Together We Are Building Healthier Communities
At Blue Cross, we are deeply committed to helping our members and all Massachusetts residents lead healthier lives. While there are no simple solutions to the challenges of health, one thing is clear: no single company can make a lasting, sustainable impact alone. We must all work together. Our approach to citizenship involves every business area in the company and relies on three strategic programs to promote healthy living–Civic Engagement, Community Investments, and Environmental Sustainability.
Free Community Fitness Classes
On May 31, we kicked off our partnership with the city of Boston at the launch of the Boston Parks Fitness series at Copley Square. All summer, the series will bring 30 free fitness classes per week to parks in 18 neighborhoods across the city. For a full schedule of Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series classes, visit http://bphc.org/summerfitness
Drug Story Theater
Blue Cross announced its $250,000 support to help expand Drug Story Theater's programming from 17 school districts to 60 by the end of 2018 at a performance at Quincy High School. We believe DST’s unique peer education model is an effective way to educate young people and stem the tide of addiction and are excited to help bring the program to thousands more students across the Commonwealth.
Excellence in Service Honored
Each year we award one associate our top volunteer honor, the Excellence in Service award. In 2018, we recognized Anne Palmer for her volunteer work with Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corp. As part of her award, Anne had the opportunity to throw the first pitch at the May 16 Red Sox game. Read more about her experience here