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Fidelis Care Partners with the New York Restoration Project

NEW YORK, June 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fidelis Care, a Statewide health plan with nearly 1.5 million members, announced today a partnership with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to support Green and Healthy NYC, a public health program created to promote health and wellness among New Yorkers. The partnership includes the support of five community gardens, one located in each New York City borough.
The following are Fidelis Care sponsored community gardens:

  • Curtis "50 Cent" Community Garden in Queens
  • Cooper Street Community Garden in Brooklyn
  • Riley Levin Community Garden in Manhattan
  • Bathgate Community Garden in the Bronx
  • Mount Olivet Presbyterian Garden in Staten Island

"Fidelis Care is committed to promoting healthier lifestyles for New Yorkers – especially in the neighborhoods where they live," said Chief Marketing Officer Pamela Hassen. "Through our partnership with the New York Restoration Project, we are encouraging local residents to enjoy the benefits of gardening and learn more about healthy nutrition together."
Fidelis Care plans to host a number of community events at the gardens for local New York City residents and Fidelis Care members. Among the events are nutrition workshops, gardening clinics, and garden restoration volunteer projects. Back-to-school events will also take place to promote gardening and nutrition education among children.

About Fidelis Care:
As the New York State Catholic Health Plan, Fidelis Care offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With nearly 1.5 million members Statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.
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CONTACT: Maria J. Ramirez, Public Relations Manager mramire2@fideliscare.org (718) 393-6360, c - (646) 771-4067

Source: Fidelis Care New York

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