Local Credit Union Raises $10,000 for the American Lung Association
By Claire Natale -
Friday Apr 23, 2021
TruWestÂ® Credit Union raised $10,000 for the American Lung Association through the Fight for Air Climb in Phoenix. Through the teamâ€™s support, more than $70,500 was raised through the event.
The 15 member TruWest team joined 18 other teams at Chase Field to climb the stadium stairs to raise awareness and funds for the cure of lung disease. Through TruWest donation and efforts, it emerged as the top corporate fundraising team for the event.
â€œWe have a longstanding partnership with the America Lung Association and were proud to have rallied together as a team and community to support such an important cause â€“ for a healthier future, clean air and vital research to save lives,â€ said Alan Althouse, president and CEO of TruWest Credit Union.
For several months leading up to the event TruWest Credit Union team members trained and supported each otherâ€™s fundraising and fitness goals, coming together to make the lifesaving donation possible.
Asthma, COPD and other lung diseases affect more than 33 million Americans, with lung cancer being the most common cause of death. Lung disease death rates continue to increase while other leading causes of death have declined. The American Lung Association combats lung diseases by conducting lung health education, lifesaving research, other critical programs and services, and through its advocacy. Its COVID-19 Action Initiative supports preventive research, vaccines, antivirals, and future outbreak preparedness.
For more information about TruWest Credit Unionâ€™s charitable partnership with the American Lung Association, visit https://truwest.org/lung/.
About TruWestÂ® Credit Union:
TruWestÂ® Credit Union is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., and operates as a cooperative providing its members with a lifetime of quality financial services and a culture of caring for its members, employees and communities. TruWest is a strong and sound financial institution with more than 96,000 members and assets totaling more than $1.4 billion. TruWestÂ® Credit Union has 13 branch locations â€“ nine in metro Phoenix and four in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.truwest.org.