Blue KC unveils the latest addition to the Crossroads Arts District at the June First Friday event

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KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 31, 2019) —On June 7, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will further introduce Spira Care to Kansas Citians at the unveiling of its new mural on the wall of its Spira Care Center located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. Blue KC plans to celebrate the latest addition to the District’s growing artistry as part of First Friday, a monthly event in which residents come together to explore exhibits, food, entertainment, and a sense of community.

This year, Blue KC commissioned an original mural by local artist Dave Douglas, which will be unveiled for the first time at the June First Friday event. The celebration will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with light appetizers, live music, and artwork from local artists.

“First Friday is a beloved and treasured event that brings together the entire community,” said Tim O’Brien, Vice President, Executive Director Care Delivery of Blue KC. “We’re honored to be taking part in this month’s event and to unveil a new mural that contributes to the Arts District, showcasing the immense talent that exists in our home of Kansas City.”

The event, which will also feature artwork by local artists Travis Porter and Jackie Eatinger, works to amplify Spira Care’s continued dedication to the community. Spira Care, a combined primary care and insurance offering exclusively available to eligible Blue KC members, is built around member and patient experiences, helping consumers create a health plan that is easy to understand and even easier to use.

To learn more about Spira Care, the different locations and offerings for patients, visit the Spira Care website.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Our mission: to provide affordable access to healthcare and to improve the health of our members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on the company, visit its website at

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