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Highmark Delaware announces the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware will receive up to $5,000 through annual Ks for Kids partnership with Wilmington Blue Rocks

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

PITTSBURGH (April 16, 2015) — Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware announced today that as part of its annual Ks for Kids program, the company will donate $10 to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware for every strikeout thrown by a Blue Rocks pitcher at Frawley Stadium, up to a total of $5,000.

"With our annual Ks for Kids program, we at Highmark Delaware have the opportunity to support the community while spotlighting an organization in Delaware that makes a difference in the lives of our children," said Highmark Delaware President Tim Constantine. "Last year, more than 2,300 families were able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware while their child received medical treatment at a nearby hospital."

The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware offers a nurturing environment where families can stay together and find support. Since its opening in 1991, the house has welcomed more than 39,800 families. Amenities include a laundry facility, a library, hot evening meals and weekly activities including pet therapy.

"We provide a 'home away from home' for families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children receiving treatment at local hospitals," said the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Chief Executive Officer, Pamela W. Cornforth. "We started with a 17 guest room House and have expanded to a 50 guest room House and now operate three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms where families can rest, gather strength and find some comfort during very difficult times."

This is the eighth year that Highmark Delaware has partnered with the Wilmington Blue Rocks as part of the Ks for Kids program. Since 2006, $46,000 has been awarded through Ks for Kids to six different organizations.

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. With nearly 80 years of service, Highmark Delaware offers a comprehensive portfolio of health benefits products to 330,000 members. Highmark Delaware is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Housen DeAngelis
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
302-421-2188
kelly.deangelis@highmarkhealth.org