Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the company’s employees and the WellCare Community Foundation together donated more than $120,000 to support the 2014 American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes effort.
The WellCare Community Foundation donated $35,000 as the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Step Out walk in Tampa, Fla. WellCare employees raised more than $85,000 and had more than 500 registered walkers participating on company teams that walked in 15 Step Out events across the country.
“For six years, WellCare has committed funds and volunteer hours to support the American Diabetes Association’s mission to stop diabetes. This disease affects many of our members, families and friends, and we will continue to do our part to prevent, cure and manage it,” said Dr. Steve Goldberg, WellCare’s senior vice president and chief medical officer.
“The American Diabetes Association applauds the efforts of WellCare and its employees,” said David McShea, National Director, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. “Their dedicated support of our mission has helped us further our movement to one day stop this deadly disease.”
About the WellCare Community Foundation
The WellCare Community Foundation was established in 2010 and is a non-profit, private foundation. Its mission is to foster and promote the health, well-being and quality of life for the poor, distressed and other medically under-served populations – including, those who are elderly, young and indigent – and the communities in which they live. The WellCare Community Foundation carries out this mission by supporting work that helps people live healthy, safe and productive lives, and by assisting groups with serious and neglected health needs. Underscoring this mission is the WellCare Community Foundation’s goal to serve as a national resource that fosters an environment where there is a continuum of education, access and quality health care, all of which improve the overall health, well-being and quality of life of targeted beneficiaries.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 4 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com or view the company’s videos at http://youtu.be/tWeMyxFaxgE.
Michele Pinnau - Media Contact, WellCare Health Plans, Inc., https://www.wellcare.com/, +1 813-206-2747, [email protected]