Blue Crew volunteer
Eric Inge (center) with fellow Blue Crew Volunteers at the Medal of Honor Grove in Valley Forge. Eric Inge, Senior Business Analyst Years on the Blue Crew Advisory Board: 2 When you’re a volunteer, you have to be ready for anything — even things you can’t always see. One of Eric Inge’s most memorable (and eerie) volunteer experiences took place in the pre-dawn hours at the Philadelphia Zoo,…
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Lorina Marshall-Blake and other Blue Crew volunteers helped young ladies at the Cozen PAL Prom Boutique choose the perfect dress and accessories to wear to their big dance. Through volunteering, I have been able to help so many nonprofit organizations that are doing so much good. If you believe in the mission of the organization and the work you are doing,…
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Blue Crew Volunteer Sarah Villamayor
Sarah Villamayor (left) and her fellow Blue Crew advisory board member, Helen Furlow, happily share their time and talents with many local non-profit organizations. Sarah Villamayor, Management & Leadership Development Specialist Years on the Blue Crew Advisory Board: 4 Volunteering is contagious. Sarah Villamayor says once you start, you’ll want to do it again and again….
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Philadelphia arts and business
Philadelphia is home to a thriving arts scene and world-class local businesses. Working together, the arts and business communities can create something vibrant, innovative, and uniquely Philly. That’s where the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia comes in. The council was created to support arts organizations by sharing skills from the business world. Now, new initiatives are reversing these roles,…
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Blue Crew Volunteer Leaders: Veronica Serrano
From left to right: Daisy Fontanez, Yasseline Diaz, Veronica Serrano-Herbin, and Juan Lopez, members of the Latinos con Proposito leadership team. Veronica Serrano-Herbin was shy at first. She only started volunteering with the Blue Crew when her best friend, Yasseline Diaz, started working at Independence. “It was a fun way for us to do things together,” Serrano-Herbin said….
Marshell volunteering with her daughter
Marshell and her daughter volunteering at the Philadelphia READS Book Bank on MLK Day of Service. In her 11 years of volunteering with the Blue Crew, some of Marshell Vicks’ most meaningful experiences weren’t hers — they were her daughters’. As a member of the Blue Crew advisory board, her approach to community service is: “You’ve got to give back….
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Diversity in the workplace
“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” –Malcolm Forbes In a city like Philadelphia – a city rich with neighborhoods, cultures, ethnicities, and lifestyles – diversity is everywhere. But simply knowing that our neighbors or coworkers come from different backgrounds is not enough; to truly embrace and experience the real benefits of diversity in the workplace,…
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Rogelio Riley, Senior Care Management Assistant, Medicare Case Management Years on the Blue Crew Advisory Board: 5 Spend just a few minutes with Ro Riley, and you’ll know he’s someone who feels deeply for anyone facing struggles in life. Whether it’s a parent with a sick child, a woman experiencing homelessness, or a friend living with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis,…
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Blue Cross Broad Street running playlist
Here’s what the IBX Blue Streaks running club is listening to as they prepare to run the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on May 7. We hope these fresh beats give you get-up-and-go during those final weeks of training when you need an extra kick to get you over the hump and motivated for race day!…
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Coaches vs. Cancer

Thursday, 06 April 2017 by
Coaches versus cancer
Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about basketball. Friends and colleagues also know that I am passionate about another, more serious subject – the fight against cancer. So you can see why I urge everyone to support the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall Gala presented by Independence Blue Cross….
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