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Anchorage Resident Patty Ginsburg Receives Prestigious Award from American Lung Association

National Volunteer Excellence Award honors select individuals for exemplary work promoting lung health and preventing lung disease


Credit: American Lung Association

Patty Ginsburg

ANCHORAGE, AK—The American Lung Association has awarded Patty Ginsburg of Anchorage, AK its American Lung Association National Volunteer Excellence Award 2018. Patty will be presented the award at a National Board meeting in Chicago this June.

Ms. Ginsburg, a 14-year lung cancer survivor, is committed to helping others by passionately advocating for tobacco prevention, smokefree air, healthcare coverage, and research funding. She is a strong voice in the state capital in Juneau, supporting legislation focused on promoting lung health and environmental responsibility. She and her husband Steve Lindbeck created the Clean Air Challenge “Team Patty” cycling team which has raised more than $110,000 for the American Lung Association over the last six years.  Additionally, she has served on the Anchorage Leadership Board as well as chaired the Mountain Pacific Regional Board of Directors for the American Lung Association from 2014 to 2016.

The American Lung Association Volunteer Excellence Award recognizes Lung Association volunteers who exemplify the nationwide commitment to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health. Recognition is given for a specific project or for a history of excellence that helps increase the organization’s ability to achieve the mission and make an impact in the communities being served. 

Ginsburg is a retired consultant and writer in Anchorage and has lived in Alaska for more than 35 years. She represents the state of Alaska as a Lung Association Mountain Pacific Regional Board Member and was instrumental in building the regional organization.


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