ATHLETES VS. CANCER HEALTH FAIR: A SUCCESS!

On Saturday, August 13th peAthletes vs Cancer Health Fairople from all over southern California came out to attend the Athletes vs. Cancer Health Fair, held at Bunnin Chevrolet in Culver City. Hosted by the Black Sports Agents Association (BSAA) and the Bruin Leadership Athletic Alumni Council (BLAAC), the event was a success! Those who attended received free health screenings, enjoyed performances by Mann and Lonny Bereal, and ate great food sponsored by Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbeque and Super Salads To Go.

AVC has its focus on bringing cancer awareness to communities, and the BSAA supported the cause. AVC and the BSAA provided attendees with a host of health screenings, including breast cancer screenings, asthma screenings for children, and blood pressure testing for adults. Dr. Emmanuel Onwutuebe, a member of BLAAC, and medical personnel from the UCLA Medical Center were present and available to address a multitude of medical inquiries from the public. To their advantage, participants were able to get on-the-spot information and advice concerning their health and what they can do to continue in a healthier lifestyle, including information about vision care from local optometrist, Dr. Daniel Rosen. Attendees were also able to gather a plethora of informational material that would allow them to stay connected with important health care organizations and personnel.

The health fair which received media coverage by CBS and sports anchor Jim Hill, featured grand appearances by renowned athletes and BLAAC members including Cobi Jones, a National Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee and 1998 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year, Steve Lewis, three-time Gold medalist of the 1988, 1992 and 1998 Summer Olympics, and Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Lakers. Matt Barnes and Cobi Jones autographed photos and took pictures with attendees.

With their southern hospitality, Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue served delectable beef and chicken sandwiches, and a host of other delights from their menu. Salads To Go provided samples of their delicious salads and juices, which are all made with organic fruits and vegetables.

Recording artist, Mann performed his hit single Buzzin, and got the crowd on their feet and moving. Mann’s performance was followed by Lonny Bereal who performed his hit single Favor. The kids had their share of fun as well, as they bounced all day in a jumper, which was sponsored by D.R.E. Entertainment.

The Black Sports Agents Association thanks all who attended from the community. The BSAA extends special thanks to the volunteers for their hard work, cooperation, and participation in the health fair, Disciplined Respected Entrepreneurs (D.R.E.), D.R.E. Entertainment, and D.R.E. City Youth Exposure for helping with the planning and production of the health fair, Bunnin Chevrolet for hosting the event, UCLA Health System for providing their services, Jim Hill for his coverage of the event, Radii Shoes for their shoe sponsorship, Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue and Super Salads To Go for catering the event, and community businesses for their participation. The BSAA looks forward to seeing you all again at the next one.

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