Healthfirst and CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund Announce the Jade Star 2015 Annual Karaoke Contest

NEW YORK, NY, – Healthfirst and CAMS CAIPA Community Service Fund proudly announce the kick-off of the Jade Star 2015 Annual Karaoke Contest.

This year marks the 9th anniversary of this popular event, which has become an annual celebration among the Asian community. Seniors in the community showcase their singing talents and are the centerpiece of this star-studded evening full of excitement and entertainment.

“We love teaming up with CAMS CAIPA Community Service Fund to present the annual Jade Star Karaoke Contest,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of Community Engagement. “We are always amazed at the tremendous talent of the seniors who participate and are pleased to provide residents of the Chinatown community with this special outlet for creative expression.”

The Jade Star 2015 Annual Karaoke Contest features two singing categories: Pop and Classical. The three top winners will receive a grand prize of $600, $400, $300, respectively. Contestants must be age 55 or older and a resident of 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 September 8, followed by the Grand Finale scheduled for October 16 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 located at 28 E. Broadway, 5th Fl.; 128 Mott Street, Room 407 in Chinatown; 41-60 Main Street, Room 311 in Flushing; and, 5324 7th Avenue in Brooklyn. The office hours are daily from 9am–5:30pm. Special thanks to Lin Sing Association and Chinese American Restaurant Service Association for making this event possible.

About Healthfirst

Healthfirst® is a unique, not-for-profit health benefits company sponsored by some of the most prestigious and nationally recognized hospitals and medical centers in New York. Our mission is to provide quality healthcare coverage to individuals and families in our New York service areas. We serve more than one million members throughout New York City and in Long Island. Established in 1993, Healthfirst has a unique, hospital-sponsored model that strives to achieve quality outcomes and member satisfaction through collaboration with its large provider network and community organizations. We offer a selection of free and low-cost health insurance options for individuals and families at every stage of life. These options include government-sponsored health plans such as Child Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Advantage, and Managed Long Term Care, as well as commercial health plans such as Healthfirst Leaf Plans and Qualified Health Plans, offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace.

For more information on Healthfirst, visit www.healthfirst.org.

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

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

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