Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus Hosts Sickle Cell Patient Fair

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The public is invited to the no-cost event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Tom and Vi Zapara Rehabilitation Pavilion, Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus, 25333 Barton Rd., Loma Linda, Calif. 92354.

The public is invited to the Sickle Cell Patient Fair on Sunday, Sept. 21, hosted by Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus.

The free event is from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Tom and Vi Zapara Rehabilitation Pavilion, Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus, 25333 Barton Rd., Loma Linda, Calif. 92354.

“The Sickle Cell Patient Fair is a celebration of life. It is a fair that celebrates the ability of the human spirit to overcome illness and live life whole,” said Dr. Ron Brathwaite, family care physician at Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus and organizer of the event.

“We are having the fair to celebrate life and all of its possibilities despite the challenge of chronic illness,” he said.

The fair will feature healthy cooking demonstrations, exercise demonstrations, live music, and other activities. Starletta Simmons, founder and president of Sickle Cell Foundation of Orange County and the mother of two children with Sickle Cell Disease, is the special guest speaker at the event.

For more information, call: 909-558-6384.

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About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 800 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."

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