Pernilla Lindberg and Marina Alex Take the Horizon Healthy Steps Challenge
June 7, 2019
Annual event held in conjunction with the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer
Galloway, NJ (June 6, 2019) – LPGA pros Pernilla Lindberg and Marina Alex will partner again this year with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) on the Horizon Healthy Steps Challenge during the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer.
Lindberg and Alex will tally their steps over the three round tournament and the player with the most steps at the end will be crowned the winner, at which time Horizon BCBSNJ will donate $100 for every 1,000 steps the winner takes. The donation will be dedicated to the AtlantiCare Foundation to support patient services at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner.
"We are very excited about seeing a spirited step challenge between Pernilla and Marina to help raise money for a charitable purpose, and to watch them compete against the world's best female golfers at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club," said Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Horizon BCBSNJ. “We are also proud to support and partner with the AtlantiCare Foundation and to provide funding for 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 are partnering 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 that this also creates awareness about the role exercise plays in people’s overall wellbeing.”
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer conducts community events throughout the year to benefit regional organizations and nonprofits. ShopRite, through its association with the LPGA, has donated more than $34 million to regional charities.
“Our event is part of the fabric of South Jersey and we’re honored to support organizations throughout our community that endeavor to change lives for the better,” said Leela Narang, tournament director of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. “The Healthy Steps Challenge is a great opportunity to partner with Horizon, Pernilla and Marina to promote health and wellness and support the great work of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute and the Atlanticare Foundation.”
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer takes place at Seaview June 3–9, 2019. During competitions rounds from Friday-Sunday, Horizon BCBSNJ members receive free admission for two by showing their health insurance ID card at the Main Entrance Gate.
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, 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 approximately 3.7 million members.
About the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is one of the largest and most prestigious events on the LPGA tour. It is held annually in Atlantic City and features 144 of the world's best female golfers competing over three rounds for a $1.75 million purse. The event, owned and operated by Eiger Marketing Group, is held on the Bay Course at prestigious Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.