"Make it Monday" forum - Breathe: Celebrating 50 Years of Lung Health in Alaska

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Name: "Make it Monday" forum - Breathe: Celebrating 50 Years of Lung Health in Alaska
Date: September 25, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

The American Lung Association is celebrating 50 years of being in Alaska! Learn how the American Lung Association has championed lung health for Alaskans and the nation. Highlights range from medical advancements in Bethel that set the stage for modern tuberculosis prevention to how we went from smoking sections to smoke-free workplaces. We’ll also celebrate 40 years of the annual Clean Air Challenge, which has supported various communities across the state.

PLUS, a presentation from Dr. John Nofsinger on the upcoming College of Business & Public Policy Showcase.

Don't forget to bring your business cards for a chance to win great door prizes like a desktop printer from Office Product Services valued at $645, and complimentary tickets to the CBPP Showcase!

Bea Pullekines
grew up in western Pennsylvania before heading south to earn a B.A. and Master of Public Health from the Universities of South Carolina and Georgia. After graduating, she joined AmeriCorps to serve those experiencing homelessness in Juneau by helping them navigate health insurance options. She briefly returned to the Lower 48 to work at a state health department to provide technical assistance around various health topics to community organizations. When the pandemic hit, her role shifted to coordinating community testing and vaccination efforts. She made her way back to Alaska by joining the American Lung Association in 2021 and plans to continue supporting the health of Alaskans.

Born and raised in Utah, Jessica Frey earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Utah State University. She landed in Alaska in the summer of 2010 and has never looked back. Her journey in the nonprofit sector has been marked by a series of impactful roles in Alaska’s thriving community including the American Diabetes Association and Covenant House Alaska.  She entered her role as the Senior Director of Development for the American Lung Association in the Fall of 2021 and has been instrumental in helping return their events to profitable in-person fundraisers. This position allows her to work with many businesses across the state to secure funding as well as provide lung health education for employees. Her dedication to community engagement goes beyond her professional role as she is always a helping hand to other nonprofits, supports various fundraisers for schools, and is an active member of the PTA for her children’s school.

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Event Sponsors:

Petroleum Club of Anchorage
3301 C Street, #120
Date/Time Information:
11:30 am to Noon - Networking
Noon to 1 pm - Presentation
Contact Information:
Tosha Swan

Registration is due by 5 pm the Thursday prior, but please RSVP at your earliest convenience. A $2 fee will be added to all walk-in registrations, and available seating is not guaranteed.

  • General Admission +  Lunch: $35 Members / $40 Non-Members
  • Table Reservation (Seats 8):  $230 Members / $280 Non-Members
  • Coffee Table Reservation: $13 Members / $15 Non-Members
  • Students: $15 w/ID
  • Virtual via Zoom: $10 Members / $15 Non-Members
  • Punch Card (10 lunches): $330 Members / $380 Non-Members

CANCELLATION NOTE: For a full refund, registration must be canceled by 5 pm the Thursday prior. No refunds will be given after this date. If you do not arrive by 12:00 pm, your seat will be forfeited. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.

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