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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) and the office of the 62nd Assemblywoman Autumn Burke cordially invite you to “Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice” Town Hall Forum being held at Lennox Middle School (11033 Buford Ave Lennox, CA 90304) on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 from 11am-3pm.
African American and Latino communities have the highest rates of high blood pressure and Diabetes 1 & 2 in L.A County. We want our families to be knowledgeable and empowered to change these outcomes by pushing for healthier options in their communities. Let's come together and discuss how we all can be a part of the solution.
Community members will enjoy a panel discussion on health equity and a catered light lunch, followed by a forum to learn about some of the resources available to them. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke. Our hope is that community members walk away prepared to create change. The first 50 participants will also receive a free Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) bag of locally grown produce provided by SJLI.
 
This is also National Cancer Prevention Month. Above is a Cancer Prevention graphic from http://www.maacenter.orgThe Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center spreads awareness and has information about Mesothelioma, which is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Many other cancers can be prevented too. Staying healthy with some good food and exercise, along with checking to make sure your home is free of toxins and other harmful substances can help as well.
 
Let's all strive to be aware and healthy.
 
Ingrid Cheng

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