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60 Seconds on South Bay

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This week’s 60 Seconds on South Bay is sponsored by The Floor Store.

Upcoming Community Events

Pacific Outreach Health Fair
Bring your family to the Pacific Outreach Health Fair in San Jose, providing the San Jose community with health education and free health screenings such as cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and much more performed by pharmacy school students and other healthcare professionals. Pacific Outreach Health Fair will take place on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at the Vietnamese American Community Center, 2072 Lucretia Ave, San Jose, CA 95122 from 9:30am – 3pm. Please visit www.uopvncares.org to learn more!

Viva Parks Downtown
Have some fun in the park downtown this summer, thanks to “Viva Parks Downtown”!  This summer, St. James Park and Plaza de Cesar Chavez will be activated with free activites for kids and adults, including lunchtime games in the park, Sunset Thursdays with live music, Finally Fridays with food trucks, live music and even a beer garden, All City Brunch Sundays, and Sunset/Sunrise Yoga! Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/placemaking to learn more about Viva Parks Downtown.

Santa Clara County WIC
Eating well during pregnancy is extremely important for the growth and development of your baby.  Santa Clara County WIC knows this and wants to help.   WIC is the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program.  WIC provides nutrition tips, breastfeeding assistance, checks to buy healthy foods, and referrals to health care and community services.  Low to medium income families living in California, including working and migrant families may qualify.  If you are pregnant, just had a baby, or have children under 5 years old, call Santa Clara County WIC today at (408) 792-5101. Give your baby a healthy start!

 

This week’s featured 60 Seconds on South Bay interviews

Here’s Your Fun Family Fourth
Every 4th of July, San Jose District Ten Council member Johnny Khamis throws a huge party along Almaden Lake Park! It’s a family-friendly 4th of July celebration, with no alcohol, but plenty of fun! There’s live music, food trucks, all-American fun, and an amazing fireworks display that evening! Hear all about the South Bay’s biggest patriotic party from Johnny himself!

A Scholarship for Life
If you know, or are a student, age 17-24, here’s a college scholarship opportunity that offers more than cash! The California State Scholarship Competition can change a student’s life! Besides awards of $15,000, Youth Focus, Inc offers a week long workshop to help learn leadership and team-building skills! It’s designed for young people who want to do more for their community as well as themselves! Listen and learn about the competition from a young woman who came up through the program herself, Kristina Stamper!

This is Using Your Brain!
A few years ago, shortly after moving to the Bay Area, Laura Kwist began having horrible headaches. Doctors conducted dozens of tests before discovering she had a brain tumor and needed surgery immediately! While she was recovering from her successful surgery, Laura found out about the Brain Tumor Society and the good they do for brain tumor patients all over America. She decided to become a volunteer, and she came to talk about that work helping others like her and the annual Brain Tumor Walk, set for Sunday, June 24th at San Francisco’s Crissy Field. You can learn more at www.braintumor.org, or just listen to Laura’s story here.

Hunger Hurts Us All
Loaves & Fishes CEO Gisela Bushey talked about the people Loaves & Fishes feeds every year – over 400,000 nutritious meals to seniors, shut-ins and others in need! She also discussed the fundraising efforts involved in feeding so many people, and the challenges Loaves & Fishes faces in costly Silicon Valley.  Hunger is a huge problem for so many of us – listen to Loaves & Fishes’ solution to the problem for thousands.

At Home With Kidney Disease
Kidney disease is hard on everyone: for years, family members needed to step up to take patients to treatments, which take hours, and patients needed to take off work to get the help they needed to stay alive. That’s the way it was for people with kidney disease, Kidney Disease Director of Dialysis Education Joanna Lee Newman discusses Satellite Healthcare’s breakthrough in kidney dialysis treatment, led by Dr. Norman Coplon in the 1970’s, when he put in action his vision for providing at-home healthcare services for kidney dialysis patients. Dr. Coplon and Satellite Healthcare, together with the National Kidney Foundation, have changed the lives of patients with kidney disease. Hear the story here!

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