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The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region. The Foundation’s Board of Directors recently authorized its 2011/2012 contribution of nearly $122,000 to be shared by 14 United Ways across BCNEPA’s 13-county service area.

As part of that contribution, the Lycoming County United Way received $13,036.00 targeted specifically to support health-related programs for Lycoming County residents.

“We are pleased to partner with the Lycoming County United Way to help improve lives and change the community conditions that affect our region’s most vulnerable residents,” said Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director of The Blue Ribbon Foundation.

“At a time when demands for human services are increasing and available funding streams are becoming increasing more difficult, the mission of our United Way to mobilize resources to improve lives in Lycoming County has never been more important. During these difficult times the support provided by The Blue Ribbon Foundation is genuinely needed and appreciated,” said Scott N. Lowery LCUW executive director.

Pictured recently at the check presentation in downtown Williamsport are, L-R: John Comerford, BCNEPA Market Director – Western Region; Ms.Yevich; Mr. Lowery; and Paul H. Rooney, BCNEPA Board Member.

About The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to approximately 600,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. The company’s mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations we serve.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania established its private, non-profit Blue Ribbon Foundation in 2002 to invest in health education and prevention initiatives that produce measurable health improvements and help manage long term health costs for the residents of northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.


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