FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2010
Contact: James Bolden, 213-200-5314
Jackie Quintanilla, RAM/LA 323-202-1053
SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS TEAMS WITH REMOTE AREA MEDICAL TO ANNOUNCE
RETURN OF MEGA FREE RAM/LA MEDICAL CLINIC AT L.A. SPORTS ARENA
Last year, more than 6,300 people were treated at the Forum in
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical® (RAM), a nonprofit volunteer organization that offers free health, dental and vision care to needy populations in the United States and underdeveloped countries; A&M Records co-founder, Jerry Moss; Los Angeles Coliseum Commission President Barry Sanders; and (invited), Assembly Speaker Emeritus, Karen Bass.
An announcement on the floor of the Los Angeles Sports Arena about the return of “RAM/LA,” which last year provided approximately 14,500 services to more than 6,300 patients in the span of one week. The second annual free health clinic will be held April 25 to May 3 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
This year’s week-long event is expected to be even bigger, reinforcing the need for national health reform
RAM/LA will again provide free health care services to those who are uninsured, underinsured or unemployed -- without cost to the patient, taxpayers, or the government. In addition to the immediate care provided during the free clinic, there will also be a strong emphasis on health education, prevention, and self-care.
In anticipation of an even greater turnout this year, the group will issue a call for volunteers to serve those who visit the clinic. In addition to professionally trained medical specialists, RAM/LA needs non-medical volunteers to help register patients, manage patient flow and assist professional staff.
Wednesday, March 24, at 1 p.m.
The floor of the Los Angeles Sports Arena,
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