Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Broadway Event Raises $250,000

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The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has announced that its seventh annual Broadway Belts for PFF event raised a staggering $250,000, an increase of 35 percent over the 2016 event.

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According to a report on broadwayworld.com, the event was staged at the Edison Ballroom in New York City and was hosted by the comedienne and Broadway star Julie Halston on February 27.

Halston created the event in 2010 with her husband, Ralph Howard, after Michael Kuchwara, a theater critic and close friend of theirs passed away from pulmonary fibrosis. Howard was also diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and has since had a lung transplant.

Throughout the evening, some of Broadway’s most famous stars sang some of their favorite numbers, including Grammy-winner Stephanie Mills who sang “The Wiz,” as you can see in this video from Broadway Girl NYC.

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