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Girls Emerge Focuses on Healthy 2020

YWCA St. Paul’s Girls Emerge program is looking at a healthier and happier 2020 thanks to a $20,000 funding award from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota!

Girls Emerge meets weekly to give young women the opportunity to create community, affirm identity, explore careers, and promote social justice through a racial and gender equity lens. The program will be hosting several events throughout the year with a focus on exercise as well as fitness and nutrition education. This will also include identifying strategies to improve physical, mental, and emotional wellness courtesy of Blue Cross.

Funding for this series of events is provided by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, as part of Blue Cross’ long-term commitment to tackling the leading causes of preventable disease: commercial tobacco use, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. Learn more about how Blue Cross is working to increase health equity, transform communities, and create a healthier state here. To learn more about Girls Emerge, including how to get involved, visit ywcastpaul.org/youth.

About the Center for Prevention

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota delivers on Blue Cross’ long-term commitment to improve the health of all Minnesotans by tackling the leading root causes of preventable disease: tobacco use, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. Funded through proceeds from Blue Cross’ historic lawsuit against the tobacco industry, we collaborate with organizations statewide to increase health equity, transform communities and create a healthier state. Visit centerforpreventionmn.com for more information.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (bluecrossmn.com), with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota’s first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago.

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