TruWest Credit Union and American Lung Association Announce Partnership in Arizona and Texas
(August 29, 2018) -
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TruWest Credit Union and the American Lung Association are excited to announce a joint partnership in furthering community efforts to fight lung disease. The Tempe, Arizona-based credit union will offer financial support for ongoing events as well as robust employee involvement at the local level.
“We believe in the work of the American Lung Association,” said Alan Althouse, CEO and President of TruWest Credit Union. “The goals and objectives of the Lung Association and the mission of TruWest are a great match in being dedicated to providing support in the community. We couldn’t be prouder to partner with this incredible organization.”
Nationwide, lung diseases affect more than 33 million Americans, with cancer being the highest cause of death. Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in Arizona. Lung disease death rates continue to increase while other leading causes of death have declined. The Lung Association combats these statistics by conducting lung health education, life-saving research, support, programs and services, and advocacy.
“This new partnership with TruWest means more support for the programs that our local communities so desperately need,” said Lung Association Chief Mission Officer Deb Brown. “Every two and a half minutes someone in the U.S. is told that they have lung cancer. The time to volunteer and help to save lives is now. TruWest’s involvement will allow its members and employees to further our mission.”
TruWest Credit Union will kick off the partnership with a $20,000 donation to the Lung Association. Credit union members can offer their support by donating at any of TruWest’s nine Metro Phoenix, Arizona or four Austin, Texas branch locations, or online at lung.org.
For more information about TruWest Credit Union and the partnership visit truwest.org/lung.
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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