Saluting Maine's Everyday Heroes

UMaine Black Bears, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine Announce New Partnership

ORONO, Maine, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The UMaine Black Bears and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine have teamed up this winter on a program which recognizes Maine's community heroes.  

"Anthem's Community Angels is a program that recognizes everyday heroes—people in our local community who have led, created, or otherwise been instrumental in activities that make help our community better," said Justin Barnes, general manager, Black Bear Sports Properties.

He added that the Black Bears are now accepting nominations for the award.  Fans can submit nominations by emailing [email protected] with "Community Angels" in the subject line.

Honorees will receive tickets to a Black Bears home game where they will be recognized and receive a framed UMaine Hockey jersey.  Anthem will also make a $500.00 donation to the non-profit of the honoree's choice.

"The selfless efforts of volunteers across Maine make our state a better place," said Dan Corcoran, president and general manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine.  "This program is one small way in which we can thank and recognize them for all that they do."

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc., an independent licensee 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 Maine is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.  

SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

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