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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Dorothy Austin

By BlueKC | Oct 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dorothy Austin, a nurse navigator in the University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Department of Otolaryngology, was recognized on October 7, 2018, by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Kansas City Chiefs for her service to head and neck surgery patients. Austin served as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion for…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Don Sumple

By BlueKC | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

For the Chiefs September 23, 2018, game against the San Francisco 49ers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Don Sumple, CEO and Executive Director of Angel Flight Central, as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Sumple received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first…

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

By BlueKC | Sep 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

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

By BlueKC | Sep 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Sep 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Aug 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

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

By BlueKC | Jul 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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July 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Brian Beach

By BlueKC | Jul 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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The Blue KC Bees Are Back in Action

By BlueKC | Jun 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Warmer weather is finally here! For some, that means fun outdoor activities and planning vacations. For Chef Kyle Williams of the Live Blue Kitchen + Café, it means the Blue KC bees are finally back in action. But a long winter resulted in a difficult time for the hive. “It’s really been an experiment this…

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June 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Kara Schoff

By BlueKC | Jun 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In just four years as a special education teacher at Truman High School in Independence, Mo., Kara Schoff has been referred to as “a positive force in her school and community,” “the total package” and simply an “amazing teacher and person.” She’s also been recognized as both the building and the district teacher of the…

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