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CEFCU Invests in Clean Air, Healthy Lungs

(December 4, 2018) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

Today, the American Lung Association in Illinois announced that CEFCU has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 10th anniversary of the Fight For Air Climb at Wyndham Springfield City Centre. This is the 10th year that the company has sponsored the event.

The Fight For Air Climb, set for March 24, 2019, attracts thousands of Illinois residents who race up the stairs of Wyndham Springfield City Centre (32 floors, 532 steps) in an effort to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease.

“Through events like the Fight For Air Climb, we are able to fund our work to improve air quality, educate residents on lung health and help people who suffer from lung disease,” said Monica Guerrant, development manager for the Lung Association. “But we can’t do it alone. Our partnership with CEFCU helps us provide vital support to the Springfield community. From funding asthma education, to providing resources to those suffering from lung cancer, this support makes people’s lives better every day.”

CEFCU is an Illinois-based credit union that serves more than 336,000 members. CEFCU’s mission is to provide quality service and products to improve the financial well-being of members.

“We are proud to be able to partner with the American Lung Association and enable their work to support clean air and healthy lungs by sponsoring the annual Fight For Air Climb.  The CEFCU team is looking forward to being part of the fun and inspiring March event,” said Janá Stevens, VP of Marketing at CEFCU.

More than 1.5 million people suffer from lung disease in Illinois, and this year alone, it is estimated that 9,000 will be diagnosed with lung cancer. The Fight For Air Climb raises awareness for lung disease, raises money for life-saving research, and funds critical local programing like educational programs to help local children better manage their asthma and free programs to help locals quit smoking.

Registration for the 2019 Fight For Air Climb is currently open online or by calling 217-787-5864. Climbers can register for a discounted price of $15 before January 12, 2019.

About the American Lung Association
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:

With assets totaling almost $5.8 billion, CEFCU serves over 336,000 members through 22 central Illinois Member Centers and four Member Centers in Santa Clara County, California; the CEFCU Financial Center; the Money Center 24 ATM Network; CEFCU’s website,; the surcharge-free CO-OP ATM Network; and the CU Service Center Shared Branch Network.   

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