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$7.5 Million Investment Celebrates Company's 75th Anniversary Serving Tennesseans



The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation plans to create 10 new BlueCross Healthy Places across the state in 2021.

In celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary, the foundation is investing $750,000 in each space, bringing the statewide total to $7.5 million.

The 10 project sites are spread across communities large and small in each of the state’s three Grand Divisions.

The 2021 BlueCross Healthy Place sites and project package included Murfreesboro, and it will be located at Barfield Crescent Park, with an emphasis on Family Fun.

BlueCross Healthy Places strengthen communities across Tennessee by providing neighbors with spaces for connection and healthy activity.

“Our mission at BlueCross is serving our neighbors, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 75th anniversary than by giving Tennesseans more spaces to connect with one another and pursue healthy activities together,” said Roy Vaughn, executive director of the BlueCross Foundation.

“We look forward to partnering with each of these communities to enhance and revitalize these spaces, providing new amenities for all residents to enjoy. Construction on the projects is scheduled to begin next year and will be completed by the foundation’s build partner, Chattanooga-based PlayCore.

BlueCross Healthy Places are currently underway in Chattanooga, Nashville and Knoxville. Four are open in Memphis, Huntland, Kingsport and at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, Tenn. With the addition of the 10 new projects for 2021, the BlueCross Foundation has invested $31.7 million in community spaces across the state.

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