Missouri Schools Win Prizes in 'Get Active, Get Fit' School Challenge

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri program hosted by Radio Disney AM 1260 encourages healthy, active lifestyles

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five Missouri elementary schools are receiving prizes from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield "Get Active, Get Fit" School Challenge hosted by Radio Disney AM 1260 in St. Louis.

"We are happy to report that our challenge helped educate more than 26,000 students throughout Missouri about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle," said Dennis Matheis, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri.  "We appreciate the participation and support of elementary schools throughout the state."

The 20 schools that completed the "Get Active, Get Fit" School Challenge with the highest percentage of completion and will receive a Radio Disney Dance Party at their school to celebrate their accomplishment are:

  • Manes R-5, Manes R-5 District
  • St. George Catholic School, Private
  • Taneyville K-8, Taneyville R-2
  • Novinger Elementary, Adair County R-1
  • Kelly Elementary, Scott County R-IV
  • Skyline Elementary, Hickory County R-1
  • Fair Grove R-10 Elementary, Fair Grove R-10
  • Fair Grove Middle School, Fair Grove R-10
  • Senath-Honersville Elementary, Senath-Honersville District
  • Montgomery City Elementary, Montgomery County R-11
  • West Elementary, Central R-111
  • Gratz Brown Elementary, Moberly School District
  • Harrisburg Elementary, Harrisburg R-VIII
  • Litzsinger Elementary, Special School District
  • Humansville Elementary, Humansville R-IV
  • Orchard Farm Middle School, Orchard Farm R-V School District
  • Jonesburg Elementary, Montgomery County R-11
  • Westview School, Westview School District
  • Lesterville Elementary, Lesterville R-IV
  • Bourbon Elementary, Crawford County School District

Five schools who signed up first and completed the challenge will receive gym equipment packages worth $500 each:

  • Novinger Elementary, Adair County R2
  • Fair Grove Elementary, Fair Grove R10
  • Humansville Elementary, Humansville R-IV
  • Central Elementary, Central R-111
  • Halfway R-III

Close to 500,000 students are participating in the "Get Active Get Fit" School Challenge across the country. States include California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, upstate New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For Radio Disney, the network's involvement in the program demonstrates its commitment to inspiring healthier lifestyles for kids and families supporting Disney's Magic of Healthy Living effort.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri

In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area): Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name for RightCHOICE® Managed Care, Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), and HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO benefits underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative services for self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits. 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.

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SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri

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