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Three Utah Non-Profit Organizations Chosen as Finalists for Humana's Utah Benefits Program

Winner will receive $100,000 grant for area program


Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:20 pm EDT



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SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three Utah charitable organizations have been selected as finalists for consideration of a one-time, $100,000 grant in the inaugural Utah Benefits charity program, created and funded by The Humana Foundation and health benefits company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM).

Kids on the Move, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Utah State Chapter, were selected as finalists for the $100,000 Utah Benefits grant after submitting proposals to fund new programs or ongoing activities that focus on improving the mind, body or spirit of Utahns. A panel of judges comprised of business and community leaders evaluated presentations from each of the final organizations to select a recipient of the $100,000 grant. The grant will be awarded to the winning charity at the Utah Benefits Celebration at 6 p.m. Friday, September 12 in the Tower at the University of Utah Rice Eccles Stadium.

A $100,000 donation like the Utah Benefits grant can have a transformative effect on a non-profit organization, giving a charity the opportunity to impact the community in a way it might not have dreamed possible, said Earl F. Hurst, president of Humana of Utah. Humana is committed to helping charitable organizations better serve Utah residents, and were thrilled to launch this new program of helping local charities reach milestone goals through the Utah Benefits program.

The finalists proposals in categories of mind, body and spirit include:

  • MIND: The Utah State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which seeks to create a world free of multiple sclerosis while improving the life of each person affected by the disease, applied to fund the LemonAid in a Box Take a Stand to Fight MS campaign in small communities in Utah.
  • BODY: The National Center on Shaken Body Syndrome, committed to preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) in Utah, applied to fund the Period of PURPLE Crying prevention program that provides parents and caregivers information about the frustrating properties of infant crying and the dangers of shaking a baby.
  • SPIRIT: Kids on the Move, a non-profit organization fostering the physical, social, cognitive and emotional growth of young children, applied to fund a satellite center in Lehi.

For more information on Humanas Utah Benefits, visit www.utahbenefits.com or call 801-256-6299.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.5 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 47-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

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