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Grammy-Award Winning Gospel Duo, Mary Mary, at Health Partners’ Crazy Praise Dance Showcase Aug. 17

Mary-Mary-2012Health Partners’ Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair returns for its fourth year this Aug. 17, 2013, and this year’s headliner is Grammy-award winning Gospel duo, Mary Mary.  Sisters Erica and Tina Campbell are Mary Mary, and their sound mixes R&B, hip hop, dance, pop, gospel and jazz to send uplifting messages that are relatable to everyone.

“The Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair is our signature event,” said William S. George, President and CEO.  “We are delighted to be in our fourth year of this program and are planning a very special announcement for our community.”  While Mr. George wouldn’t reveal any details of that announcement just yet, he did say that it will be welcome news for the nearly 175,000 members that Health Partners serves, as well as the entire community.

The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees and will take place at The Baptist Worship Center at 4790 James Street in Philadelphia.  As part of the Crazy Praise Dance Showcase, some of Philadelphia finest praise dancers will be featured.  “We are always delighted to partner with Health Partners in this great effort to reach our members and the community to encourage them to maintain health and wellness in every area of their lives,” says Bishop Millicent Hunter, founder and senior pastor, The Baptist Worship Center. “This event always brings together many facets of our community and is always the highlight of the activities we have at the church each year.”

In addition, the Health Fair will offer complimentary health screenings, information on Health Partners’ Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and a variety of fun family activities like face painting, games, a children’s fun zone, giveaways and a special appearance by Health Partners mascot, Ms. Roo the Kangaroo.  Ticket holders who attend the Health Fair will receive priority seating for the Showcase performances.

“Mary Mary’s relatable message is what makes them the perfect addition to Crazy Praise,” says Tashyra Ayers, senior community relations specialist.  “We’ve designed the Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair with the community in mind.  Our goal is to inspire good health through dance and music and hope that people will not only enjoy the performances, family activities and health information that will be part of the day, but that they will also be motivated to take control of their own  and their loved ones health and wellness,” she said.

Here is the day’s schedule:

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Health Fair:                                         2 – 4 p.m.

Doors open for Showcase:           5 p.m.                   * PRIORITY SEATING FOR TICKET HOLDERS WHO ATTEND HEALTH FAIR *

Showcase Begins:                            6 p.m.

The Crazy Praise Dance Showcase and Health Fair is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry and are available beginning July 27.  For more information about tickets and the event, please call 215-991-4351 or email [email protected].

About Health Partners: Health Partners is a not-for-profit health plan serving nearly 170,000 members in the Greater Philadelphia region. Its HealthChoices Medicaid plan consistently ranks number one in the area for member satisfaction in an annual consumer survey and was the first plan in the nation to receive the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Multicultural Health Care Distinction. In 2009, the company launched KidzPartners, which provides free or low-cost health insurance to uninsured children and teens through CHIP, Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. Founded more than 25 years ago, Health Partners is one of the few hospital-owned health plans in the country and has received national recognition for its innovations in managed care. It has also been ranked a top place to work by national and regional publications. For more information about Health Partners, please visit

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