|[January 15, 2013]
Inaugural Humana "Military Appreciation Day" Features Inspirational Speakers, Home Donation to Local Veteran
LA QUINTA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, is
pleased to announce the inaugural Humana "Military Appreciation Day"
taking place at the Humana Challenge PGA TOUR golf tournament on
Saturday, January 19, 2013. Created to honor military members and their
families, this event will be held in La Quinta, Calif.
Humana Military Appreciation Day will feature a ceremony to honor
members of the Armed Forces and their families, which will include
inspirational messages from military leaders, a color guard and a
flyover. In addition, all active duty military, Reserve, veterans and
military retirees, along with their dependents, will receive free
admission to the Humana Challenge.
"The Humana Challenge, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, has a long history
of celebrating our nation's servicemen and women who give so much every
day," said Tim McClain, President of Humana Government Business. "Given
Bob Hope's legacy and devotion to entertaining military troops, it is
fitting to dedicate a day to honoring military personnel and their
families. In the end, we hope the Military Appreciation Day will have a
lasting impact on all participants and continue to honor our troops."
"Additionally, during the Humana Challenge event, the Military Warriors
Support Foundation will donate a 100 percent mortgage-free home to a
local veteran injured during combat. Humana-sponsored PGA TOUR golfer
David Toms will be on hand to award the home, which signifies Humana's
continued commitment to the military community."
"We at Humana are proud to honor our military personnel during an event
like the Humana Challenge, which is steeped in tradition," said Bruce
Broussard, President and CEO of Humana. "We also know that our
dedication to the military does not end at the Humana Challenge. In
fact, our company hasa long history of supporting the armed forces and
Humana offers various services and resources to current military
members, veterans, and their families through Humana Government
Business. Humana Government Business works collaboratively with federal
government partners to deliver high-quality, cost-effective, accessible
health solutions to government employees.
PGA TOUR events - similar to the Humana Challenge - have served as past
venues for the donation of homes to Wounded Warriors. The cost of the
home is funded solely through the Military Warriors Support Foundation
and Chase Bank. There is no cost to the Humana Challenge or to Humana.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care
company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and
wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong
well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana
believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging
adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness
opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the
company has relationships. More information regarding Humana is
available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company's
website at www.humana.com.
About the William J. Clinton Foundation
Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton
established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to
improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and
wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among
governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and
private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since
2001, President Clinton's vision and leadership have resulted in nearly
5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more
than 15,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more
than 33,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder
farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 248
million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And
President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and
philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have
made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of nearly
400 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information,
visit clintonfoundation.org, read our blog at
clintonfoundation.org/upclose, and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @ClintonTweet
and Facebook at Facebook.com/BillClinton.
About Desert Classic Charities
Since its inception, Desert Classic Charities, the charitable entity
that organizes the Humana Challenge, has contributed more than $52
million to the Eisenhower Medical Center and surrounding Coachella
Valley nonprofit organizations. Its scope of giving is broad and
includes structured and mentoring programs for children, social
services, and food and safe shelter for the less fortunate. Desert
Classic Charities is dedicated to continuing its mission to serve human
needs in the Coachella Valley and beyond by generating funds and
opportunities through the Humana Challenge.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring
professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the
PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. The PGA TOUR's mission is
to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its
partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate
significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it
plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
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