Stormont Vail Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas announced today that they plan to partner together to financially support the downtown revitalization efforts.
The two organizations are sharing sponsorship of the plaza’s video screen. In addition, Stormont and Blue Cross will initiate and support programming that brings the community together around health and wellness events, such as weekly exercise classes, health fairs, youth-focused programs, and support of 5K and other activities that take place on Kansas Avenue.
Both organizations have a long history in Topeka and a devotion to ensuring the health and well-being of the communities they serve. As two of the largest employers in Topeka, both organizations see this sponsorship as a great way to partner with other leading businesses to help move Topeka forward both through the physical and economic health of the community.
“Stormont Vail’s contribution will be an investment in the health and wellness of the community,” Rob Kenagy, M.D., president and chief executive officer, said. “The downtown revitalization is a pivotal project for both the economic development of our city and the development of partnerships around a common focus of community health improvement.”
“Evergy Plaza is an exciting addition to downtown Topeka that will provide a new type of gathering place for residents,” said Matt All, BCBSKS president and chief executive officer. “Our commitment to downtown Topeka is 77 years strong, and we want to do our part to help Topeka be a thriving and vibrant capital city. Amenities like Evergy Plaza will make Topeka a more livable city for residents of all ages, and will get downtown Topeka moving.”