Inaugural Humana "Military Appreciation Day" Features Inspirational Speakers, Home Donation to Local Veteran
Humana furthers commitment to honoring members of the armed forces and their families through themed day at Humana Challenge PGA TOUR golf tournament
LA QUINTA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Humana Inc. (NYS: 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 has a long history of supporting the armed forces and their families."
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 @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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