Findlay Automotive executive named Corporate Chair for LUNG FORCE Walk
(May 2, 2017) -
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The American Lung Association in Nevada has named Tyler Corder, chief financial officer and chief operations officer of Findlay Automotive Group, as corporate chair of its 2017 LUNG FORCE Walk in Las Vegas.
A part of the nationwide initiative LUNG FORCE, the Las Vegas walk brings friends, family and coworkers together to raise awareness and research funds for lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in America. Corder’s responsibilities as corporate chair will be to recruit company participation and sponsorship, in addition to promoting the event and spreading its purpose. Findlay Automotive Group has sponsored the LUNG FORCE Walk in previous years, and this year the company has committed to a $10,000 sponsorship.
“I am honored to be the corporate chair for the LUNG FORCE Walk in Las Vegas,” Corder said. “Lung cancer takes the lives of more women than any other cancer, but only two percent of women consider the disease to be a top health concern. We must educate more Americans and step up our funding for lung cancer research so that we can save lives and give more women a fighting chance. This walk will help raise necessary funds as well as support those in our community who are affected by this devastating disease.”
Corder, a resident of Henderson, Nevada, joined Findlay Automotive Group as CFO in 1994, then assumed the COO role in 1998. During his tenure with the company, he created the Findlay Community Spotlight and the Findlay Celebrity Spin Zone, both of which highlight local charities on different broadcast platforms, and held leadership positions with the Findlay Education Foundation and Findlay’s Community Pride program. Findlay Automotive Group consists of 28 automobile dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Oregon.
He’s also served as the treasure for the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, chairman of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk and on the board of directors for Safe Nest, American Red Cross of Southern Nevada, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow.
“We are incredibly grateful to have Tyler serve as the corporate chair for the fourth annual LUNG FORCE Walk,” said Kristina Crawford, the executive director of the American Lung Association in Nevada. “This year, 1,700 Nevada residents will be diagnosed with lung cancer and we are a stronger force when we come together to fight. Tyler’s leadership will be imperative as we unite the community in efforts to defeat lung cancer.”
The Las Vegas LUNG FORCE Walk will be held Saturday, November 18, at Symphony Park at the Smith Center. To learn more and register, visit: LUNGFORCE.org/walk.
The American Lung Association in Nevada offers several resources for individuals and families that have been impacted by lung cancer. Anyone seeking help can visit www.LUNGFORCE.org or call the Lung Association’s Lung Cancer Helpline at 1-800-LUNG-USA, which connects callers to information, resources and support services. Visit our website, Lung.org/lungcancer, for comprehensive education and support developed specifically for lung cancer patients and caregivers.
About the American Lung Association in Nevada
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit the newly redesigned website: Lung.org.