Florida Blue Gives Back: South Florida Edition

Posted on Dec 4th 2018 by Marilu Cristina Flores

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We feel very fortunate to serve the residents of the beautiful state of Florida. In South Florida, Florida Blue employees engage in numerous charitable programs and volunteer days of giving.

This includes everything from encouraging children to develop and express their creative visions, to helping young adults in underserved areas explore the wonders of reading and develop a passion for books and learning. Did you know every year Florida Blue joins forces with the Miami Heat to serve over 3,000 Thanksgiving meals in Miami's Historic Overtown District? And each December we head over to Little Havana to hand out thousands of holiday food baskets to those in need. In life, we all need a helping hand at one point or another and in South Florida, we're proud to be there for the community and people we love.

We believe in supporting our communities, and we've been doing just that here in Florida for over 70 years. That's right, we've been serving Floridians for over seven decades; from building homes with Habitat for Humanity, to feeding those in need, teaching kids to swim and read too!

This is what we are all about, and helping our communities achieve better health begins at a grassroots level, ensuring our residents and members feel cared for and thought of. 


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Marilu Cristina Flores

Marilu is a veteran of the entertainment industry, her career in entertainment spans over thirteen years having worked with some of the most prominent creative media houses known, including, Warner Brothers, MTV and Universal Pictures. In 2014, she shifted gears to begin working as a digital marketing professional. Prior to her work at Florida Blue, she worked for Keurig in Waterbury, Vermont. Marilu is incredibly passionate about our oceans, wildlife, and conservation, and has been featured as a guest speaker at conferences nationwide for her knowledge and expertise on Marine environments and the issues affecting our oceans. A Miami native, she holds a degree in Tropical Coastal Ecosystem Resource Management from the University of Queensland and currently acts as the Surfrider Foundation's Regional Coordinator in Florida.

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