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SummerFest 2022

Mark your calendars, SummerFest 2022 is July 1! The Breathing Association is hosting this free event to highlight the services and programs available in our community.

Meet your neighbors, local leaders, representatives from nonprofits and utility companies, business owners, government officials, and more. Our Mobile Medical Unit will provide medical services, and you can apply for the HEAP Summer Crisis program.

Plus, there will be free food and drinks, giveaways, a kid’s area, and more!

Friday, July 1

9am – 3pm

The Breathing Association
788 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

2022-06-06T09:18:41-04:00June 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Thank you, Franklin County Commissioners

The Breathing Association was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Franklin County Commissioners, and we would like to thank them for their continued support in helping us serve thousands of families around Franklin County. It means a lot for our organization!

2022-05-12T10:12:46-04:00May 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

We’re excited to announce that we have added a new board member to our team, Tiffany Olverson!

We’re excited to announce that we have added a new board member to our team, Tiffany Olverson!

Tiffany is a Manager of Meter to Cash at NiSource. Her strengths include problem solving, communication skills and organizational proficiency. When asked what her “why” is for joining The Breathing Association Board, she said: “I was recommended by my organization to apply for board membership.  The Breathing Association has been an organization who takes great pride in the customers they serve.  The mission not only addresses breathing safely, The Breathing Association addresses the issue holistically.”

We look forward to the expertise she will bring to our team!

2022-05-12T10:11:00-04:00May 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

This Mother’s Day, Make An Impact

Celebrate the Breathing Association’s 115th anniversary this Mother’s Day with a special bouquet designed by our partners at DeSantis.

Mother’s Day has been a very special tradition for our organization for over 100 years. Our founder, Carrie Nelson Black, was a Victorian woman ahead of her time. As a visionary and civic leader, she motivated others to share her passion of caring for the “sick poor,” all while never drawing a paycheck.

A mother of three children, Mrs. Black prevailed upon Governor Judson Harmon in 1911 to issue the first Mother’s Day Proclamation in Ohio. This year, we honor her legacy by raising funds for the populations Mrs. Black deeply cared for!

Celebrate all of the moms in your life with a beautiful bouquet from DeSantis Florist.

Bouquets are $115, and all proceeds help us create a world where people breathe easier! Please make your tax-deductible gift (*) with a specially designed Breathing Association bouquet from DeSantis Florist.

 (*) Regarding your payment, 50% is a tax-deductible gift and the other 50% goes toward the value of the flowers plus deliver. The Breathing Association is a non-profit organization 501 (c) (3).

2022-05-12T10:01:37-04:00May 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

The Breathing Association will be administering free COVID-19 vaccines to the community in February and March! Just as our X-ray Cruiser increased access to tuberculosis diagnostic tests in the 1950s, today our Mobile Medical Unit is increasing access to lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Getting a vaccine is a safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19, and getting vaccinated may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Vaccines will be available at the Nelson Park Apartments on February 26 and at The Academy for Urban Scholars on March 24.

Saturday, May 21st  


220 W Johnstown Road Gahanna, OH 43230 (East)

Didn’t make it to our Mobile Medical Unit while it was in your community? No worries! You can still receive a FREE COVID-19 Vaccine at Our Lung Health Clinic.

Click here for more information to visit our Lung Health Clinic
2022-05-16T11:59:14-04:00February 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Welcome Dewitt and Rebeccah!

We’re excited to announce that we have added two new board members to our team, Dewitt Harrell and Rebeccah Dolbow!

Dewitt Harrell is the Chief Administrative / Chief Financial Officer at PrimaryOne Health, the second largest federally qualified healthcare centers in Ohio. He is responsible for Finance, Accounting, Budgeting, Grants, Procurement, Human Resources, Billing, Information Technology, Compliance, Facilities, 340B Pharmacy and Managed Care functions

He is actively involved in the community and serves on several boards: Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation, Workforce Development Board formerly Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation /OhioMeansJobs – Past Chair, and the City of Gahanna Tax Appeal Board.

Dewitt’s Why:To volunteer time and expertise for a very worthy cause of saving lives; to provide advisory support to help provide high quality services to the most vulnerable in our communities; to share board level experiences to support the chief executive and administrative team to be successful.”

Rebeccah Dolbow currently works at BORROR Resources as the Director of Human Resources. There she leads as a trusted HR advisor and partner to understand employee needs, customizes approaches and implements solutions that drive business objectives and employee retention, with proven success during a world health pandemic. 

Rebeccah’s Why: “I am honored to join the Breathing Association Board of Directors because the work that this organization is completing to better the breathing health of the communities we serve is inspirational and quite personal to me. Having experienced significant issues with my respiratory system, I recognize how imperative it is to diagnose and treat pulmonary issues quickly. Being able to give back to the community in this capacity would be truly impactful.”

2022-02-24T14:19:37-05:00January 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Check us out in the Columbus Dispatch’s Guide to Philanthropy 2022 annual publication!

Learn a little more about The Breathing Association on pages 26-27 of the 2022 issue.

Click the link below to access the digital Guide.

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2022-01-04T09:05:56-05:00January 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Celebrate With Us!

Take a look at our 2021 celebration video.

We’re grateful for another amazing year with our community.
We’re looking forward to all the amazing things to come in 2022!

2022-01-05T14:27:20-05:00January 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Thanks for Joining Our Win Win Charitable Giving Smart Strategies For Year End Webinar!

Couldn’t make the virtual event? You’re in luck, we recorded the full virtual event for everyone to learn more about maximizing your charitable impact and how to strategize for your family giving plans.

Watch the full video below!

Webinar Event took place on Monday, December 13th at 3:00 PM

We were joined by an amazing panel of experts to give insights on how to create a win, win for both you as a donor and your charity. Our experts included:


Mike Schmidt Executive Vice President & Partner Cramer & Associates


Jill Garvey Senior Vice President and Senior Wealth Strategist Huntington Private Bank

Rob Koogler Private Bank Investment Advisor The Huntington National Bank

David Reape Principal and Director of Tax Service HW&Co. | CPAs & Advisors

Robert Behal Business & Divorce Attorney and Partner The Behal Law Group LLC

Keep an eye out for future webinar events!

2021-12-15T14:38:27-05:00December 15th, 2021|charitable giving, webinar|

The Danni Palmore Dedication at the Lung Health Clinic!

Danni served as a longtime Board member, a leader, and mentor for the Breathing Association. It is with great honor that The Breathing Association can dedicate her at our Lung Health Clinic, a facility that was near and dear to her heart. The free Lung Health Clinic provides caring medical and nursing services from a skilled professional staff. For more information on the Lung Health Clinic, click here.

The Danni Palmore dedication ceremony will be held at Franklin County Public Health 280 E Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 5:00 PM.

Danni was passionate about the Breathing Association’s mission and the Lung Health Clinic. If you’d like to make a donation in honor of Danni Palmore, please click on the Donate page up top, or click here.

2021-12-03T13:36:56-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|
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