|[August 07, 2014]
TexanPlus® Champions Begins Online Voting
HOUSTON & BEAUMONT, Texas --(Business Wire)--
TexanPlus, a local Medicare Advantage health plan, in collaboration with
the Houston Astros, announced today that online voting is under way for
the TexanPlus Grand Champion. TexanPlus created TexanPlus Champions to
honor individuals who help older adults live a healthier and happier
The community can vote daily at www.TexanPlusChampions.com
for the TexanPlus Champion story most worthy of being named the
TexanPlus Grand Champion. Online voting runs through September 12, 2014.
TexanPlus will donate $25,000 to the winner's charity of choice based on
the number of online votes received.
"We are very proud of the work being done by this year's TexanPlus
Champions," said Erin Page, president of TexanPlus. "We are delighted to
be honoring each finalist at five upcoming Houston Astros games. We are
asking the local community to read their personal stories and vote for
one Grand Champion."
TexanPlus Champions are your neighbors, your friends, your colleagues.
They are Southeast Texas residents who are an example of how one person
can make a difference in the lives of older adults. The competition is a
way to recognize people who share TexanPlus' goals of improving quality
of life and maximizing access to services for seniors and people with
Each TexanPlus Champion is featured on www.TexanPlusChampions.com
where their stories are told. Then, through word-of-mouth attention and
public awareness, TexanPlus is asking people to vote for a Grand
Campion winner. The recognized individuals and their designated
charities also are reaching out to ask for votes.
Meet the Five TexanPlus Champions:
Connie Assiff - Connie was her grandmother's personal care
giver as she struggled with Alzheimer's disease. Now, she educates,
advocates and participates in various roles related to Alzheimer's
awareness and support.
Connie's Designated Charity:
Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter
Eronia "Taggy" Hall - Ms. Taggy is an advocate and implementer
for public improvement projects around Galena Park, and she also leads
seniors aerobics classes and plans activities for seniors such as
monthly luncheons, trips and social gatherings.
Designated Charity: Precinct2gether, Inc.
Christina LeDoux - Christina uses her business acumen to find
efficiencies, develop new ideas and inspire those around her to
support Interfaith Ministries and its Meals on Wheels program.
Designated Charity: Interfaith Ministries' Meals on Wheels
Jane Pratka - Jane keeps Crosby area seniors young at heart!
She teaches dance and sings in a choir and performs multiple times
each month for senior audiences.
Jane's Designated Charity:
Crosby Advisory Council, Crosby Community Center
Beth Statesir - Beth leads a team of volunteers at the
Gathering Place, a program providing support to seniors that she
started at her church, in partnership with Interfaith CarePartners®.
Designated Charity: Interfaith CarePartners®, Gathering
The TexanPlus Champions full stories can be read at www.TexanPlusChampions.com
or watch their videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgjPoMW1wKL8FVrkjGyaACw.
The TexanPlus Champion that collects the most votes will be named the
TexanPlus Grand Champion. She will throw out the first pitch at the
September 20 Houston Astros game and present a $25,000 donation to her
chosen charitable organization. Again, voting is open at www.TexanPlusChampions.com
and closes September 12, 2014.
About TexanPlus and Universal American:
TexanPlus, part of the Universal American family of healthcare
companies, specializes in Medicare Advantage plans. The goal of our
plans is to help our members stay active, live healthy and be
independent. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with healthcare
professionals in order to reduce healthcare costs and improve the health
and well-being of those we serve.
For more information about TexanPlus and Universal American please visit
our website at www.UniversalAmerican.com.
TexanPlus is a proud sponsor of the Houston Astros.
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