New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2015 -- YouTube Sensation and Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Chloe Temtchine , Film Producer and Entrepreneur, Marvin V. Acuna, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association* (PHA) and Korilla BBQ will all team up to present the "2015 Breathe Food Truck & Concert Series" - four events staged in various locations throughout New York City, combining musical performances by Temtchine with cuisine from the popular, Korilla BBQ Food Trucks.
Presented to bring awareness to a devastating condition, known as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, the "2015 Breathe Food Truck & Concert Series" is the latest project by Temtchine and Acuna, designed to introduce the public to this condition, the challenges that come with diagnosing it, and to raise funds to both aid in the search for a cure as well as to care for those who are struggling to live with it. Each event will also include 50 free meals which will be given to lucky (and hungry) audience members, courtesy of Korilla BBQ.
Taking place throughout the month of October, in Midtown, the Financial District and Brooklyn, these events will feature the music of recording artist, Chloe Temtchine, who was finally diagnosed with severe Pulmonary Hypertension in 2013, after having been misdiagnosed for five years (Temtchine performs linked to an oxygen tank whom she affectionately refers to as, Steve Martin) and the delicious, all-natural, healthy, GMO-free food of Korilla BBQ Food Trucks, a popular sight throughout New York City. Named by the Village Voice as the #1 Food Truck in the city last year, they have arguably redefined Korean barbecue and Korean cooking and have taken it to the streets.
Temtchine said, "I am a HUGE food lover, and ever since my diagnosis, have become much more conscious of the kind of food I eat. I'm a strong advocate of high-quality, healthy, GMO-free, and locally-sourced, fresh ingredients.
In addition, I'm a proponent of individuals who strive for excellence in what they do and who are driven, passionate and creative. Therefore, a series of events which combine my music with the savory Korean dishes created by the team from "Korilla" (NYC's #1 Food Truck) seemed like a perfect way to get out into the city and introduce people to the existence and realities of a condition that, while devastating, has managed to fly somewhat under the radar for the general public."
Temtchine was recently featured in the Huffington Post; has performed on "Late Night with David Letterman," is the voice behind the national commercial celebrating the 100th anniversary of American Express and has been featured on NY-1; The Nate Berkus Show (NBC); "Fearless Music" (FOX
5); her song "Brand New Day" has been featured on "The Early Morning
Show" (CNN), and she has had songs placed in various TV series and films.
Korilla BBQ has been featured on The Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" and on "Sesame Street." They offer the best quality proteins, kimchi and vegetables that they can source, as well as seasonal specialties and the occasional secret menu. Korilla BBQ food trucks can be found roaming the city, and they recently opened their first brick and mortar shop in the East Village. They have garnered numerous awards including "Rookie of the Year" at the Vendy Awards, and "Best Food Truck" by The Village Voice.
The "2015 Breathe Food Truck & Concert Series schedule:"
All events will take place between 12:00PM and 3:00PM, Monday, October 5, 2015
Midtown: 47th Between Park & Lexington
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - Financial District: Front & Old Slip
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - Midtown: 55th & Broadway
Friday, October 23, 2015 - Brooklyn: TBD
- PHA received sponsorship support for the 2015 Breathe Concert Series from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Bayer Healthcare.
About Chloe Temtchine
To paraphrase what Amy Carlberg wrote in Bust Magazine, Chloe Temtchine, with supermodel looks, intoxicating sex appeal, and a sultry, soulful voice, would not look out of place on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, with the possible exception of the breathing tubes that she must use, even while performing.
YouTube Sensation, Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) 2014 NYC Gala Honoree, Chloe Temtchine is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support the mission of the PHA to find a cure.
For more information about Chloe Temtchine visit: www.chloetemtchine.com
About the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., with a growing list of chapters across the country, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the country's leading pulmonary hypertension organization. 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 does this by connecting and working together with the entire PH community of patients, families and medical professionals. PHA relies on donations to fund its many programs, including early diagnosis efforts, more than 245 support groups around the country and continuing education for medical professionals through PHA Online University. For 12 consecutive years, PHA has received the highest rating – four stars – for fiscal accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, placing it in the top half of one percent of all rated charities.
For more information or to support PHA with a donation, go to PHAssociation.org
About Korilla BBQ
"Korilla offers the best quality proteins, kimchi, and vegetables that we can source, as well as seasonal specialties and the occasional secret menu. All-natural, healthy, GMO-free, and fresh aren't just marketing terms, it's our responsibility. Redefining Korean Barbecue. Korilla brings you the best of Korean cooking, in a format you already love. Korilla's food trucks can be found throughout New York City and will soon be offering online pick-up and delivery ordering and catering."
Korilla was founded by Edward "3D" Song, a pioneer of the NYC food truck explosion, Queens Kid, and Columbia grad. When Korilla was a mere concept, Eddie took to and partnered with the Weitzel twins of SoHo's digital agency, "Box Creative." Not too long after, Korilla rolled out their third truck, won Rookie of the Year at the Vendy Awards, received incredible press, reviews, and fans, and eventually broke ground on their first brick and mortar location.
For more information about Korilla BBQ please visit: http://korillabbq.com/
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