“Carnaval de Salud: Goza la Vida”
A family friendly carnival event for Hispanic families to learn more about healthy living and cancer. There will be carnival activities (game booths, prizes, face painting, refreshments) as well as a presentation on cancer for the adults while the kids enjoy a program about healthy living.
Saturday, July 15, 2006 10am-1pm
Calumet Community Center
321A Calumet Ave
Dallas, Texas 75211
Tina May-Garcia – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society North Texas Chapter Executive Director
Pam Carnevale – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society North Texas Chapter Patient Services Manager
Juanita Miramontes – Calumet Community Center Executive Director
Dr. Jairo Olivarez, MD – Texas Oncology, P.A. Bilingual Oncologist
Juan Carlos Reynoso – City of Irving Public Health Educator/Investigator
Tony Garcia – Blood cancer survivor
Frances Villafane – American Cancer Society Community Manager for Health Initiatives
BACKGROUND: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be hosting a health fair, Carnaval de Salud: Goza la Vida on July 15, 2006. We would like to help make healthcare more easily accessible for the Hispanic community. The carnival will include fun, family friendly activities while providing health information for the whole family. The adults will be able to listen to a cancer awareness presentation while the kids enjoy learning about healthy living. Some of the different organizations participating include the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, Gilda’s Club, Parkland Hospital, the Hispanic Nurse Association, All Smiles Dental Center, the Calumet Community Center, Bank of America, Zero Pains Clinic and the Public Health and Environmental Services of the City of Irving.
For more information please contact The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society North Texas Chapter
at (972) 354-8315 or visit www.lls.org/ntx.