Independence Blue Cross (Independence) received the 2016 East Central Division Excellence in Mission Award by the Greater Philadelphia Area American Cancer Society (ACS) at its annual Volunteer Awards event held in King of Prussia.
The ACS described Independence, which has supported the ACS for more than 20 years, as one of its strongest advocates in the Philadelphia area. During the ceremony, the ACS highlighted examples of Independence’s support, including:
- Providing breast, cervical, and colorectal screening reminders to members via phone and text messaging;
- Providing extraordinary support for the 80% by 2018 colorectal cancer screening initiative;
- Supporting the ACS’s CEOs Against Cancer® Pennsylvania Chapter; and
- Supporting the ACS’s Cancer Action Network® by hosting forums on personalized medicine and immunotherapy.
In addition, for nearly 20 years, Independence has been the title sponsor for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run which benefits cancer research, and has supported Coaches versus Cancer for close to 15 years.