Pediatric Patients Joyfully Celebrate Spring Courtesy of Children’s Obesity Fund and its founders Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi

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Children’s Obesity Fund is supporting Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Spring Community Day celebration on April 15, 2014. The quarterly event provides the hospital’s pediatric patients and their families an opportunity to enjoy various activities, crafts and toys, diverting their attention from their health issues for a happy afternoon.

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We are proud to partner with Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, and to be a part of helping to lift the spirits and restore the health of these treasured young ones.

The date is set for Luke’s Pride Spring Community Day celebration at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and once again, Children’s Obesity Fund founded by the Omidi brothers is a participant. The quarterly celebration, scheduled for April 15, 2014, is an opportunity for the hospital’s community of supporters and local neighbors to come together and bring fun and joy to the patients and their families.

“The Omidi family and our charity are dedicated to helping America’s young people lead happy, active, and healthy lives. This event has come to be a favorite of ours as it gives us great joy to help bring smiles to the faces of the children and adolescents who are suffering with serious illness or injury,” says Children’s Obesity Fund cofounder, Dr. Michael Omidi. “We are proud to partner with Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, and to be a part of helping to lift the spirits and restore the health of these treasured young ones.”

The Spring Community Day will be held at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital on April 15, 2014 from 12:30-4:00 pm. Hospital staff will bring the young patients and their families outside to the hospital parking lot to enjoy games, crafts, face painters, and many other fun activities. Children’s Obesity Fund’s contribution to the fun will be a fishing game for the children with prizes that encourage healthy and active lifestyles. The fishing game will also convey the health benefits to children and parents of including fish, a low fat and high protein meal choice in a well-balanced diet. Event participants include Niagara Water, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor, Arrowhead Credit Union, University of California Riverside Men’s Basketball Team, Happy Hats for Kids and more.

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.

For more than 20 years, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital ( has served as the Inland Empire’s only children’s hospital. One of the busiest children’s hospitals in California, it serves nearly 1.2 million young people in the four county area of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, and Mono. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital has 348 beds dedicated just for kids, and includes a Level One Trauma Center.. Every year, the skilled hospital staff treats nearly 15,000 young patients during overnight stays and nearly 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 ( 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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