WELLCARE PARTICIPATES IN PAINT YOUR HEART OUT, TAMPA TO LEND A HELPING HAND IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Tampa, FL (April 15, 2011) – WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) participated in Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa for the third consecutive year on April 9, 2011. A team of WellCare associates, their families and friends spent the day restoring and beautifying the home of a Tampa resident.
“WellCare is fortunate to have associates who are passionate about giving back to their community, both on and off the job,” said Alec Cunningham, WellCare’s chief executive officer. “This effort exemplifies a commitment to serve, which is consistent with WellCare’s mission to serve some of our nation’s most vulnerable populations. We thank everyone involved for their dedication and participation.”
Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa is a community service organization that secures funds and mobilizes volunteers to help beautify the homes of low-income, elderly citizens in the Tampa Bay area. For the past 23 years, the organization has organized local company sponsor teams to paint the homes of selected homeowners during its annual Paint Day. This is the third consecutive year that WellCare volunteers have participated in Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa’s Paint Day.
In the coming months, WellCare volunteers will support the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes events, Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful and other charitable drives supporting Metropolitan Ministries, the American Red Cross, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Dress For Success Tampa Bay, Florida Blood Services and Cell Phones for Soldiers.
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About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company served approximately 2.2 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2010. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.
About weCare WellCare Gives Back
WellCare recognizes the importance of supporting the Tampa Bay community and developed the weCare WellCare Gives Back program in 2009 to offer associates a way to give back by getting involved. weCare encourages associate volunteerism, specifically in low-income, underserved and aged populations. It also creates awareness and raises much needed funds and supplies for organizations that offer valuable support to those in need. The weCare program is supported by associates, friends and families of WellCare and is proudly championing deserving causes such as Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa; Habitat for Humanity; the United Way; the American Diabetes Association; Metropolitan Ministries; Children’s Home Society of Florida; Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful; Florida Blood Services, Pajama Program; and the American Red Cross.