'Tis the season: Blues get into the holiday spirit with building light display

November 25, 2009

DETROIT - A display depicting two giant holiday trees will illuminate Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's 21-story downtown Detroit headquarters building through the end of the year to commemorate the joy of the holiday season. The festive light display continues a more than 30-year tradition at the Blues.

The 10-story high trees adorn both the north and south sides of the Blues' building on East Lafayette near I-375 in downtown Detroit. Both trees have 32 stars that are made of 22 colored light bulbs each.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has a proud tradition of spotlighting important causes and special events with light displays, including a pink ribbon during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a red ribbon display in February for American Heart Month.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit organization, provides and administers health benefits to 4.7 million members residing in Michigan in addition to members of Michigan-headquartered groups who reside outside the state. The company offers a broad variety of plans including: Traditional Blue Cross Blue Shield; Blue Preferred®, Community Blue℠ and Healthy Blue Incentives℠ PPOs; Blue Care Network HMO; BCN Healthy Blue Living℠; Flexible Blue℠ plans compatible with health savings accounts; Medicare Advantage; Part D Prescription Drug plans, and MyBlue℠ products in the under-age-65 individual market. The Blues also offer dental, vision and hearing plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more company information, visit bcbsm.com.