“DMV” Outreach Health Festival:
A Delightful Day in the D.C. Area!
Susie's Cause was thrilled to host nearly 1,600 members of the local community on Saturday afternoon, October 15, at our Free “DMV” Outreach Health Festival at Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt, Maryland! Our foundation board member Dr. Mary Garza, assistant professor of behavioral and community health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, provided indispensable support for the festival; we couldn't have done it without her! Associate director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity, Dr. Garza made educational colorectal cancer announcements throughout the day in both English and Spanish.
Los Angeles Outreach Health Festival:
Fun—and Learning—in the Sun!
Held on Saturday, October 1, outside at the beautiful Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia, our Susie's Cause Free Los Angeles Outreach Health Festival engaged nearly 2,000 attendees from the local community on a gorgeous Southern California afternoon! It was an honor to have our festival co-host, Dr. Jacques Van Dam, director of the USC Digestive Health Center and an internationally recognized expert in therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy, on hand for informal “Ask the Doctor” sessions. Additional staff from Keck Medicine of USC, meanwhile, was there to offer free blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) health screenings, along with colorectal cancer education and informational materials and giveaways.
Louisville Outreach Health Festival:
Kentucky-Style Colon Cancer Education!
Our Susie's Cause Free Louisville Outreach Health Festival, held on Saturday, September 24, was a smash hit! Hosted at Jefferson Mall in southern Louisville, Kentucky, the festival attracted more than 1,400 residents of the local community. John Renfrow, lay health navigator—or, “liaison extraordinaire,” as we prefer to call him!—for our festival co-host, Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness, coordinated a slew of activities and services for the festival: colorectal cancer education and “Ask the GI Nurse Navigator”; free colorectal cancer screening kits designed for uninsured and underinsured populations; genetic counseling; a nutrition display with portion control tips; wonderful free blood pressure and glucose health screenings; amazing translators to connect with the area's large Hispanic community; a giant, magnificent, educational inflatable colon for festival visitors to walk through; and, in coordination with the Norton marketing team, our colorful, eye-catching festival flier!
5th Annual Charlotte Bohn Charm City Strongwoman Memorial Contest
Organized and hosted by FiveX3 Training, this annual Susie’s Cause fundraiser—held on Sunday, September 11, outside the gym’s Harbor East location in downtown Baltimore—raised more than $15,000! Owner Emily Socolinsky and crew ran a smooth, entertaining contest, and the support and camaraderie among the contestants, volunteers, and fans was strong, maybe the strongest part of the day. Okay, so the women lifting ridiculously heavy weights was really the strongest part of the day, but you get what we’re saying! Photographer Kate Frese is running a print sale of the photos she took at the contest, with part of the proceeds benefitting Susie’s Cause. Check out her photos here >
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