Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois spreads holiday cheer to Springfield area agencies

SPRINGFIELD Ill., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced today that it has presented nine Springfield area organizations with holiday checks totaling more than $9,000 to help support their missions. Michael Mannion, vice president of BCBSIL's government relations in Springfield said, "It's a small gesture we make on behalf of the 1,100-plus Blue Cross employees who call Springfield and Sangamon County home. These important agencies support our friends, families and neighbors just as they do for the rest of our community."

Checks were distributed to the following:

Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois  

$1,000

Family Service Center                          

$1,000

Gateway (drug court)                           

$1,000

Illinois Executive Mansion                      

$1,000

Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery                   

$1,000

Sojourn Shelter & Services                      

$1,000

St. Martin De Porres Center                     

$1,000

St. Patrick's Grammar School                   

$1,000

YMCA of Springfield                                  

$1,290

BCBSIL also provided a $1,000 holiday season gift to the Lawrence Hall Youth Services in Chicago, as well as supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In 2012, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois provided financial support to Illinois organizations and social service agencies totaling more than $8.3 million, and included grants and financial support to a total of 42 Springfield-based organizations.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL)
With 7.2 million members, BCBSIL, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest health insurance provider in Illinois. It is not a publicly-traded company, but is member-owned. Started in 1936 in Chicago, BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and the communities it serves through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSIL is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Primary Contacts: Michael_Deering@bcbsil.com, +1-312-653-1266

SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois



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