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The Faces of FearlessⓇ Award celebrates people like you – people who are overcoming challenges every day to live healthier lives. So earlier this year we asked you to tell us how you took on your biggest challenge, and how Blue Cross Blue Shield helped you along the way.

Read the stories of last year’s winners.


Karen Cantafio

After suffering a brain aneurysm, Karen wasn’t expected to survive, let alone walk or talk again. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York was by her side every step of the way, actively supporting her recovery in the hospital – and at home.

See how Karen became known as her hospitals “Wonder Woman”, and continues to defy the odds

Caleb Wilson

Caleb was a high school senior when he was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down – requiring 15 surgeries. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s team went into action to get a new system authorized and ensure he always had the equipment and supplies he needed.

See all that Caleb has accomplished to maintain his independence.

*The Faces of FearlessSM award program is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia), Panama, Uruguay, or Puerto Rico who are at least 21 at the time of entry and are insured by a licensed BCBS company continuously during 1/17/19 through 5/31/19, and who submit a Faces of Fearless story and photos or video that meet the Submission Guidelines described in the Official Rules and pertain to true events that happened to that individual on or after 1/1/14 and also occurred at a time when that individual was insured by a BCBS company. NO OTHER PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Entry period begins on 1/17/19 and ends 2/28/19 at 5pm CST. Winner will be selected based on criteria specified in the Official Rules. Award winner must 1) be able to attend the 2019 National Summit in Grapevine, TX on 4/29/19 – 5/2/19 and 2) agree to receive the Faces of Fearless Award on stage on 4/30/19 during a keynote session for the Summit. Subject to Official Rules available at bcbs.com/facesoffearless. Void where prohibited. Federal employees,  Medicaid enrollees, and CHIP enrollees excluded.  Approximate Retail Value of each Award, per Winner: $24,000 (based on Winner plus three [3] guests; transportation costs will vary, depending on Winner’s residence); maximum Total Approximate Retail Value of all Awards (aggregate, for all Winners combined) not to exceed $72,000 (based on a maximum of three [3] Awards). Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60601.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.