To celebrate our state and our company’s 80th anniversary,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is hitting the road and traveling around the state in 80 days!
The Our Home. Our Heart. campaign will begin in June, concluding in September at the State Fair. We’ll pass through all four corners of the state with several stops in between. We’ll visit the many communities where we have partnered with local organizations to make lasting changes to improve Kansans’ health. We’ll also talk with members, groups and providers to understand the challenges and opportunities they face as we look to the future of better health in Kansas. Our goal is to build even stronger relationships with the Kansans we serve.
Where to find us
Flying to the future - June 9, 2022
Our tour begins in northeast Kansas with a trip to Atchison, childhood home of Amelia Earhart. Atchison is proud of its connection to the famous pilot – and that pride carries through to the institutions that contribute to the heart of the city. We’ll also visit Leavenworth on the state’s eastern-most border to learn about the community.
Connecting to Kansas’ deep roots - June 11, 2022
The tour continues to the Flint Hills, home to some of the most beautiful vistas in the State. We are honored to sponsor the 2022 Symphony in the Flint Hills, a favorite event of Kansans in the heart of the tallgrass prairie.
Celebrating freedom and opportunities for all - June 16-18, 2022
The van travels to Wichita to take part in the city’s Juneteenth celebration in McAdams Park, the heart of the city’s historic African-American neighborhood. We’ll learn more about non-profit organizations making a difference in the health of Kansas communities and meet with business leaders who have built their home in Wichita.
Appreciating the back roads - July 19-21
We’ll get off the main roads to travel across the northwest part of Kansas. We will check out the good work of our community partners in their home cities of Beloit and Norton, eat burgers at the Cozy Inn in the heart of Salina, learn more about health initiatives in Colby, and meet with business owners and providers. We’ll also celebrate our strategic work to improve customer experiences in Mankato and beloved Kansas landmarks along the way.
Nuestro hogar. Nuestro corazón. - Aug. 2-4, 2022
Our trip to southwest Kansas will help us learn more about efforts to connect residents to health care in Dodge City and Garden City, home of some of the highest-producing counties in the state’s agriculture industry. We will attend events that celebrate the heart of the region; visit our partners in Leoti working to build healthy communities; and recognize the efforts of participants in our strategic initiative to improve access to clinical data in Cimarron. This trip will help us better understand opportunities to connect to Spanish-speaking businesses and members.
Chicken and grit(s) - Aug. 23-24, 2022
In Southeast Kansas, we’ll learn about community-building partnerships between businesses, non-profits and Kansans who are improving the health of their hometowns every day. We are excited to visit businesses investing in community infrastructure and find out more about the heart and grit of those who live in southeast Kansas communities. We’ll visit members and partners in Chanute, Humboldt, Pittsburg and Ft. Scott on this tour. We hope to get outside for some recreation – and we’ll be sure to find some fried chicken in Crawford County.
Home is where the heart is - Sept. 9-18, 2022
Our tour concludes in Hutchinson, home of the annual Kansas State Fair. Visit our booth in the Sunflower North building for great giveaways and to say hello. We’ll have special activities during the fair to engage the people and the state that is the heart of our business. Our home. Our heart. Kansas.