Independence Blue Cross to serve as title sponsor of PCOM Wellness Fest on Saturday, September 22

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Philadelphia, PA – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is proud to serve as the title sponsor of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM) first-ever Wellness Fest on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the college’s City Avenue campus.

Designed to inspire fun and promote healthy living, the free event will offer health screenings, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, food trucks, and a Kids’ Zone. Attendees can also hear from doctors of osteopathic medicine on topics like fighting obesity, cold and flu season, breast health, and colon cancer.

“Independence is committed to promoting health and well-being in the communities we’ve served for 80 years,” said Paula Sunshine, Independence senior vice president and chief marketing executive. “That means putting our support behind events like Wellness Fest, which serve to inspire and empower people to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.”

“PCOM Wellness Fest provides the perfect opportunity for us to share the osteopathic philosophy of whole-person health with our community,” said Jay S. Feldstein, DO, president and CEO of PCOM. “We are grateful to Independence for providing the support that will enable us to do that.”

Proceeds raised from Wellness Fest sponsors will benefit PCOM Healthcare Centers, which provide care to underserved populations in Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania and serve as training sites for the college’s doctors of osteopathic medicine and psychology students.

For more information and to register for the free event, visit

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve 8.5 million people in 28 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For almost 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit Connect with us on Facebook and on Twitter. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers doctorate degrees in educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and psychology, and graduate degrees in aging and long-term care administration, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies and school psychology. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM’s Healthcare Centers, provide care to medically underserved populations in inner-city and rural locations. For more information, visit