Getting Active And Supporting Our Community

It can be easy to put off being physically active while juggling a busy work schedule, getting the kids to soccer practice and running errands. That’s one of the reasons we take steps to help employees to get up and move, from onsite fitness classes to encouraging employees to take walks on their lunch breaks.…
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Runner Inspired By Hero With Autism

Just a few years ago Fargoan Jena Johnson was obese, out of shape and looking to make some healthy steps in her life. So she stepped into running. Most runners, unless they are inherently gifted with perfect stride and pace, understand the struggles of starting out. Walking comes naturally, but once the gait gets kicked…
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Breast Cancer Survivor Reaches Finish Line With Help From Coworkers

For Kelly Kieselbach, it started out like many others’ breast cancer journeys. A routine mammogram. A suspicious spot, followed by a biopsy. And then the news: Cancer. For Kelly, stage 3 triple-positive breast cancer, to be exact. That was in February 2015. By March, Kelly’s treatments had started, including chemotherapy. “Due to it being triple…
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More Than 200 Attend Worksite Wellness Summit In Bismarck

More than 200 attendees learned more about fostering healthier workplaces during Worksite Wellness Summit West in Bismarck on Tuesday, May 3. The summit included interactive presentations, a vendor fair, workplace success stories and expert panels and is spearheaded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s Wellness team and statewide Worksite Wellness coordinator Pete Seljevold.…
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Jamestown Employee’s Life Filled With Love After Heart Attack

Most people wouldn’t consider Jamestown employee Tom Heffernan someone at risk of having a heart attack. In 2014, at the age of 50, Heffernan was the picture of health. He was never a smoker or alcohol user and he had spent the previous decade of his life shedding 300 pounds and was now lean and…
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