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Media Contact:Cheryl Monkhouse
(404) 842-8516
cheryl.monkhouse@bcbsga.com

Radio Disney AM 590 Atlanta and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Announce Winners of the

"Get Active Get Fit!" School Challenge

20 Georgia Schools Win a Special Dance Party Hosted by Radio Disney AM 590

ATLANTA—January 20, 2011—Radio Disney AM 590 Atlanta, a radio network for kids, tweens and families, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) announce the winners of the "Get Active Get Fit!" School Challenge. The 20 Georgia schools with the highest percentage of participation in the program have won a special dance party hosted by Radio Disney AM 590. In addition, five schools were awarded new gym equipment valued at $500 for being the first to sign up and complete the program.  

The "Get Active Get Fit!" School Challenge was designed to motivate kids and families to achieve fitness together by engaging in fun activities. The program has been implemented in more than 150 elementary schools in 127 districts throughout the Fall 2010, furthering a commitment to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among 61,000 of Georgia’s school-age children.
 
The winning schools with the highest percentage of participation are:
•    Adrian School of Performing Arts, Emanuel County
•    Bacon County Elementary, Bacon County
•    Brookview Elementary, Fulton County
•    Burnette Elementary, Gwinnett County
•    Cusseta Road Elementary, Muscogee County
•    Edgewood Elementary, Muscogee County
•    Glen Haven Elementary, Dekalb County
•    Hannah Academy, Muscogee County
•    Hubbard Elementary, Monroe County
•    Lake Oconee Academy, Greene County
•    Lamar County Primary School, Lamar County
•    Marlow Elementary, Effingham County
•    Social Circle Elementary, Social Circle City
•    Social Circle Primary, Social Circle City
•    South Dodge Elementary, Dodge County
•    Stonewall Tell Elementary, Fulton County
•    Tolbert Elementary, Gordon County
•    Venetian Hills Elementary, Atlanta Public Schools
•    Whitesburg Elementary, Carroll County
•    Whitlow Elementary, Forsyth County
    
The schools awarded new gym equipment are:
•    Lamar County Primary School, Lamar County
•    Social Circle Primary, Social Circle City
•    South Dodge Elementary, Dodge County
•    Stonewall Tell Elementary, Fulton County
•    Venetian Hills Elementary, Atlanta Public Schools

“It is truly amazing to see how many schools participated in this challenge,” said Morgan Kendrick, President, BCBSGa. “They are all winners and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the incredible success that Radio Disney’s ‘Get Active Get Fit!’ program has experienced in engaging Georgia’s children in healthy fitness activities.”

Nearly 500,000 students nationwide signed up to participate in the "Get Active Get Fit!" School Challenge in states including California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Upstate New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For Radio Disney, the network’s involvement in the program demonstrates its commitment to inspiring healthier lifestyles for kids and families supporting Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living effort.        

About Radio Disney:
Radio Disney is the No. 1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. Kids help pick the music that is played and are encouraged to interact via a toll-free phone line to the Radio Disney studio. The network's current playlist, driven by listener requests and representing major record labels, includes recording artists Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Allstar Weekend. The network is available on over 35 terrestrial radio stations and is also available via RadioDisney.com, Sirius and XM satellite radio, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones and on the Radio Disney iPhone App.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association® . The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  Additional information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is available at www.bcbsga.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinInBCBSGa, visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin or check out the Our Health Connects Us campaign site at http://connects.bcbsga.com/.

Press Contacts:
Radio Disney
Jennifer Minezaki
Jennifer.Minezaki@Disney.com
818-569-5929

BCBSGa
Cheryl Monkhouse
Cheryl.monkhouse@bcbsga.com
404-210-1362

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