On Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Sixth Annual Health Summit will be held at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Blvd, Pasadena, CA. The event is focused on providing FREE tests and screenings for a variety of diseases that impact our community.
Once again, FREE Mammograms will be available. The facts are:
- African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other ethnicity.
- Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among Latino women.
- Breast Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/ Alaska Native women.
For this reason, FREE Mammograms are being offered at the Annual Health Summit. To take advantage of this service, sign up in advance of the event at aka-elo.org for a FREE Mammogram. Requirements for a FREE mammogram are: 40+ yrs old, no breast implants, eligible for a patient reimbursement program - CDP, Family Pact, private insurance, or grant. If you have Healthy Way LA, you should get a mammogram through that program. Otherwise, the fee is $80. We have secured limited funds to cover the $80 charge so go to aka-elo.org and click on 'Our Community' today! Please call 626.475.7710 with any questions. Give yourself a fighting chance, get your Mammogram now!
Health Summit 2013 is focused on bringing FREE testing and preventative screenings into the community. Some of the FREE services to be offered are HIV Tests, Dental Screenings, Kidney Disease Screenings, Eye Exams, Hearing Tests and much more. Over the next few weeks, please look for more information on this event that has something for the whole family – Healthy Food, Healthy You Village, Kidz Zone, Raffle Prizes, Line Dancing, a workout routine for all ages, and much more.
The Premier 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, Simplicity Bank, Pasadena Journal, Walking for Mommies and D'Veal Family & Youth Services. Partners for Health Summit 2013 are Office of Senator Carol Liu, Office of Assemblymember Chris Holden, Council Members Jacque Robinson & John Kennedy, KJLH Radio Station, USC Pharmacy School, City of Pasadena, the Pasadena Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. & The Links, Inc., First AME Church Pasadena and the Pasadena YWCA.
[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.]