- In September 2010, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced the Helping our Heroes initiative, an annual cash/in-kind commitment of $250,000 to establish a Western New York one-stop veteran outreach center and supporting community sites.
- The Helping Our Heroes initiatives brings together resources and services to care for the physcial, emotional and financial well-being of more than 70,000 veterans and their families living in the WNY region.
- Prior to construction of the one-stop outreach center, BlueCross BlueShield is identifying a network of cimmunity sites that will offer veterans and their families opportunities to receive counseling and access to wellness services and state/federal programs. The first identified site is the Cazenovia Resource Center in South Buffalo.
- Starting October 6th, 2010, BlueCross BlueShield will debut its Wellness Wednesday program. Health care education and services will be provided the first Wednesday of every month at identified community sites. The October 6th Wellness Wednesday will be at the Cazenovia Resource Center in South Buffalo, located at 155 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo, NY 14210.
For more information on the Helping Our Heroes initiative, or information about Wellness Wednesdays, please contact Luann D'Angelo at 716-887-8711.