University of the Pacific Chapter
The 8th Annual Pacific Family Health Fair hosted by VN CARES was held on March 8, 2015. There were 255 attendees that came out and completed over 400 screenings. Also, other health services and education were provided. There were activities such as Zumba for adults, and a special part of the health fair was dedicated to children, called Kids Korner, where they were able to do interactive activities. Also, we announced the winners of our 8th Annual Art & Essay Contest! Thank you to St. Luke Catholic Church, all the student volunteers, vendors, pharmacists, and faculty for making the health fair such a success!
This year marked the 8th Annual VN CARES Art & Essay Contest at our Pacific Family Health Fair. There were over 100 submissions from over 26 schools throughout the Stockton, Lodi, and Lincoln districts that showed the students' hard work and creativity. The art contest was for open to all children from kindergarten to fifth grade, while the essay contest was open to students of grade 6th-12th. After much deliberation by the entire committee, 12 winners were selected to be honored with a monetary reward by the Pacific's esteemed Associate Dean of External Relations, Dr. Nancy DeGuire. Congratulations to all the winners!
Pacific Family Health Fair
March 8, 2015 at St. Luke Catholic Church
Pacific Outreach Health Fair
June 27, 2015 at the Vietnamese American Community Center
On June 27, 2015 VN CARES partnered with the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay to host the 2015 Pacific Outreach Health Fair in Oakland, California! Almost 100 patients came for screenings such as blood pressure, diabetes, bone mineral density, as well as go to different health education booths to learn about various topics. VACCEB was also able to host a food bank where patients were able to pick up a bag of food goods. We just want to give a huge thanks to all the faculty, students, pharmacists, and volunteers for making the day a huge success!
On Sunday, October 19th, VN Cares participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Sacramento. This year we had a total of 26 participants come out to join us on this 5k walk. Together we raised $220, which is all going to the American Cancer Society to help fund their research for breast cancer. We would like to thank everybody who came out and contributed towards the fight against breast cancer! We hope to have more people join us next year as we continue our fight against breast cancer.
October 19, 2015 in Sacramento, CA
On November 14, 2015 VN CARES hosted our annual Pacific Outreach Health Fair in Sacramento from 9am to 3pm. We partnered with the Vietnamese American Community of Sacramento (VACOS) to help bring free health services and education to the community. At this health fair, we offered free screenings such as immunizations, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, bone mineral density, anemia, asthma, and body mass index to over 150 patients. We would like to thank VACOS for allowing us to use their venue as well as all our student volunteers, pharmacists and faculty for helping us serve the community. This event would not have been a success without the collaboration of everybody.
Pacific Outreach Health Fair
November 14th 2015 at VACOS, Sacramento