Announcing St. John’s Health And Wellness Expo, Presented By Healthfirst

Free Event for Community Residents to Learn About Healthy Living

NEW YORK, NY, April 8, 2014 – Queens residents and others are invited to attend St. John’s Health and Wellness Expo, presented by Healthfirst, a free public event on Saturday, April 26 from 11:00am – 4:00pm. The event will take place at the St. John’s University Queens campus (8000 Utopia Parkway) on the grounds next to the soccer field, and will be held rain or shine.
This will be a day of fun activities including fitness activities, cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, and a youth basketball clinic hosted by the St. John’s. The fitness clinic will be held with fitness trainer, Leo Wright, of Leo Wright Fitness. Cooking demonstrations will be presented by celebrity Chef Jeffrey K. Vaden, formerly of The Food Network, and Lisa Suriano, founder and CEO of Veggiecation, who will hold a special cooking demonstration for kids.
“The Queens community is very important to us. Our partnership with St. John’s University enables us to provide essential resources to residents that empower them to achieve their goals for leading a healthier lifestyle,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of External Affairs. “Healthfirst is committed to keeping New Yorkers healthy. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Health and Wellness Expo this spring as they take a proactive step to take charge of their health and well-being.”
“St. John’s is proud to have a partner like Healthfirst join the Red Storm family,” said Erik Lowery, General Manager, St. John’s IMG Sports Marketing. “Our partnership with Healthfirst will be a major boost for our community service programs. We’re confident that the presence Healthfirst has in the community and their dedication to educating and providing accessible and affordable healthcare to New York City will result in a great partnership. We are excited to start working together to make a great impact in our surrounding neighborhoods.”
For more information about the St. John’s Health and Wellness Expo, presented by Healthfirst, please visit www.healthfirst.org.

About Healthfirst
Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization with more than 900,000 members of the diverse communities of downstate New York. We are ranked the #1 Quality Medicaid Plan in NYS. We treat our Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus, Medicare Advantage, and Managed Long Term Care members with the same care and attention we would want for our own families. We are also a proud participant in NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. For more information, visit the company’s websites at www.healthfirst.org and www.healthfirstnj.org.
Contact:
Laura Vialva
(212) 801-1451
Lvialva@healthfirst.org

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