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Blue Cross Blue Shield, US Bank Tee Up to Support COVID-19 Action Initiative

Local companies partner with the American Lung Association for the Springfield Golf Classic

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, US Bank, and several other Springfield business are coming together at the Illini Country Club on August 17 to fundraise for the American Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative and efforts to end lung disease.

The event, which was originally set for June 17, was postponed to August 17 because of COVID-19 concerns. The Springfield Golf Classic features two main events, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Corporate Cup and the Golf Classic Scramble. Blue Cross Blue Shield is the presenting sponsor of the event and US Bank is the corporate sponsor.

“With the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to fund lung health research, prevention and treatments, but we can’t do it alone. These sponsors are helping us raise critical funding for lung health and our COVID-19 Action Initiative,” said Kelsey Moore, development manager for the Lung Association. “COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, and people with existing respiratory conditions are at a higher risk of severe complications of the disease. During this challenging time, it’s important for all those living with lung disease, including COVID-19 and lung cancer to feel hope, optimism and support.”

Springfield Golf Classic sponsors include:

  • Ameren
  • Bank and Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CEFCU
  • Heartland Credit Union
  • Illinois National Bank
  • KEB
  • Landmark
  • Marine Bank
  • Ryan Electric
  • Sikich
  • Sorling Northrup
  • Springfield Electric
  • Warren-Boynton State Bank
  • West Star Aviation
  • Young Security
  • Zara’s Collision

Money raised at this year’s Springfield Golf Classic will fund education, advocacy and research to end lung disease. It will also support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.

Springfield Golf Classic registration includes 18 holes at Illini Country Club for four people, cart fees, and on-course food and beverage stations. More information about the Springfield Golf Classic and registration is available here.

For more information, contact:

Jill Thompson
312-940-7001
[email protected]

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