“Free” Anaheim Health Fair provide services to over
SECOND ANNUAL “FREE”
ANAHEIM HEALTH FAIR ONCE AGAIN SUCCEEDS IN ENCOURAGING HEALTHY
LIVING AND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE SERVICES THANKS TO ONGOING COLLABORATIVE
ANAHEIM, Calif.- April 7, 2008
Anaheim, CA – When the idea of bringing a “free”
health fair to the City of Anaheim was proposed to Anaheim City
Councilman Harry Sidhu by Pravin Mody of Anaheim based GBS Linens
and Dr. Nitin Shah in association with Anekant Community Center,
a wonderful equal partnership was formed. For the second year in
a row, the City of Anaheim continued its efforts to encourage healthy
living through this collaboration by hosting the Second “Annual”
Anaheim Health Fair held on Sunday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special thanks must be given to the following individuals, organizations,
and sponsors who joined together in equal partnership to make the
Second Annual “Free” Anaheim Health Fair such a wonderful
community event providing services to over 500 individuals: (1)
Anaheim City Council Member Harry Sidhu, with leadership support
from Mayor Curt Pringle, City Council Members Lucille Kring and
Lorri Galloway, and Mayor Pro Tem Bob Hernandez; (2) Dr. Nitin Shah,
Anekant Community Center, and the over 70 Indo-American doctors
who donated their medical services; (3) Pravin Mody of GBS Linens;
(4) The City of Anaheim and all of its dedicated, hardworking staff,
especially, those in the Community Services Department, City Manager’s
Office – External Affairs Division, Office of the Mayor and
City Council staff members, and Anaheim Public Utilities Department;
and, (5) The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce staff and board members.
Elected officials attending the Second Annual “Free”
Anaheim Health Fair on Sunday, April 6, 2008 included Anaheim City
Council Member Harry Sidhu and Council Member Lucille Kring; and
City of Stanton Mayor Pro Tem, Al Ethans, along with his wife Mavis.
Anaheim Health Fair Sponsors included the following: GBS Linens
as “Grand Sponsor;” Disneyland Resort;Turner Construction
Company; Anaheim Hills Clubhouse; The Gas Company; Anaheim Disposal;The
Anaheim Family YMCA; Care Ambulance. Anaheim Health Fair In-Kind
Donors included the following: Freeman Decorating Company; Sally
Ann Catering; Aramark; Thomasville; Bagel Me; Costco; Vons; Yellow
Cab of North Orange County; Kaiser Permanente; and City of Anaheim
And, lastly, but far from least, special thanks must be given to
the over 100 volunteers – many from the Cerritos College “Project
Hope” group, who donated their time and efforts in the true
spirit of community service.
“How honored we are in the City of Anaheim to have partners
like Pravin Mody, Dr. Shah, and Anekant Community Center to make
this event a reality again in our great city,” said Councilman
and 33rd State Senate District Candidate Harry Sidhu. “This
is now an annual event giving an opportunity to all who attend to
have access to healthcare services ensuring the highest quality
TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL FREE HEALTH FAIR ON APRIL 2008
The fair is part of an initiative that was introduced
NRI Harry Sidhu, Council Member
Sunday, April 6, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif.- April 2, 2008
The City of Anaheim continues its efforts to encourage healthy
living by collaborating with the Anekant Community Center and GBS
Linens to host a free health fair at the Brookhurst Community Center,
Sunday, April 6, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Specialists from various fields of medicine will be available for
free consultations and advice including:
- Blood pressure
- Glucose readings to eye and dental exams.
- Allergy screenings
- Cholesterol readings
- Gynecological services for those who qualify
The City is pleased to be holding the health fair for the second
year in a row. The fair is part of an initiative that was
introduced by Anaheim
City Council Member Harry Sidhu, P.E.
Councilman Hary Sidhu said:
- It is my goal to ensure that every member of our community has
equal access to healthcare services.
- The Health Fair gives us an opportunity to offer all Anaheim
residents the highest quality of life. With the success of last
year’s event, we are confident that the Annual Health Fair
will become a great tradition in the City of Anaheim.”
The Brookhurst Community Center is located at 2271 Crescent Ave.
in Anaheim. A shuttle service will be available at designated locations
throughout Anaheim for those interested in transportation to the
Brookhurst Community Center. Translators will also be at the Health
Fair to assist those who may need their services. For general information
regarding the Health Fair, or for transportation information, including
shuttle stops and pick-up times, please call (714) 765-5191. For
medical related questions, please call (562) 244-9035.
The City of Anaheim is one of the nation’s premier municipalities
and California’s 10th most populous city. Anaheim covers 50
square miles with more than 345,500 residents and 2,047 City employees.
The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.363 billion.
Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such
as CKE Restaurants, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and
Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises including the Stanley
Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks, Angels Baseball, Anaheim Arsenal, and
the USA Men’s National Volleyball team call Anaheim home.
Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues
with the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest on the west coast,
Honda Center, The Grove of Anaheim and Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly
making it the world’s celebration destination. For more information,
please visit www.anaheim.net.