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Blue KC Celebrates International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

Recognized annually on March 8, International Women’s Day is a global initiative that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To recognize the importance of this day, we spoke with Jenny Housley, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and Qiana Thomason, Vice President of Community Health, to discuss their career journeys,…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion 2018-19 Recap

This season, Blue KC recognized 12 members of the Kansas City community as Chiefs Kingdom Champions, an honor that spotlights individuals that make our community a better place to live, work and play. Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champions are selected from nominations submitted by Kansas City Chiefs fans and are recognized at Arrowhead Stadium during…

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Working Together to Fight Rural Hunger

Last summer marked the beginning of Well Stocked, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City’s (Blue KC) signature community impact program dedicated to increasing access to nutritious food in underserved areas of Kansas City. The launch of Well Stocked represented a new chapter in Blue KC’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of our…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Deborah Wiebrecht

For the Chiefs January 20, 2019, playoff game against the New England Patriots, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Deborah Wiebrecht, Executive Director of Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Wiebrecht received on-field recognition and conducted…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Sly James

For the Chiefs January 12, 2019, playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Mayor James received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Chiefs…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Monica Roberts

For the Chiefs December 30, 2018, game against the Oakland Raiders, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Monica Roberts, Founder and Executive Director of Healing Pathway Victim Services, as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Roberts received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: John Lair

For the Chiefs December 13, 2018, game against the San Diego Chargers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected John Lair, President and CEO of Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Lair received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Dan Justus

For the Chiefs December 9, 2018, game against the Baltimore Ravens, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Sergeant Dan Justus of the North Kansas City Police Department as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Justus received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass…

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Holiday Hunger in Kansas City

With the holidays upon us, many Kansas Citians are gathering for work parties, family dinners and gift-giving. And while the holidays bring cheer, they can also bring financial stress, hunger and malnourishment for many of our neighbors, with approximately 350,000 people in Kansas City facing hunger – 100,000 of which are children. According to the…

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