Winners of the 2017 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award include nonprofit organizations serving residents in Monroe County.
Eleven nonprofits in the Finger Lakes region earned up to $3,500 of the $28,000 allocated by Excellus BCBS in December 2017 for health and wellness programs.
Awards went to the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester, $2,000; Heritage Christian Services, $2,500; Pittsford Youth Services, $3,000; Refugees Helping Refugees, $2,000; Daystar for Medically Fragile Children, $2,000; and Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, $3,500.
Other winners included nonprofits in Ontario County, such as Friends of Ganondagan, $2,000; Ionia Volunteer Fire Company, $2,000; and Thrive to Survive, $3,000.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield allocated $175,000 in Community Health awards in 2017 to about 60 nonprofits in its 31-county upstate service area.
“A big part of our mission as a nonprofit health plan is to help improve the health of the communities we serve, but we can’t accomplish this goal alone, which is why we rely upon our partnerships with Community Health Award winners to help residents live healthier and more secure lives,” said Holly Snow, director of community health engagement.
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