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L’Air on March 12, hosted by young DC-area professionals, benefits chronically ill children at nation’s #1 respiratory hospital


WHAT:     L’Air, an event of the DC Air Society

Evening event benefiting chronically ill students who attend kindergarten through eighth grade at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health. Children at the school receive education, support and treatment for asthma, allergies, cystic fibrosis and other respiratory, immune, cardiac and related disorders.


WHEN:     Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:00 p.m. to midnight

WHERE:   One Lounge
               1606 20th St. NW, DuPont Circle in Washington, DC

WHO:       Event Co-Chairs are Justin Magazine and Alexandra Gardner.

Executive committee members include Jena Belinkie, Rokas Beresniovas, Abigail Bortnick, Natalie Cantley, Andy Pillay, Lance Schwarz, Joseph Tipograph and Stuart Tipograph.

HOW:       Tickets for L’Air are $85 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and DJ. A limited number of sponsorships are available beginning at $500 per couple. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities visit or call 800.743.3551.

WHY:        National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation

Kunsberg School is a unique, free day school for kindergarten through eighth-grade students whose chronic illnesses may prohibit their attendance in a normal public school.  Students receive individual and structured education programs to assist them in achieving academic and physical excellence, and prepare them to become independent, self reliant and responsible.  From three nurses, 90 students in the school learn specific medical self-care practices, enabling them to monitor and manage their illnesses and to go on to lead productive, meaningful and active lives.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

We have many faculty members, from bench scientists to clinicians, who can speak on almost any aspect of respiratory, immune, cardiac and gastrointestinal disease as well as lung cancer and basic immunology.

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