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BCBSIL Volunteers Team Up for the 22nd Annual Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon to Spruce up Chicago Public Schools and Parks

Yellow school buses lined the streets around Chicago’s Daley Plaza where more than 300 Blue Cross employees and their family members proudly wearing their blue t-shirts arrived ready to begin their day, and to make a difference for thousands of kids throughout Chicago for the Chicago Cares 22nd annual Serve-a-thon.

"Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is proud to be part of Chicago's largest day of service,” said Shelley Long, Volunteer Coordinator for Blue Cross. “This is the 10th year our employees have GIVEN UP free time to GIVE BACK to the city we call home."

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois teams were dispatched to two schools, J.N. Thorp Elementary in South Chicago and Hurley Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School on Chicago’s south side.



Our employees realized that although the jobs were not easy, the work they put in would be well worth their effort and time.

Chicago Cares said having over 5000 volunteers working June 27th equaled about 20,000 hours of much needed and welcomed community service.

Thanks to all who gave their time to help the communities we serve!

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