Local Businesses Tee Up to Fight Lung Disease
Springfield companies partner with American Lung Association for Springfield Golf Classic
(June 4, 2019) - SPRINGFIELD, Ill.
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Today, the American Lung Association in Illinois announced that more than 20 local businesses have come together to support the fight against lung disease. Companies including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Ameren and U.S. Bank are among the many sponsors for the annual Springfield Golf Classic.
The Springfield Golf Classic is set for June 17 at the Illini Country Club. The event features two main events, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Corporate Cup and the Golf Classic Scramble. New this year is the LUNG FORCE Foursome, a team that brings together women business leaders who are passionate about raising awareness for lung cancer in women.
“The fight for clean air and healthy lungs impacts us all, so I am proud to say that over the years, the Springfield Golf Classic has raised more than $1.6 million to support the local Lung Association,” said Corporate Cup Chair Scott Alexander from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. “It’s an event that we not only look forward to playing in but are honored to be a part of to help support the fight against lung disease.”
Other sponsors include:
- B&B Electric
- Bank & Trust Company
- Cutting Edge Yard Service
- Heartland Credit Union
- HIP Advertising
- Illinois National Bank
- Kerber, Eck & Braeckel
- Landmark Auto Group
- Levi, Ray & Shoup
- Marine Bank
- Service Master
- Sorling Northrup Attorneys
- Springfield Electric
- Stratus Networks
- United Community Bank
- West Star Aviation
- Young Security
- Zara’s Collision
The Springfield Golf Classic 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 residents quit smoking.
Registration for a foursome includes 18 holes at Illini Country Club, cart fees, on-course food and beverage stations, a culinary lunch and a premium gift. Sponsorships are also available. More information about the Springfield Golf Classic and registration is available here.
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 coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
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