On Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM, the Third Annual Health Summit will be held at the Jackie Robinson Center located at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Blvd, Pasadena, CA. The event is focused on providing tests and screenings for a variety of diseases that impact our community. Historically, the black community is a small portion of the overall population that gets diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more, but we are the highest percentage that dies from these diseases. Lack of access to early testing is a high cause for this result. This event is focused on bringing testing and preventative measures into the community and makes it easy for everyone to participate. Everything is FREE!
One of the tests that will be available is a FREE mammogram. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, asian/pacific islander, and american indian/alaska native women. This is preventable by getting tested. For the mammograms, you must register in advance and qualify for the free mammogram. Qualifications for the free mammogram are: 50+ yrs old, enrolled in PC, received a free mammogram in the past, be a CA resident, female, low income, no insurance, & last mammogram 1+ yrs ago. Go to aka-elo.org to sign-up, and call 626.475.7710 with any questions. Give yourself a fighting chance, get your mammogram now!
This event is being brought to you by the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., AIDS Service Center, Gilead Sciences, City of Hope, D'Veal Family and Youth Services, and the City of Pasadena Department of Public Health.
Founded in 1908, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) is the oldest and first Greek-lettered organization established by african american college-educated women. AKA's membership is comprised of 260,000 distinguished women in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States and abroad who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and who are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Attorney Carolyn House Stewart is the 28th International president and will serve from 2010 - 2014. Her administration's theme is "Global Leadership Through Timeless Service." For more information, log on to www.aka1908.com. Dr. LaVern S. Tarkington is the 23rd Far Western Regional director. For more information on the Far Western Region, log on to www.akafarwest.com.