Healthfirst and CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund Announce the 2016 Jade Star Annual Karaoke Contest

NEW YORK, NY, August 24, 2016 – Healthfirst and CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund proudly announce the kick-off of the 2016 Jade Star Annual Karaoke Contest.

This year marks the 10th year of this popular event, which has become a highly anticipated celebration in the Asian-American community. Each year since 2007, seniors in the community are invited to showcase their singing talents and are the centerpiece of this star-studded evening full of excitement and entertainment.

“We are pleased to be celebrating the 10th Annual Jade Star Annual Karaoke Contest. Every year, we look forward to the tremendous display of talent and enthusiasm of the seniors that participate,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of Community Engagement. “We love partnering with CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund to offer a creative platform for the residents of Chinatown.”

The three top winners of the Jade Star Annual Karaoke Contest will receive a grand prize of $600, $400, and $300, respectively. Contestants must be age 55 or older and reside in New York to be eligible to participate.

Registration forms are available at more than 50 locations, including: community associations, senior centers, pharmacies, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and Healthfirst community sites. Contest registration is open until August 29. The Grand Finale is scheduled for October 7 at Jing Fong Restaurant in the Chinatown section of Lower Manhattan. More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the Grand Finale.

To find out more, please visit the Healthfirst Community Offices at 28 East Broadway, 5th Floor, or at 128 Mott Street, Room 407, both in Chinatown; 41-60 Main Street, Room 311, or at 37-02 Main Street, both in Flushing; or 5324 7th Avenue in Brooklyn. Office hours are 9am–5:30pm daily. Special thanks to Lin Sing Association and Fu Generation Foundation Inc. for making this event possible.

Brought to you by Healthfirst, Inc. and CAIPA. Competition prizes are generously funded by Fu Generation Foundation, Inc. One entry per person. No purchase required.

About Healthfirst

Healthfirst is a not-for-profit health insurance company sponsored by some of the most prestigious hospitals and healthcare systems in New York. It serves almost 1.2 million members in New York City and in Long Island through government-sponsored programs including Child Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Managed Long Term Care (Senior Health Partners), as well as through private health plans including Healthfirst Leaf and Qualified Health Plans, offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. It now offers The Essential Plan, lower-cost health plan options for qualifying individuals. For the second year in a row, Healthfirst is a 4-Star Medicare Advantage plan and has 5 Stars for quality on the NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace.

About Chinese American Independent Practice Association, Inc. (CAIPA)

Established in 1998, CAIPA is a provider network organization that offers residents of New York City, particularly Asian-Americans, a group of high-quality and cost-effective multispecialty doctors to help them manage their health and well-being. CAIPA has more than 700 members and affiliated professionals serving more than 300,000 residents in Asian-American communities.

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