Lung Association Partners with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to Fight Lung Disease in Indiana
(February 1, 2018) -
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Today, the American Lung Association in Indiana announced that it is partnering with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana to sponsor the Fight For Air Climb at Salesforce Tower on March 3. The event will feature thousands of participants each climbing the 47 floors and more than 1,054 steps of Salesforce Tower to help raise money and awareness for lung diseases, including lung cancer which is the mostly deadly form of cancer of in the U.S.
“Lung disease impacts more than 800,000 people in Indiana,” said Tanya Husain, executive director the Lung Association in Indiana. “That’s why Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s contribution as presenting sponsor is so significant in our community. From funding asthma education, to providing resources to those suffering from lung cancer, this support helps make people’s lives better every day.”
The Fight For Air Climb helps save lives locally by raising awareness about the risk factors of lung disease, helping people manage their illness through educational trainings, by funding research to find a cure for lung cancer and much more. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to education, research and advocacy.
“We understand the important role that education and awareness can play in improving the health and well-being of our members and those within the community,” said Dr. Kimberly Roop, Regional Vice President and Medical Director, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. “The American Lung Association helps people live better lives with lung disease every day and we believe events such as the Fight for Air Climb make key contributions towards finding a cure for lung disease.”
Registration for the 2018 Fight For Air Climb is currently open online or by calling 317-819-1181. Climbers can register for a discounted price of $15 before January 12, 2018.
About the American Lung Association in Indiana
The American Lung Association in Indiana 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: Lung.org.
About Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield works with the state of Indiana to offer the Hoosier Healthwise (HHW), Hoosier Care Connect (HCC) and Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) health insurance programs for 386,000 Medicaid beneficiaries. HHW serves low-income families, pregnant women and children up to age 19. HIP covers residents age 19 through 64 including low-income families. Anthem has administered benefits and services for HHW since 2007 and HIP since 2008.