Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Teams with American Heart Association to Highlight Women’s Stories
As part of a new initiative, Blue Cross is encouraging Rhode Island women who have survived heart disease or stroke to share their stories, with the hope that other women will be inspired to make changes to protect their health and support the important work of the American Heart Association. Through the Heart2Heart campaign, Blue Cross will donate a total of $25,000 to the AHA’s Go Red for Women Luncheon in the name of the selected Heart2Heart survivors. Please encourage your networks to share their stories at https://www.bcbsri.com/heart.
Blue Cross Releases Community Investment Report
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s new Teaming up for a Healthier Rhode Island, highlights the company’s community investments and volunteer service for the 18 months from January 2016 through June 2017.
Through its BlueAngel Community Investment Program, BCBSRI supports nonprofit organizations and programs that address critical health issues facing Rhode Islanders, from childhood obesity to health literacy, to quality care for the uninsured. The report also highlights the company’s efforts to mobilize its employees to benefit Rhode Islanders.
In September, BCBSRI employee volunteers worked on volunteer projects across the state for Blue Across Rhode Island, the company’s annual service day.
Since BCBSRI started this annual day of service six years ago, BCBSRI employees have performed more than 18,000 hours of volunteer service to 44 nonprofit organizations around the state, and typically over 75% of the BCBSRI workforce volunteers each year. BCBSRI provides a minimum of 35 volunteers and a charitable gift of $5,000 to each agency participating in Blue Across Rhode Island.
View NBC10 story about how the employee volunteer efforts helped another GCRI member, LISC, in the development and building of outdoor play areas at three area early child care facilities in Rhode Island.