Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has proudly served as the sole sponsor of the Mississippi Blues Marathon since the inaugural race in 2008. As Mississippi's health & wellness team, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is committed to supporting health and wellness activities, and also in supporting our community.
The idea for the Mississippi Blues Marathon began through a group of individuals committed to physical fitness and civic opportunities. They wanted an event to showcase the city of Jackson, as well as the rich Blues history of the state of Mississippi. That's how the Mississippi Blues Marathon has come to be what it is today.
To support the state's rich Blues heritage, the Mississippi Blues Marathon has donated a portion of its proceeds each year to the Blues Foundation and its efforts in supporting local Blues musicians. For the past several years, the donation has been earmarked to support the Blues Musicians Benevolent Fund, which provides financial support to Blues musicians in need.
Learn more about Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and about the Company's commitment to the community. You can also learn more about the Blues Foundation and how it is helping to promote Mississippi's Blues heritage.