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Local Businesses Tee Up to Fight Lung Disease

(May 30, 2018) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
[email protected]
(312) 445-2501

Local businesses like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Ameren Illinois and U.S. Bank are among many local sponsors for the Springfield Golf Classic, the American Lung Association announced today.

“Lung disease affects 1.5 million people in Illinois,” said Monica Guerrant, special events manager for the Lung Association. “Our local sponsors support our efforts to further lung disease research, fund local educational programs and advocacy efforts, and fight lung disease together.” 

On June 18, individuals and foursomes will compete in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Corporate Cup and the Golf Classic Scramble at the Illini Country Club where 90 percent of proceeds will go back to the Lung Association.

“Over the years, the Springfield Golf Classic has raised more than $1.5 million to help fight lung disease,” said Scott Alexander, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Corporate Cup Chair. “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 Lung Association in improving the lives of our neighbors.”

Other sponsors include:

  • B&B Electric
  • Bank & Trust Company
  • Brandt
  • BUNN
  • Cutting Edge Yard Service
  • David Smith Radon Remedies
  • Hanson
  • Heartland Credit Union
  • HIP Advertising
  • Illinois National Bank
  • Kerber, Eck & Braeckel
  • Levi, Ray & Shoup
  • Marine Bank
  • Michael Von Behren Builders
  • Republic Services
  • Service Master
  • Sikich
  • Sorling Northrup Attorneys
  • Springfield Electric
  • Stratus Networks
  • United Community Bank
  • West Star Aviation
  • Whalen Trucking

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 and raffle tickets 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:

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