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Hayward Outreach Health Festival:
Kaiser Permanente Puts a Permanent Smile on Our Faces!

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Held at Southland Mall in Hayward, California, our Susie's Cause Free Hayward Outreach Health Festival engaged an estimated 1,751 members of the local community on Saturday, November 5. Our invaluable medical partner in this venture, Kaiser Permanente, organized a comprehensive lineup of resources and activities and deployed a large, enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers. We were honored to have Dr. Akhil Wadhera, chair of Kaiser Permanente’s Commission on Cancer Committee for the Southern Alameda County area, warmly welcome the crowd, stressing the importance of colorectal cancer screening and an overall healthy lifestyle.

Among Kaiser Permanente's offerings at the festival were a colorectal cancer "Pledge to Health" and prize; health care professionals on site to field attendees' questions; a nutrition display focusing on the sugar content in foods; a health Jeopardy game with prizes; free blood pressure screenings; free flu shots; free colorectal cancer screening kits for Kaiser Permanente members; life care planning information; Medi-Cal information; a Shop KP representative; a children's fitness activity and prizes; an hourly raffle; healthy snacks; an inflatable, educational, walk-through, model colon; and translators who helped facilitate connections with the area's diverse community.

Our Susie's Cause team had our educational colorectal cancer display prominently presented, along with our own educational cancer materials and giveaways.

Great thanks go out to Tri-City Health Center for also attending the festival and providing further resources and information.

The festival's live entertainment came courtesy of our very own Ralph Magwood, Amazing Mingle Magic with Philip & Henry, flamenco guitarist David McLean, and Side Note a cappella group.

Thank you to Genentech for its ongoing national support and friendship!

And huge thanks, as always, to our national sustaining sponsor, Lilly Oncology, a division of Eli Lilly and Company!

Thank you, Hayward! We had a great time sharing a healthy day with you!

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