Let’s Take the Bite Out of Hunger in Kansas City

Hunger isn’t just a problem for underdeveloped nations. It’s an issue, right here, in Kansas City and the surrounding region. And it extends well beyond the homeless community or poverty-stricken families. An estimated 350,000 people in the metropolitan region are hungry or faced with the threat of hunger1. That’s about one in every seven residents;…

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September 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Edward Franco

On September 8, 2018, F.L. Schlagle social sciences teacher Edward Franco was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as a Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Through inspired and effective teaching, Edward is making a difference in the lives of his students,” said Christina Lively, Department Vice President,…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Wesley Hamilton

For the Chiefs August 30th preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Wesley Hamilton, founder of the Kansas City nonprofit organization Disabled But Not Really (DBNR), as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Hamilton received on-field recognition and…

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August 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Mark Messner

On August 18, 2018, Westview Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Mark Messner was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the August Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Mark is making an incredible impact at Westview,” said Christina Lively, Department Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Blue KC. “His desire…

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Healthy Recipes: Asian Thai Chili Turkey Lettuce Cups

Fresh lettuce cups are a delicious low-carb option for lunch or dinner and this one has an Asian flair! Tucked inside delicate butter lettuce leaves, you’ll find a delightful combination of Thai chili, tender turkey, and crispy-crunchy vegetables from Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen + Café. This recipe yields 4 servings.…

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Sun Safety 101

It feels good to bask in the sun. But it’s important to protect your skin when you’re outdoors, too. After all, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are the top cause of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. And here’s a beauty alert. Too much exposure can also cause sunburn, eye damage…

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Well Stocked: Deepening Our Roots to Build a Healthier Kansas City

Throughout our 80-year presence in Kansas City, we’ve been committed to supporting local charities and community organizations that advance health services and community wellness, education and community enrichment and arts, culture and civic engagement. Last year alone we supported 312 organizations, and Blue KC employees volunteered more than 10,000 hours in the community. We are…

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Vacationing Safely

Ahh, vacation. It’s something you’ve probably been looking forward to all year long. There’s a lot of preparation that goes into your trip. Your travel plans. Remembering to pack all the items you might need. But there’s something you may be forgetting about: your health. Unfortunately, the possibility of illness and injury never takes a…

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July 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Brian Beach

On July 7, 2018, Olathe North senior Brian Beach was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the July Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Brian is an incredible student-athlete,” said Christina Lively, Department Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Blue KC. “He represents everything we look for when…

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What Athletic Shoe is Right for You?

Whether you run, walk, or participate in fitness classes, a quality sport shoe is essential. According to the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the right shoe can help protect against injuries and enhance performance. Ready to invest in a quality shoe that’s built specifically for your sport? You Run Some runners prefer a…

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