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TruWest® Credit Union and American Lung Association® Announce Partnership in Arizona and Texas

TEMPE, AZ – July 11, 2018 – 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 kicked off the partnership with a $20,000 donation to the Lung Association on July 11, 2018, at the credit union’s headquarters in Tempe, Arizona. Credit union members can offer their support by donating online at lung.org.

TruWest will also co-sponsor and participate in Lung Association events in Arizona and Texas, including LUNG FORCE Walks and Fight For Air Climbs.

About TruWest Credit Union

TruWest Credit Union is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., and operates as a cooperative to provide its membership 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 86,000 members and assets totaling more than $1 billion. TruWest Credit Union has 13 branch locations—nine in metro Phoenix and four in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit truwest.org.

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 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit Lung.org.