ST. LOUIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Steve Martenet, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri, will greet members of the Journey for Health Tour as they reach the half way point in St. Louis Friday, Sept. 20. Fifteen Anthem associates will escort the three tour riders for 20 miles on Friday morning.
The trip, designed to educate and inspire America’s youth to live healthier lifestyles, will traverse more than 3,200 miles over 45 days, and will end in New York City Oct. 7. Along the way, Gary Earl and the team of riders will stop at local Boys & Girls Clubs to spread the message.
The event started Aug. 22 in Long Beach, CA, where riders kicked off the ride by “dipping” their back tires in the Pacific Ocean. When they conclude their ride, they plan on dipping their front tires in the Atlantic Ocean.
|When:||10 a.m. Start|
|Friday, Sept. 20, 2013|
|Where:||Parking lot of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri|
|1831 Chestnut St.|
|St. Louis, MO 63104|
|(Across from Union Station)|
|Who:||Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri President Steve Martenet|
|Cross country bike rider & noted health advocate Gary Earl|
|What:||Mid-way point for cross country ride lasting 45 days and spanning 3,200 miles|
|Parking:||Convenient free parking west of building on paved lot|
The Journey for Health Tour represents the personal and professional passions and experience of its creator, Earl, a nationally recognized health and well-being professional who for more than three decades of health and wellness leadership has helped companies, communities and individuals to experience the value of positive health. This national tour represents a collaborative effort between two organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and our communities; and in this case educate, inspire and motivate Americans to commit to better health.
Throughout the tour, Earl and the riders will share the message of good health through their blogs, daily health tips and most importantly, meeting with people in the communities across the country including cities such as Los Angles, Las Vegas, Denver, Indianapolis, Columbus, Philadelphia and New York City.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri
In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area) Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name for RightCHOICE® Managed Care, Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), and HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO benefits underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative services for self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.