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Leading Illinois Credit Union Backs Springfield Fight For Air Climb

(November 7, 2017) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

CEFCU is joining the fight against lung disease by teaming up with the American Lung Association in Illinois. The local credit union has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Fight For Air Climb on February 25 at Wyndham Springfield City Centre. This sponsorship is an investment of $20,000 in local lung disease prevention, research and support.

“Lung disease impacts more than 1.3 million people in Illinois,” said Maggie Owen, Development Manager of the Lung Association in Illinois. “That’s why CEFCU’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.”

On February 25, thousands of people will take to the stairs in the Fight For Air Climb at Wyndham Springfield City Centre (32 floors and 532 steps) in an effort to raise awareness and money to fight lung disease.
Janá Stevens, VP of Marketing at CEFCU, said, “With so many affected by lung disease, it has been an honor for CEFCU to have partnered with the American Lung Association for the past 14 years to support their efforts to improve the health of our community.”

CEFCU is an Illinois-based credit union that serves more than 327,000 members. CEFCU’s mission is to provide quality service and products to improve the financial well-being of members.

Registration for the 2018 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, 2018.

About the American Lung Association in Illinois
The American Lung Association in Illinois 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 327,000 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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