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May 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Isabella Line

Isabella Line will always remember the words of her great-grandmother. “Can’t never did anything,” she’d tell Isabella, a junior at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kansas. And now, Isabella is taking that advice and putting it to good use for the betterment of her school and the lives of her peers. “That phrase reminds…

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Turn a Working Lunch into a Walking Lunch

Yes, it can be hard to find time in your schedule to squeeze in some physical activity. However, walking is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of exercise. And here’s your perfect opportunity to get started. Wednesday, April 25 is the 10th annual National Walk @ Lunch Day sponsored by Blue Cross…

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April 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Lisa Painter

Every weekday morning, P.E. teacher and track coach Lisa Painter greets the elementary students of Kansas City Christian School as they get out of their parents’ cars. Carrying her signature smile, she makes sure that the students are welcomed to the building for the day and are received by a friendly face. “If my children…

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March 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Brooke Wiens

In a school where 18 countries are represented and 21 languages are spoken, Brooke Wiens is in a very important role. Thankfully, she loves it…and loves her students, their families and the community at Crestview Elementary School, in the North Kansas City School District. Now in her fourth year at Crestview, Wiens serves the student…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Matt Besler

For the Chiefs January 6th playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Sporting KC and U.S. National Team defender Matt Besler as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Besler was recognized on the field and conducted the ceremonial first pass…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Slacker

For the Chiefs December 24th matchup against the Miami Dolphins, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected KCFX 101 the Fox radio show host Slacker as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Slacker received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Tim Grunhard…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Scott Poore and Dr. Bill Busch

We’re spotlighting two Kansas Citians who were recently honored as Chiefs Kingdom Champions. Scott Poore For the Chiefs December 10 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Scott Poore, founder of Adopt Don’t Shop KC, to be honored as the Blue KC Chiefs…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Jessica Kejr

For the Kansas City Chiefs November 26 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Jessica Kejr, director of program services for Harvesters – The Community Food Network, to be honored as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Kejr received on-field…

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Bee-hind the Journey – Bees in Winter: They’re Just Like Us!

With winter fast approaching, Blue KC head chef and resident beekeeper Kyle Williams gave us the scoop on how bees handle the colder months – and it was hard to ignore the similarities between humans and bees when it comes to winter preparation and activities! Take a look at the ways bees are just like…

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