UnknownBy Tina Dirmann

BCBSLA Foundation Staff Writer

We’re simply bursting with excitement as we count down the hours to tonight’s banquet in Baton Rouge, honoring our nine selfless Angel Award winners, whose inspiring work has decidedly improved the lives of so many children across our state. Among the winners will be our own Blue Angel, Tanja Foil, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana employee who volunteers for Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge (a non-profit program lending support to children with disabilities and their families). Foil’s organization will receive a $5,000 grant, while the remaining winners will accept $20,000 in grant dollars to further the work of their individual non-profit organizations. Collectively, this group has provided children with new bikes, helped those suffering from abuse, depression and poverty as well as provided tutoring, summer camp and mentoring opportunities.

Check back here later this week for more details on our winners and tonight’s banquet.

For now, read more about our winners, highlighted in this great feature from News Radio 710 KEEL:

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