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Pediatric Patients Joyfully Celebrate Spring Courtesy of Childrens Obesity Fund and its founders Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi(March 19, 2014)
(PRWEB) March 19, 2014
The date is set for Lukes Pride Spring Community Day celebration at Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital and once again, Childrens Obesity Fund founded by the Omidi brothers is a participant. The quarterly celebration, scheduled for April 15, 2014, is an opportunity for the hospitals 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 Americas 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 Childrens Obesity Fund cofounder, Dr. Michael Omidi. We are proud to partner with Loma Linda University Childrens 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 Childrens 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. Childrens Obesity Funds 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, Farrells Ice Cream Parlor, Arrowhead Credit Union, University of California Riverside Mens Basketball Team, Happy Hats for Kids and more.
The quarterly Community Day Program is coordinated by supporters of Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital, known as Lukes Pride members. These valued professionals, community partners and friends are the hospitals partners in transforming the lives of children and delivering on the promise of a healthier future.
For more than 20 years, Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital (http://www.lomalindakids.org) has served as the Inland Empires only childrens hospital. One of the busiest childrens 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 Childrens 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 Childrens 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. Childrens 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. Childrens Obesity Fund is on Facebook as well as Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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