Breathe easy; American Lung Association hosts luncheon
Dr. Marietta Glazer and Kathy Molinet will serve as co-chairs of the “Inspire Life, Breathe Free Luncheon & Fashion Show” event, which will take place on June 1 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Bonefish Grill located in Fort Lauderdale.
The event will benefit the American Lung Association. The Mautner Charitable Foundation is the presenting sponsor. The Broward County Medical Association and the Broward County Medical Association Alliance, producer of the luncheon, will honor the memory of Kathie Zier and Jack Ward, who both died of lung cancer. An informal fashion show will feature clothing and accessories from Essential Boutique, modeled by members.
“Kathie was a great friend to our community. Her diagnosis of lung cancer was a shock to Kathie as she didn’t smoke and led a very healthy life. It took her life after just a few months of the diagnosis,” said Dr. Glazer. “Many people remember her as Kathie Jackson.”
Bonefish Grill has been underwriting this yearly fundraiser since its inception.
“Thanks to the passion and commitment of Marietta and Kathy, the untold hours the volunteer committee members contribute and the generosity of Rick Fett and the Bonefish Grill Fort Lauderdale, we have not only raised $100,000 over the past six years, but we have been able to gain a higher profile in the community, which spotlights the work of the American Lung Association,” said Regional Director of the American Lung Association, Paula Prendergast.
“Barbara Mautner, a local philanthropist, has made a commitment to fund this program for the next 10 years. She is honoring her dear friend Jackward who died of lung cancer,” said Molinet.
Catherineward, his widow, will be in attendance to accept the honor. Kathie Zier is being recognized for the life she led and the battle she fought during her illness. Per Kathie’s request, an American Lung Association endowment has been created to fund lung cancer research.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by visiting www. Breathefreesouthflorida.com or by calling 954-524-4657.
Founded in 1916 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association of Florida works to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. It funds research on the causes of and treatments for lung disease. For more information, visit www.lungfla.org.
Michelle Radich, left, Dr. Marietta Glazer and Kathy Molinet Cynthia Peterson, left, Dr. Dana Wallace and Cleo Bomstad
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Susan Maurer, left, and Kristi Krueger