Healthfirst Sponsors WBLS-FM the 10th Annual 2014 Circle of Sisters Expo

Presenting the “The Healthfirst Culinary Corner”

NEW YORK, NY, October 1, 2014 – Healthfirst is sponsoring the WBLS-FM 2014 Circle of Sisters Expo held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City (655 West 34th Street) from October 4-5. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the annual two-day event is New York’s largest expo for women of color featuring a host of speakers, authors, seminars, R&B and gospel concerts and more than 200 exhibitors.
This year, Healthfirst is the presenting sponsor of the Expo’s Culinary Corner. Twelve celebrity chefs will grace the Culinary Corner stage, demonstrating their cooking techniques, offering tips for healthy eating and easy recipe preparation, and provide delicious samples of their famous dishes. Healthfirst corporate partners, celebrity chefs Jeffrey K. Vaden (Food Network Star: Season 4) and Elsie Ramos (Hell’s Kitchen: Season 1), are among the featured chefs. Chef Nikki Shaw, host of the hit show, Today’s Flavor, on WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM, serves as the Culinary Corner emcee.
During the Expo, visitors at Healthfirst exhibit hall booths #521 and #1000 will receive important health education materials, meet celebrity chefs Jeffrey K. Vaden and Elsie Ramos, and enjoy free massages. Free face painting for children and giveaways will also be available.
“Healthfirst is proud to partner with WBLS-FM to sponsor the Culinary Corner and bring this important event to the New York City area for its tenth year for women of color to get together over two days for empowerment sessions, networking and learning healthy living tips,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst VP of External Affairs. “Marking this milestone, we are honored present our corporate partners and host booth activities for the entire family to enjoy.”
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