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Amick, Shaw Join S.C. BlueCross Foundation Board
Date:6/10/2008

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation has two new board members: Bill Amick of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C., and Minor Mickel Shaw of Greenville, S.C.

The Foundation recently launched the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health at the University of South Carolina, Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina, and has awarded more than $18.5 million in grants since 2003.

Amick is president and CEO of The Amick Co. Shaw serves as president of Micco Corp., a family investment corporation.

Retiring from the board after many years of service is Harry Easterling, Bennettsville, S.C.

"We thank Harry Easterling for his service and welcome Bill Amick and Minor Shaw to our board," said Foundation Executive Director Harvey Galloway. "They all have great community service work that has benefited South Carolinians in many ways.

"We look forward to guidance and ideas from both Bill and Minor for furthering our mission of promoting the health of South Carolinians and to expand access to health care for the economically disadvantaged by supporting integrated research, education and community service," he said.

Headquartered in Columbia, the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation (http://www.bcbsscfoundation.org) is a philanthropic affiliate of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. It was created to identify and help solve South Carolinians' health problems, with special emphasis on access, affordability and quality of healthcare. The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


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