Children’s Obesity Fund and the Omidi Family Helps Bring Smiles to Patients of Children’s Hospital

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The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund and its cofounders Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi are pleased to cosponsor the Fall Community Day at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. The November 14, 2013 event benefited the young patients of the hospital, providing fun activities and games to reintroduce joy into their lives and distract them from their illness.

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We are proud to align our charity with the hospital and are glad to be able to help its young patients and their families.

On a quarterly basis, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital hosts a Community Day for its patients and their families to celebrate the season. Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi and their charity the Children’s Obesity Fund are proud to cosponsor the hospital’s Fall Community Day on November 14, 2013. The fun-filled event is designed to put big smiles on the faces of the facility’s young patients.

“Children’s Obesity Fund was founded to teach young people how to care of themselves and lead healthy, active, happy lives. It is our pleasure to bring fun and joy to these young people stricken with serious illnesses and injuries,” says the charity’s cofounder Michael Omidi. “Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital does such great work to minister to the children of our community and restore them to health. We are proud to align our charity with the hospital and are glad to be able to help its young patients and their families.”

The Fall Community Day was held at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital on November 14, 2013. Hospital staff brought about 20 children and their families to the hospital parking lot where they enjoyed inflatable carnival games courtesy of Party Pals, nutritional education games provided by Trader Joe’s in Redlands, costumed face painters from Party Princess Productions and many other fun activities.

The quarterly Community Day Program is coordinated by supporters of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, known as Luke’s Pride members. These valued professionals, community partners and friends are the hospital’s partners in transforming the lives of children and delivering on the promise of a healthier future.

This year, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (http://www.lomalindakids.org) celebrates its 20th year as the Inland Empire’s only children’s hospital. It is one of the busiest children’s hospitals in California, serving nearly 1.2 million young people in the four county area of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, and Mono. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is a Level One Trauma Center with more than 275 beds just for kids. Every year, the skilled hospital staff treats more than 15,000 young patients during overnight stays and over 160,000 children who come in for ambulatory care. The facility has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the world, provides specialized medical treatment for pediatric cancer patients, and is a pioneering heart transplantation center.

Cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, the Children’s Obesity Fund (http://www.childrensobesityfund.org) hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook as well as Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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