FARGO – On July 20, over 130 people gathered for the 5th Annual Crosby Color Splash and raised over $10,000 to help the Crosby Country Club replace their old and broken irrigation system. The Color Splash was a collaboration between St Luke's Medical Center in Crosby and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation. Jody Nelson, CEO of St Luke's Medical Center, expressed how much of a difference the Rural Provider Health Grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation made in planning the color splash, sharing that she is "so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota."
One highlight from the run was the community support from many angles. Several community businesses volunteered to throw color, getting creative with leaf blowers and lift boxes. The 50th Annual Threshing Bee also played into the Color Splash, helping bring more participants to the 5K. Caring Foundation manager Amber Blomberg expressed, "The planning committee did a wonderful job and tying it into the Threshing Bee was a great way to further bring in the community."
Nelson expressed how much the city of Crosby looks forward to the color splash every year, so keep an eye out for news of the 6th annual 5K next summer!
About the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation
Established in 1989, the BCBSND Caring Foundation (Caring-Foundation) is a private 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Through giving and investing, the Caring Foundation focuses on key health issues that help improve the health and well-being of North Dakotans and their communities. Caring Foundation staff work with grantees to support nonprofit sustainability, collaborate on shared outcomes and create lasting change.