete copy, please call the American Lung Association at
or (800) LUNG-USA.

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Breath of Life Awards Honors Four Latino Leaders

Enrique Chiock of ALALAC with Breath of Life award recipient Secretary Maria Contreras-Sweet and her husband Ray Sweet
0ver 300 people attended the Breath of Life Awards dinner at the Regal Biltmore Hotel on May 6, honoring 4 outstanding Latino leaders and raising over $100,000 to fight lung disease. The honorees were: California Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing, Maria Contreras-Sweet; tuberculosis survivor and Founder/President of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Dionicio Morales; the Consul General of Mexico, Jose Angel Pescador Osuna; and Congressman emeritus Edward R. Roybal. Legendary stage and screen actress Carmen Zapata served as mistress of ceremonies, and a live auction featured trips to Puerto Vallarta, Malaysia, Hawaii, and Las Vegas.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors who helped make the evening a great success: Mr, and Mrs. Enrique Chiock and family, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Western States Petroleum Association, Boeing Company, Kaiser Permanente, Arlen Advertising, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Wellpoint Health Networks, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockwell, ARCO, Bank of America, Edison International, Fannie Mae Foundation, the Gas Company, Wells Fargo Bank, and many more.

The money raised by the Breath of Life Awards will support ALALAC's many programs in clean air, asthma education, tuberculosis, advocacy, and tobacco prevention. Mark your calendar for next year's Breath of life Awards: May 19, 2000 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

(Updated 10/05/99)

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is to prevent and eliminate lung disease
and to improve the quality of life and health of those with lung disease.
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? 1999 American Lung Association of Los Angeles County

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