Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Contributions Earn Workplace Giving Partner of the Year Recognition from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Contributions Earn Workplace Giving Partner of the Year Recognition from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital honored Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s parent company with its Workplace Giving Partner of the Year award at the hospital’s Volunteer Appreciation Awards dinner recently at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Tennessee. The annual event recognizes St. Jude partners, volunteers and donors from across the country.

“It is a true honor to receive this award,” said Larry Schreiber, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. “We are proud to contribute to St. Jude’s outstanding work and thank them for all that they are doing to help kids and their families.”

Through the company’s annual Associate Giving Campaign, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield associates in Wisconsin and their colleagues throughout the country have combined to achieve St. Jude’s “Hope” category of giving by pledging a cumulative total of more than $3 million to support the hospital’s life changing work. Employee contributions made through the campaign received a 50 percent match from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s corporate foundation.

“Thanks to the generosity of corporate partners like Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Care, housing, transportation, meals – the list of services we provide to our families is unequaled and would not be possible without the unwavering support of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, its corporate foundation and associates. We are grateful to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s leadership and associates who have embraced the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children.”

The ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Appreciation Awards recognize a wide range of St. Jude supporters – from partners to volunteer groups to individual donors. Each year, more than 5 million donors and more than 1 million volunteers and partners support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWi), which underwrites or administers the PPO and indemnity policies; Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare), which underwrites or administers the HMO policies; and Compcare and BCBSWi collectively, which underwrite or administer the POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is available at . Also, follow us on Twitter at , on Facebook at , or visit our YouTube channel at .

Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative solutions to health care challenges, as well as promoting the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets specific disease states and medical conditions. These include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s annual associate giving campaign and its parent foundation provides a 50 percent match of associates’ campaign pledges. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting  or following us on  and .

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