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#GratefulKC campaign supports people on frontline of pandemic

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City has launched the GratefulKC campaign to show support and gratitude for those on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak and response.

“Throughout the greater Kansas City region, people are risking their own health to protect our community’s health, safety and wellbeing,” said Jenny Housley, Blue KC chief marketing officer and senior vice president. “From the health-care workers and first responders, to teachers and essential workers, people are doing their part to keep our community running, and we want to sincerely thank them for their hard work and make sure we do our part in this fight against COVID-19.”

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Blue KC asks Kansas Citians to participate in the campaign by using #GratefulKC on social media to thank everyone in the Kansas City community for doing their part to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Every use of the #GratefulKC hashtag directly contributes to the financial donation Blue KC is making on behalf of the entire greater Kansas City community to the Royals Respond fund, which helps organizations care for those most impacted by the outbreak.

“Our hope is that the Grateful KC campaign will spread positivity and support throughout our community and demonstrate how we are truly all in this together,” Housley said. “Through the COVID-19 outbreak, Blue KC employees are working tirelessly to not only support our members but identify ways we can support our community.”

Blue KC also donated to the Kansas City’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery fund to address the needs of the Kansas City region’s most vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also participated in a citywide effort to encourage people to stay home through Stay Home KC and will continue to collaborate with city officials, health-care organizations, first responders and more to identify other areas of need.

To learn more about Blue KC and how to participate in the #GratefulKC campaign, visit www.gratefulkc.com.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice