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Coaches With Character 2018-2019 Recap

By Blue KC | Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and ‘C’ You In The Major Leagues partnered for the third consecutive season to recognize six Coaches with Character, a monthly award that spotlights coaches who, through their leadership on and off the field, help to grow amateur sports in the Kansas City community and…

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Blue KC Sporting Samaritans 2019 Recap

By Blue KC | Oct 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every soccer season, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting Kansas City partner to honor Blue KC Sporting Samaritans, teachers who strive to make the Kansas City community a better place to live, work and play. Award recipients are selected from nominations submitted by fans, friends and colleagues. Sporting Samaritans…

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Here For Good Hero: Pauly Hart

By Blue KC | Oct 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

On September 22, 2019, Pauly Hart, Executive Director of Lead to Read KC, was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network as the first Here For Good Hero of the 2019 NFL season. Lead to Read KC is a Kansas City nonprofit dedicated to improving the basic literacy skills of children in the urban…

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A Force for Good: Highlighting the Well Stocked Partners

By Blue KC | Sep 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you joined the fight against hunger? September is Hunger Action Month – a time when Americans join hands with the Feeding America network of food banks to battle hunger and spread awareness. At Blue KC, we’re determined to help by increasing access to nutritious food in underserved areas of the city through our Well…

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August 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritans: Cara Martin and Tiffany Peeler

By Blue KC | Aug 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

We’re spotlighting two Kansas Citians who were recently honored as Blue KC Sporting Samaritans. Cara Martin Cara Martin, a gifted education teacher at Wolf Springs Elementary in the Blue Valley School District, was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the first Blue KC Sporting Samaritan for…

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How Blue KC is Investing in Our Community As A Part of A Larger BCBS Mission

By Blue KC | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2018, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies invested $382 million in community health initiatives to support the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Here at Blue KC, we’re proud to take part in these efforts to make an impact on the Kansas City community.    As Blue KC’s Manager of Community…

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Bee-hind the Journey – What’s the Buzz on the Blue KC Bees?

By Blue KC | Jul 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you see any honey bees hovering around Kansas City, Blue KC will happily take the blame. Not only do we encourage wellness for the people of Kansas City, but help take care of the bee population, too. My first experience with urban beekeeping was when I worked in New York City, and it inspired…

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Blue KC Celebrates National Youth Sports Week

By Blue KC | Jul 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Blue KC’s Community Relations and Investment Manager, I have the privilege of working closely with Girls On The Run, WIN For KC, and Sports LAB™ with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City to help work toward their respective missions. What’s so great about these missions and why are they important to…

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Six Key Takeaways from Blue KC’s 2018 Annual Report

By Blue KC | Jul 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

We recently released our 2018 annual report and are excited to share how our initiatives worked to transform healthcare and support the Kansas City community. Here are six takeaways from the report: 1. The Launch of Spira Care Last year, we created a new approach to primary care with Spira Care. The new model combines…

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July 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Kelsey Stimatze

By Blue KC | Jul 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

On July 6, 2019, Earl Lawson Elementary School (Leavenworth) kindergarten teacher Kelsey Stimatze was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the July Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Kelsey Stimatze is making education both effective and fun for her students,” said Christina Lively, Department Vice President, Marketing…

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