BLUE KC SPONSORS 10TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTHKC CELEBRATION - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Skip to main content

Blue KC supports free health screenings during Heritage Festival to further health equity

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2021

For more information contact:
Kelly Cannon
O: 816-395-3711
M: 816-686-3842

KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 8, 2021)—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is proud to partner with JuneteenthKC in honor of its 10th Annual JuneteenthKC festival, a month-long heritage celebration hosted within the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District. Blue KC believes that good health is the foundation for a bright future and will be sponsoring free health screenings to raise awareness and promote wellness throughout the Kansas City community.

The screenings, offered by nurses from Blue KC’s Care Management team, will test for important health metrics including blood pressure and BMI. These screenings will be free and available to everyone at the Blue KC Heritage Festival event booth on June 12th and June 19th from 12pm – 4pm.

“At Blue KC, we believe that a truly equitable future starts with good health for all,” said Dana Middleton, Healthy Equity Advocacy and Integration Practitioner at Blue KC. “We’re proud to participate in this annual celebration as we work toward our mission to provide affordable access to healthcare and improve the health of the Kansas City community.”

JuneteenthKC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the Juneteenth holiday in Kansas City. The organization collaborates with community stakeholders and African American cultural and educational agencies to host a cultural event that brings people together from all backgrounds to celebrate the progression of the African American community and enjoy the spirit of remembrance, unity and personal independence. JuneteenthKC features a variety of community-focused musical performances, live entertainment, public-service opportunities, and youth-oriented vendors.

To learn more about Blue KC’s commitment to health equity and working to better the health of the Kansas City community, please visit

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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