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UnitedHealthcare Named Presenting Sponsor for the 10th Annual Fight For Air Climb at Presidential Towers

(December 5, 2017) -

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James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

Today, the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago announced that UnitedHealthcare will serve as  presenting sponsor of the 10th Annual Fight For Air Climb at Presidential Towers on March 11, 2018.

“Lung disease affects more than 1.3 million people in Illinois annually,” said Kristen Young, executive director, Lung Association in Greater Chicago. “UnitedHealthcare’s contribution as presenting sponsor is so significant in our community. From funding asthma education, to providing resources for people suffering from lung cancer, this support helps people live healthier lives every day.”

On March 11, 2018, thousands of Chicago residents will climb stairs of up to four Presidential Towers to help raise awareness and money to fight lung disease. Each tower is 45 floors and 585 steps, so those who climb all four towers will complete a total of 180 floors and 2,340 steps.

“The American Lung Association improves the lives of our neighbors living with lung disease and is making significant strides in finding a cure for lung cancer,” said Mike Telesky, vice president of UnitedHealthcare and Local Leadership Board member for the Lung Association in Greater Chicago. “UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to support the American Lung Association, and we encourage fellow Chicagoans to join the Fight For Air Climb.”

The Fight For Air Climb helps save lives locally by raising awareness about the risk factors of lung disease, helping people manage their illness through educational training, funding research to find a cure for lung cancer and much more. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to education, research and advocacy. 

Registration for the 2018 Fight For Air Climb is currently open online or by calling 312-781-1100. Climbers can register for a discounted price of $15 before January 12, 2018.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @UHC on Twitter.

About the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago
The American Lung Association in Greater Chicago 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:


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