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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Evolves its Role, Commits to Health and Wellness of Members and Communities
Date:3/20/2008

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New initiative to promote health and wellness, reduce childhood obesity

BCBSIL today announced a new campaign to promote the health and wellness of Illinois children. Through this campaign, BCBSIL will provide funding to bring together, strengthen, and advance existing programs and organizations that educate children and families and promote proper nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyles.

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http://www.bcbsil.com/about_us/newsroom/childhood_obesity.htm

Charitable giving for 2007 promotes health and well-being in Illinois communities

BCBSIL also announced today that it provided approximately $3.5 million in funding to nearly 350 501(c)3 organizations in Illinois in 2007. BCBSIL's giving for the year focused mostly on community-based organizations that provide hands-on health services to the uninsured and human and other services to the underserved in communities throughout the state.

Full release:

http://www.bcbsil.com/about_us/newsroom/wellness_charitable.htm

With more than 7 million members, BCBSIL, a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest health insurance company in Illinois. Started in 1936, BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and its communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSIL is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


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