From left, Aundre Russell, KJLH Radio; Lisa Collins, L.A. Focus; Chrystee Pharis, actress; DJ DimePiece, radio personality; Kameron Green, KJLH; and Cora Jackson-Fossett, L.A. Sentinel were on the media panel. (photo by Steven Williams)Once again, the Los Angeles/Orange County First Ladies Health Luncheon elevated awareness about health issues affecting communities of color.
Pastors’ wives from across Southern California attended the event on Oct. 28 at the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass delivered the keynote address and Dr. Ian Smith encouraged the audience to actively participate in improving the health of their friends and neighbors.
Also, the program featured a health symposium on HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension, and hepatitis C. In addition, the First Ladies of Media panel included industry professionals sharing personal health challenges on topics such as depression and domestic violence along with answering questions from the crowd.
Aundrae Russell of KJLH radio moderated the media panel. The participants were Lisa Collins of LA Focus, actress Chrystee Pharis, radio personality DJ DimePiece, Kameron Green of KJLH, and Cora Jackson-Fossett of L.A. Sentinel.
The luncheon served as the prelude to the First Ladies Health Day on April 15, 2018, where houses of worship across all denominations will open their doors to the community to provide free medical screenings and testing for a variety of illnesses and conditions.
Walgreens and the Danielle Ashley Group led by Tracey Alston sponsored the FLHI. Since the program began in 2008, over 300,000 medical tests and health screenings have been performed.
To learn more, visit firstladieshealth.com.