Considering Lung Transplant, Award Winning Singer-Songwriter with Rare Lung Disease Returns to Stage at Pulmonary Hypertension Association Event Nov. 7

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First Annual NYC 02 Breathe Gala to Feature MSNBC anchor and NBC News Correspondent Craig Melvin as Master of Ceremonies

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA) 1st Annual New York City O2 breathe Gala will honor the legacy of Dr. Robyn Barst and will feature 2011 AVON National and International Songwriting Competition Winner, singer-songwriter Chloe Temtchine. Mere months after her diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) caused by PVOD, Ms. Temtchine will valiantly launch her "No Pressure Tour" with a performance at the event, singing while using her oxygen tank which she affectionately calls “Steve Martin.” Craig Melvin will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

WHO: PHA's Greater New York Chapter

WHAT: PHA's 1st Annual New York City O2 breathe Gala

WHERE: The Lighthouse; Chelsea Piers Pier 61; New York, NY

WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2013.
                    Reception and Step and Repeat Photos 6:30-7:30 PM
                    Dinner 7:30 PM
                    Ms. Temtchine’s Performance 8:30 PM

WHY: To raise funds and awareness to fight pulmonary hypertension. PH is high
                    blood pressure in the artieres of the lungs that can lead to heart failure.

PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Craig Melvin, MSNBC Anchor and NBC News Correspondent
Chloe Temtchine, PH patient and singer who will perform using her oxygen tank
Jennifer Lombardi, PH patient and dancer who will perform a salsa dance

Tickets and additional information available at http://www.O2breathe.org/nycgala.

PHA is the country's leading organization connecting pulmonary hypertension patients, families, and medical professionals. Its mission is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension and provide hope for the community through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness. PHA provides free access to information on its website about pulmonary hypertension and facilitates over 240 support groups around the nation. PHA is proud to have met the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability. Additionally, for ten consecutive years, PHA has received the highest possible rating-4 stars-for fiscal accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, placing PHA in the top 1% of all rated charities. 88.5% of funds raised by PHA go directly to research and our support, education, advocacy and awareness efforts. To learn more about PHA, visit: http://www.PHAssociation.org.

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