Cigna Makes $20K Contribution to Leading Disability Organization Achilles International South Florida Chapter

Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:53pm EST

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* Chris Holcomb, Regional Director of Achilles Florida, will accept the
contribution on behalf of Achilles International 
* For purchase of six hand cycles to help those with disabilities participate in

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. & HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--(Business Wire)--
Cigna (NYSE:CI) has announced the award of a $20K contribution to Achilles
International South Florida Chapter. Achilles International is a non-profit
organization dedicated to enabling wounded veterans and other people with
disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. This award makes it
possible for Achilles to acquire six hand cycles for the use of those it
Chris Holcomb, Regional Director of Achilles Florida, accepts the contribution
on behalf of Achilles International (Photo: Cigna Corporation)

This is the latest announcement in an expanding relationship between Cigna and
Achilles International. Since 2012, Cigna and the Cigna Foundation have donated
nearly $90K to Achilles. During that period, Cigna and Achilles have forged a
unique collaboration through which selected Cigna long-term disability customers
have access to Achilles programs, including individual coaching, personal
training, a community of support and an opportunity to participate in activities
with other Achilles athletes. 

"We`re grateful to Cigna for helping our wounded veterans and other runners feel
the power of participating in sports and activities that help restore their
physical strength, confidence, and self-esteem," said Chris Holcomb, Regional
Director of Achilles Florida. Holcomb, who is also an Achilles athlete, is
participating in his nineteenth marathon this weekend in Ft. Lauderdale. 

"Cigna and Achilles International are working together to help every individual
reach their full potential regardless of the personal challenges they face,"
said David Guilmette, President, Global Employer Segment, Cigna. 

About the Cigna Foundation

The Cigna Foundation is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna
Corporation (NYSE: CI) and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Foundation supports
organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and
families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those
communities where Cigna employees live and work. 

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to
helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All
products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating
subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance
Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of
North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and
services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical,
dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other
related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna
maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has
approximately 78 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn
more about Cigna, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit 

About Achilles

Achilles International is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit helping people with
disabilities be active, set goals, achieve, and make long term improvements to
their health and fitness. Achilles, which was founded in 1983, has its
headquarters in NY and can be found on the web at

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