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Sunshine Health And Orange Bowl Help Make Wishes Come True

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, partnered with the Orange Bowl at the City of Fort Lauderdale Orange Bowl Downtown Countdown on New Year's Eve to create a special graffiti wall with messages of hope and compassion for the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.  The graffiti wall was presented to the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida today at their Broward County Walk for Wishes. The wall was unveiled and children in attendance were encouraged to leave special wishes on the wall for the Make-A-Wish children with life-threatening illnesses.

Sunshine Health commissioned Lindsey Vance of Washington, D.C. to design and complete the wall.  Vance is a Senior Art Therapist and Case Manager at Miriam's Kitchen D.C. who has worked in an array of community mental health settings as a Mental Health Clinician and Art Therapist.  She uses various mediums and some unconventional methods to heal, express, and give back through her artwork.

"Sunshine Health is pleased to present our graffiti wall of wishes to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. We are so pleased to partner again with our friends at the Orange Bowl to create a community-led piece of artwork that can be shared with an organization that we are passionate about," said Chris Paterson, CEO, Sunshine Health.  "Through the graffiti wall, we hope these brave children will be lifted up and encouraged as they fight their courageous battle."

"Orange Bowl is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and we are delighted to join our partner Sunshine Health in the creation of the graffiti wall of wishes," said Eric Poms, CEO, Orange Bowl. "We have hosted Wish Kids at Discover Orange Bowls and the Discover BCS National Championship Game and it's rewarding to be able to bring a little joy into their lives at such a challenging time." 

Sunshine Health is a presenting sponsor of the Orange Bowl Health & Wellness Fair, which will be held April 5 at Sun Life Stadium.

About Sunshine Health
Sunshine Health is a Medicaid managed care health plan that has served Florida members since 2009.  As one of the largest medical benefit administrators, offering coordinated care and a network of support, we are committed to improving the health of the community, one person at a time.  Sunshine Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services.  For more information about Sunshine Health, please visit us on the Web at www.sunshinehealth.com.

About the Orange Bowl
The Orange Bowl is a 350-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. The Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Discover Orange Bowl on December 31, 2014. Other Orange Bowl core events include the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Orange Bowl Swim Classic, Orange Bowl Paddle Championships and the Orange Bowl Health and Wellness Fair present by Sunshine Health. For more information on the 2014-15 Orange Bowl events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread, log on to www.orangebowl.com.

Contact: Beth Nunnally
VP, External Relations
Phone: (850) 510-9371

SOURCE Sunshine Health

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