Healthfirst and CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund Announce the 2017 Jade Star Karaoke Contest

NEW YORK, NY, July 31, 2017 – Healthfirst and CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund proudly present the annual Jade Star Karaoke Contest. The event will kick off with a press conference on Monday, August 7 at the Lin Sing Association.

This year marks the 11th anniversary of this signature event, which has become a highly anticipated celebration. The seniors showcase their dynamic singing talents and are the main attractions at this entertaining evening that fosters community camaraderie.

“Healthfirst has a longstanding commitment to our members, their families, and the Chinatown community. We are thrilled to partner again with CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund to offer this unique experience and an outlet for healthy, creative expression,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst’s Vice President of Community Engagement.

The 2017 Jade Star Karaoke Contest features two categories: Green and White Jade. The top three finishers will receive a grand prize of $600, $400, and $300, respectively. Contestants must be age 55 or older and a resident of New York to be eligible to participate. All songs will be performed in Cantonese or Mandarin.

Registration forms are available at more than 50 locations, including community associations, senior centers, pharmacies, hospitals, and Healthfirst community offices. Contest registration is open until August 16, 2017. The Grand Finale, expected to attract more than 1,000 guests, is scheduled for October 6 at Jing Fong Restaurant.

To find out more, please visit the Healthfirst community offices at 28 East Broadway, 5th Floor; 128 Mott Street, Room 407 (in Chinatown); 37-02 Main Street (Office hours 10am to 6:30pm daily); 41-60 Main Street, Rooms 201 and 311 (in Flushing); and 5324 7th Avenue (in Brooklyn). Office hours are from 9am to 5:30pm daily.

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

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About Healthfirst

Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves more than 1.2 million members in downstate New York. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans. Healthfirst Leaf Qualified Health Plans and the Healthfirst Essential Plan are offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Beginning in 2017, Healthfirst offers Healthfirst Pro and Pro Plus, Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans for small-business owners and their employees, and Healthfirst Total, an EPO for individuals.

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 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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