Northwell Health talent competition raises funds for veterans

One of the 2017 Health to Hollywood finale performers.

The fifth annual Health to Hollywood competition, which featured talented Northwell Health employees and community members, donated all proceeds raised to veterans’ services.

This year’s winner is singer Jermaine Jacobs, an employee at South Oaks Hospital in Amityville. Sirece Pierre Thomas and Amanda Holliday placed second and third, respectively. Ms. Thomas is the daughter of a Northwell Health employee and Ms. Holliday was last year’s Health to Hollywood winner.

“This year’s Health to Hollywood competition was an amazing success; the talent who came out, as usual, blew everyone away,” said Edward Fraser, vice president of Northwell Health’s community relations and organizer of the event. “It was great to see Northwell Health’s employees and the community coming together to celebrate local talent and raise money for veterans.”

Health to Hollywood is a three-week talent competition, which culminated on August 3, that is organized by Northwell Health’s Eastern Region community relations team and held at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore. The finale was sold out.

The $15,000 raised, which was the fundraising goal for the event, will go toward Northwell Health’s sponsorship of the United Veterans Beacon House and The Rosen Family Wellness Center’s family barbeque in Bay Shore.

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