I was first introduced to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through a Light the Night Walk event.  It was one of the Triple Crown walks Florida Blue participated in that year. The event, which helps to fund patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments [...]

Since 1984, I have volunteered my time to Little League Baseball and Softball as an umpire and instructor. I was even invited to Williamsport, Pa. in 1998 to call games at the Little League World Series. In 1989, Little League began a new baseball divisio [...]

Health isn't just your physical state; health includes your mental, emotional, social and behavioral aspects too.  A shining example of good overall health is the team effort put forth by the Florida Blue Foundation and the  Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC). Th [...]

I’ve been committed to community involvement for many years and in various leadership roles and activities at my church.  I would randomly choose a facility, signup and go clean, cook or serve in the capacity they needed most.  I had contributed to the United Way of Northeast Florida for many years, but my time commitment in [...]

In January 2011 a business colleague introduced me to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and invited me to tour the facility. My schedule was full and I almost did not attend, but I didn’t want to disappoint my friend, so I showed up as a courtesy and planned to escape the second the tour was over. During our visit, I realized the thousands of H [...]

When I was younger, I made very poor life choices which allow me to relate to some of the places that the clients of Big Bend Cares are coming from; I just happen to be one of the lucky ones to escape a non-discriminating HIV/AIDS diagnosis. I was working at Capit [...]

For the last couple of years, Incepture has proudly participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of North Florida’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, so I was honored when they asked me to serve as this year’s corporate chairman. Type 1 Diabet [...]

One of the best things about working in the Florida Blue Center is the ability to make a difference in our local community.  And as a native Southwest Floridian I think that is pretty cool! We support many different community-based organizations here in Southwest Florida, one of which is the [...]

When you see a problem as challenging as childhood obesity, you might wonder if anything can truly be done to reverse it. Fortunately, there are groups here in Florida who run towards the problem with expertise, compassion and dedication. The [...]

Few things in life can compete with a perfectly ripe strawberry. Of course they’re tasty, but let’s not forget that they’re also a nutrition dynamo, helping to lower cholesterol, plus packing fiber, vitamins and cancer-fighting properties in a fat-free, low-calorie, perfect--for-holding-melted- [...]