Meet The Final 6 Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition III Contestants

The Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition III contestants, from left: Ryan Turner, Greg Trzaskoma, James Preacher, Amanda Barker, Helen Atwell and Jeanine Wilson.

You voted and we listened. With over 30,000 votes, the final six contestants have been selected for the next round of Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition III. The 11-week competition is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, WDIV-TV and The Parade Company.

This year’s contestants are:

The competition kicked off Aug. 29 with a celebration at The Parade Company. Guests enjoyed fitness demonstrations, an array of healthy Hawaiian-themed food and the opportunity to meet the final six contestants.

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5 Reasons Why People Need Health Insurance

If you’re one of the roughly 50 million uninsured Americans, you may wonder why individual health insurance is so important – especially if you’re young and healthy.

There are smart ways to save money, but skipping out on health insurance isn’t one of them. Studies show that uninsured individuals don’t receive the same quality or amount of preventive care those with insurance enjoy and may be putting themselves at greater financial risk than their insured counterparts.

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Entrance to RenCen Towers to Get New Look, Improved Pedestrian Access

You may have noticed construction under way at the foot of Towers 500 and 600 at the Renaissance Center, where crews have been busy demolishing concrete, moving dirt and hoisting steel. Blue Cross is making improvements to the entrance for the two towers and an underground parking garage as part of its ongoing project to move 3,000 employees from the suburbs to the city.

Crews have been working since May to create a more welcoming entrance that opens up pedestrian access to East Jefferson Avenue.

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Our ‘Blues Caring Crew’ Join The Special Olympics For a Game Of Softball

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan recently partnered with Special Olympics to promote healthy habits, respect and inclusion throughout communities with a friendly softball game.

Mary Shamblin of the Blues Caring Crew worked with Jim Taylor, the Director of Development for Special Olympics West Michigan, to coordinate a softball game July 25 at the Fellowship Greens softball fields in Kentwood. Both the Blues and people with special needs participated.

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