VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amerigroup Foundation announced today that an original song – created to reinforce associates' sense of community and commitment – is being released to the public to raise money for non-profit organizations across the country.
The song "Rise Up" was written and created for Amerigroup by the popular band, The Verve Pipe, known for its 1996 hit "The Freshmen." "Rise Up" was first presented during the Company's 2011 annual leadership conference in January. The conference theme, "Be The Solution," rallied attendees while the song inspired a call to action.
"As we found out more about Amerigroup and its mission and goals, the song 'Rise Up' and its message became clearer to us," said Donny Brown of The Verve Pipe. "Thank you for allowing us to be involved with such a positive, caring and human outreach."
"It invokes the pride and spirit of Amerigroup," said John E. Littel, chairman of the Amerigroup Foundation. The song celebrates our vision as a company that 'does well by doing good.' We not only want to share its meaning and impact with others, but allow them the opportunity to invest in the lives of those we touch with their purchase.
"Rise Up" can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon, Napster and Thumbplay. A video DVD release is forthcoming. All proceeds will go to the Amerigroup Foundation to support local not-for-profits that serve the financially vulnerable, seniors and people with disabilities.
About The Verve Pipe
The Verve Pipe is an American rock band from East Lansing, Michigan.
About the Amerigroup Foundation
The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP), a multi-state managed health care company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Foundation works to create healthy communities by fostering access to health care, encouraging safe and healthy children and families, and promoting community improvement and healthy neighborhoods. For more information about the Amerigroup Foundation, visit www.amerigroupcorp.com/foundation.
SOURCE Amerigroup Foundation