Anthem and Anthem Foundation Team with Lions Club International Foundation During Season of Service Campaign

Anthem Associates nationwide roll up their sleeves in a coast to
coast effort

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Armed with paint brushes, gardening tools, trash bags and elbow grease,
Anthem, Inc., is once again teaming with Lions Club International for
its two-month long community service effort that will span 11 states, 15
cities and support more than 30 local organizations.

Anthem associates across the country have joined Lions members to
complete service projects at local community organizations from
California to the shores of Virginia Beach in their efforts to improve
the health of our communities and empower residents to lead healthier
lives. The projects have ranged from cleaning up parks where families
can safely enjoy active time outdoors to packing supplies at food banks
to help ensure local families in need have a healthy meal.

“We know that when our communities are healthy, their residents
are able to thrive, grow and prosper,” said Jose Tomas, executive vice
present and chief human resources officer at Anthem, Inc. “Our vision
for a healthier future relies on dedicated partnerships and together
with our associates, who are so generous with their time, we’re proud to
support local organizations as they create a healthier generation of

In addition to these joint service projects, the $250,000 grant from the
Anthem Foundation will provide Lions-Anthem Foundation Healthy Heroes
for Lions-led humanitarian programs that promote healthy and
active lifestyles. These grants will be awarded to Lions clubs and
districts that support improved health outcomes ranging from positive
youth development to empowering individuals with disabilities to become
more independent.

“Lions around the world are committed to service, and we are grateful
for the donation from the Anthem Foundation that helped us to expand the
service we can provide to reach more communities. Partnering with Anthem
Foundation helps Lions to positively impact even more lives,” says Dr.
Jitsushiro Yamada, Chairperson of Lions Clubs International Foundation.
“Working together to enrich the lives of our communities, we are making
a real difference.”

About The Anthem Foundation

The Anthem Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. and
through charitable contributions and programs, the Foundation promotes
the inherent commitment of Anthem, Inc. to enhance the health and
well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem, Inc.
and its affiliated health plans serve. The Foundation focuses its
funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative
solutions to health care challenges, as well as promoting the Healthy
Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets
specific disease states and medical conditions. These disease states and
medical conditions include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low
birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that
decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in
adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and
smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s
year-round Associate Giving program which provides a 50 percent match of
associates’ pledges, as well as its Volunteer Time Off and Dollars for
Doers community service programs. To learn more about the Anthem
Foundation, please visit
and its blog at

About Anthem, Inc.

Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring
solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and
services that give their members access to the care they need. With over
73 million people served by its affiliated companies, including nearly
40 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the
nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about
Anthem’s family of companies, please visit

Lions Clubs International (LCI) is the largest service
club organization in the world. Our 1.4 million members in more than
46,000 clubs provide humanitarian service in more than 200 countries and
geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided
the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and
strengthened communities through hands-on service and humanitarian
projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the charitable arm
of Lions Clubs International. Since 1968, LCIF has supported Lions by
providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts,
including treating and preventing avoidable blindness, empowering youth
and providing disaster relief on a global scale. Learn more at


The Anthem Foundation
Leslie Porras, (202) 508-7891