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And the Winner of the Healthy Steps Challenge is: AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute

(Newark, NJ, June 14, 2019) – The excitement and spectacle of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer may have left the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, but the charitable imprint of the early June event endures - thanks in part of the Horizon Healthy Steps Challenge.

LPGA pros Pernilla Lindberg and Marina Alex partnered with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) at the annual event for the Horizon Healthy Steps Challenge. As both pros tallied their steps over the three round tournament, it was Marina Alex, of Wayne, NJ, who accumulated the most steps to win the challenge. Ms. Alex’s step total of 57,537 assured that Horizon BCBSNJ could make the maximum donation for the challenge -- $5,000 -- to the AtlantiCare Foundation to support patient services at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner.

"The step challenge was a fun way to achieve Horizon’s twin goals of improving the communities we serve and helping people recognize that daily activity is essential to achieving their best health,” said Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Horizon BCBSNJ. “Horizon and AtlantiCare have teamed up through the OMNIA Health Alliance to improve health care quality, affordability and experience and Horizon is proud to help them expand the tremendous support they provide to South Jersey residents who are being treated for cancer at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute.”

The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, with locations in Egg Harbor Township and Cape May Court House, offers the full spectrum of cancer care and tailors treatment plans to fit each patient’s unique needs.

“We are grateful Horizon and the LPGA partnered to support the care we provide those facing cancer,” said Samantha Kiley, Executive Director for the AtlantiCare Foundation. “As an organization that focuses every day on creating a healthier community, we especially appreciate the awareness this challenge created in the role of exercise in people’s overall wellbeing.”













(L-R) Marcia McCulley, Manager, Oncology Program, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute; Julie Fink, Director of Development, AtlantiCare Foundation; Brigitte Hickey, Community Affairs Manager, Horizon BCBSNJ; Lacey Peterman, Director of Oncology Operations, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s fundraiser at ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer Raises $5,000 for AtlantiCare Foundation, Cancer Care Institute

About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.