Local Credit Union Raises Funds for the American Lung Association
By Claire Natale -
Tuesday May 24, 2022
TruWest Credit Union Team Participated in Fight for Air Climb Fundraiser.
TruWest® Credit Union donated $2,500 for the American Lung Association through the Fight for Air Climb which took place on May 14.
More than half the staff from the Austin-based TruWest branches joined 40 other teams climbing stairs at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas or walking in their local communities to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for lung disease.
“TruWest has supported the American Lung Association for many years, and we are proud of our team for walking together to raise awareness and funds for such an important cause – a healthier future, clean air and vital research to save lives,” 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 other’s fundraising and fitness goals, working together to make the lifesaving donation possible.
Nearly 37 million Americans live with a chronic lung disease like asthma and COPD. Additionally, Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked. The American Lung Association combats lung diseases by conducting lung health education, lifesaving research, and providing other critical programs and services. Its work includes a $25 million commitment to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory viruses.
For more information about TruWest Credit Union’s charitable partnership with the American Lung Association, visit https://truwest.org/lung/.
About TruWest® Credit Union
TruWest® 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 93,000 members and assets totaling more than $1.5 billion. TruWest® Credit Union has 12 branch locations – eight in metro Phoenix and four in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.truwest.org.