Humana brings IndyCar to downtown Louisville

Business First by Ed Green, News integration editor Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 1:59pm EST

Officials with Humana Inc. and its Humana Foundation Inc. took to the streets of Louisville Tuesday to promote the company’s work with Racing for Kids, a nonprofit organization that uses auto racing to bring attention to the needs of sick children and the hospitals that care for them.

During an event outside Humana’s downtown Louisville headquarters, streets were blocked off so IndyCar driver Oriol Servia could offer rides in Indy-style racecars.

The event was staged to raise funds for the nonprofit organization.

For those Humana associates who made a $100 donation, Servia gave rides around the block in the racecar.

Riders also were offered pictures with Servia, who autographed the photos.

In the lobby of The Humana Building, 500 W. Main St., donors who gave at least $15 to the charity could have their photos taken with Servia and Humana chairman and CEO Michael B. McCallister.

“This is a great opportunity for Humana associates to help sick children, brighten their days, and bring some fun to their time in the hospital,” McCallister said in a news release. “Our donations will help Racing for Kids continue their good work while supporting sick children and helping them get the care they need.”

Humana and its charitable arm, The Humana Foundation, have supported Racing For Kids since 2004.

Louisville-based Humana (NYSE: HUM) is a health care company that offers insurance, health and wellness services across the country. It has more than 11,000 employees in Louisville, most of whom work in downtown buildings on or near Main Street.