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Honoring Blue KC Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) we’re recognizing just a few of the amazing moms at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and sharing their stories, advice and what they love most about being a mom. Janet Janet Heinitz-Smith works in the IT department and has a daughter Yvonne…

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May 2017 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Larry Benson

One of Larry Benson’s mottos is: You can accomplish anything through time and dedication. As a former college athlete, he should know. Since 2002, Benson has taught and coached thousands of students in elementary, middle and high school. Currently, he brings his enthusiasm and expertise to his job at Shawnee Mission School District’s Trailridge Middle…

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April 2017 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Dr. Rick Pribyl

For Dr. Rick Pribyl, an English teacher and soccer coach at Blue Valley Northwest High School and April’s Blue KC Sporting Samaritan, the easiest way to understand his unique impact is to read quotes from his former students. “Helpful and compassionate.” “I have never learned more than in his class.” “The most awesome, kind-hearted person…

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Meet Our March 2017 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Mindy Beashore

It’s not by accident that the Kansas City metro region contains some of the most renowned school districts in the country: it’s thanks to the work of our exceptional educators and motivated students. We believe these heroes deserve recognition for their hard work, and that’s what we do every month with the Blue KC Sporting…

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Girls on the Run Makes Lasting Impression

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is proud to be a key partner for Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Greater Kansas City’s 5K events that reach more than 1,500 girls annually. Each season Blue KC provides scholarships for girls to participate in the program designed for third through eighth graders. The…

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Blue KC Beehive

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has installed a beehive at our company headquarters in an effort to play a part in rebuilding the depleted bee population and boost the ecosystem in a green effort of help and support. The brainchild of Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen + Café which…

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Nominate a Local Hero

Blue KC Sporting Samaritans Program This season Blue KC and Sporting KC are teaming up to recognize Blue KC Sporting Samaritans, intended to spotlight students and teachers who make our community a better place to live work and play! If selected as a Blue KC Sporting Samaritan, honorees will be recognized during the pregame festivities…

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