The L.A. Derby Doll (LADD), in partnership with St. Vincent's Hospital, the Red Cross, and L.A. City Council Member Eric Garcetti’s office, will be hosting their annual free health fair on August 21, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1910 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The health fair and services provided are open to all local residents.
“It is part of the mission of the Derby Dolls to help improve the lives of our community,” said Rebecca “Demolicious” Ninburg, co-founder of LADD. “Since the need for medical care is at a critical level and we have the ability to house numerous vendors and mobile units who are offering free and low cost services to the community, we feel that the free health fair is absolutely necessary and can benefit many in the community."
The health fair will provide traditional and holistic medical services including health screenings, mammograms, Medi-Cal enrollment assistance, massage therapy and alternative health workshops. Nutrition and disease prevention information will also be available.
Participating providers will include AIDS Project LA, Mobile Mammography Screening Inc., Western Dental, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry, Planned Parenthood, and much more. Free food and refreshments will be provided.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2008 46.3 million Americans were without health care coverage. In Los Angeles alone, the unemployment rate is 13.5, which is a major contributing factor for the lack of healthcare coverage.
The Los Angeles Derby Dolls are Southern California's premiere all-female banked track roller derby league, featuring five fierce teams and an impressive 150 skaters and volunteers. After skating, their primary goal is bettering the Los Angeles community through service and volunteerism.
For more information see their website: www.derbydolls.com/la