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Learn Your Status and Have Fun at Health Summit 2012

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Fifth Annual Health Summit will be held at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Blvd, Pasadena, CA. This family event has something for everyone! While you're taking advantage of the FREE tests and screenings, your children can enjoy games and contests in Kidz Zone. When you're ready to revisit your childhood, take your turn at Double Dutch! If this sounds too strenuous, join us at 10:15 a.m. in the auditorium for a workout that can be done by everyone! One of the goals of the day is to keep you moving so you can also join us in the parking lot at 12:30 p.m. to get your Wobble, your Cupid Shuffle and your Slide on!

During the day, you can also visit the Wii Fit Station to play different games. If you hang around until the end of the day, you could be the lucky winner of a Nintendo Wii courtesy of the Pasadena Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Other prizes will also be raffled throughout the day.

In between moving, 'Take Control of Your Health Destiny' by taking advantage of the FREE tests and screenings for a variety of diseases that impact our community. Some of the FREE services to be offered are Mammograms, HIV Tests, Dental Screenings, Kidney Disease Screenings, Eye Tests, Mental Health Screenings, Diabetes Screenings, flue shots and more. Please sign up in advance for your FREE Mammogram by going to aka-elo.org and click on 'Our Community'.

While you're at Health Summit 2012, stop by the many vendor tables so you can learn more about heart disease, nutrition, healthy cooking, mental health, Eastern medicine alternatives, types of breast cancer and more. Do you have health questions that you've always wanted to ask your doctor, but didn't? Come to the Health Summit and visit 'Ask the Pharmacist' to get those questions answered!

To be inspired, get your seat in the auditorium by 11:00 a.m. where Pastor Lucious Smith from Friendship Baptist Church will be speaking on 'Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit.' He will be sharing his story with everyone in attendance. We look forward to everyone coming out to Health Summit 2012 where you will truly be able to 'Take Control of Your Health Destiny.'

The Premiere Sponsor for this event is Kaiser Permanente. Additional sponsors for this event are the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., AIDS Service Center, Edwin's Prescription Pharmacy, City of Hope, Mingle & Plei, Nestlé ® USA, Kaiser Federal Bank, D'Veal Family and Youth Services and The Pasadena Journal. Partners for Health Summit 2012 are the Office of Senator Carol Liu, Office of Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, Council Member Jacque Robinson, Council Member Chris Holden, Families 4 Life, Inc., KJLH Radio Station, USC School of Pharmacy, The City of Pasadena and The Pasadena Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc.

[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. The Far Western Region consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. For more information on the Far Western Region, log on to www.akafarwest.com.]

 

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