On Saturday, March 31st, CLVFF was pleased to partner again with Los Robes Hospital and provide the second Health Expo for the Conejo/Las Virgenes community. Over 300 participants attended the event, which this year included, low cost full blood panel screening and other health related tests performed by Los Robles Hospital.
Los Robles Hospital V.P. of Marketing, Kris Carraway-Bowman expressed appreciation to the Foundation for putting on the event: “We thank you for including us in this very important outreach.” Board Trustee and Event Co-chair, Louis Celaya stressed the importance of the Expo to the community. “Understanding the importance of a healthy life style is crucial for all, as the long term effects benefit our future. The Foundation was pleased we could bring this to share with the Conejo/Las Virgenes Community."
This year’s focus was on weight control and it relation to chronic diseases, and attendees were treated to talks from renowned physicians on heart health and how excess weight affects the body. A nutritionist also provided an afternoon session on how to eat to stay trimmed. In addition to the speaking topics, for the second year the Rotary Club of Calabasas held blood drive which was well attended. The Rotary was able to collect 42 pints of blood. Each pint of blood can save up to 3 lives.
In addition, 124 attendees took advantage of blood panel screening tests provided on site by Los Robles Hospital. CLVFF Director Karen Malatesta described it as “Los Robles bringing the medical services to the people instead of them having to bring themselves to the services.”
The Foundation was pleased to have 37 exhibitors at the event that provided a wealth of health related products and services available for attendees. For the second year, the foundation was fortunate to host the event at the Agoura Hills Calabasas Community Center, who graciously opened up their facility to the event. All event attendees had full access to the facility and classes available at no cost.