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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Sponsors Climb for Eighth Consecutive Year

(January 22, 2016) - Brookfield, WI

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has recommitted to Presenting Sponsorship support of the 8th annual American Lung Association in Wisconsin Fight for Air Climb. Anthem’s sponsorship and strong corporate team support have helped rocket the event to the #1 Fight for Air Climb in the nation, last year raising over $700,000 for the fight against lung disease.

“We are thrilled to have Anthem onboard again,” said Linda Witucki, executive director of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin. “They have been our Presenting Sponsor since the very first Climb and a key partner in its overwhelming success. With Anthem’s help, I am confident the 2016 Climb will be our best event yet.”

“Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been a part of the Fight for Air Climb every step of the way,” said Paul Nobile, interim president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. “We’re proud to again serve as the presenting sponsor of the event and look forward to welcoming everyone back to this inspiring and unique fundraiser in March.”

The goal for this year’s Climb is $750,000, to be raised through both corporate sponsorships and individual fundraising. All Climbers pay a registration fee of $25 and then raise an additional $100 through fundraising activities. The Lung Association offers Climbers many tips and ideas for reaching that goal.

The 2016 Climb takes place on March 19 at the US Bank Center in Milwaukee. Registration and information are available at www.fightforairclimb.org or by calling 262-703-4200.

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About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWi), which underwrites or administers the PPO and indemnity policies; Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare), which underwrites or administers the HMO policies; and Compcare and BCBSWi collectively, which underwrite or administer the POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is available at www.anthem.com. Also follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/AskAnthem or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AskAnthem.

About the American Lung Association in Wisconsin: Our mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.Lung.org.

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