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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Plans Second Health and Fitness Fair

POMONA, CA- The local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Epsilon Eta Omega, will be hosting their Second Annual Health and Fitness Fair in collaboration with The City of Pomona, Pomona Unified School District, Western University and The City of Hope on Saturday, September 21. The event will begin with a walk-a-thon, followed by free health screenings, which will include screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke assessment, dental, vision, body mass index and more. In addition to the screenings, there will be health discussions led by professionals on topics ranging from Asthma Prevention and Management, Hypertension, Diabetes, Oral Health, Cataracts, Nutrition and Breast and Colon Cancers.
The objectives are to increase health awareness; motivate participants to make positive health behavior changes; teach self-care practices; and increase awareness of city, state, and national health services and resources. Other daily event activities will include a health scavenger hunt, various demonstrations; live electrifying music, displays and give-a-ways. Health care providers, sponsors, supporters, and others interested in this event should email elfarrow@earthlink.net or call 909-973-4791 for more information. For more information on Epsilon Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) programs and activities go to www.Epsilon-Eta-Omega.com.

Inland Empire Tourism Council Presents The DiscoverIE Tourism Summit

HIGHLAND, CA- The Inland Empire is full of many opportunities for your business to hit the jackpot. California is currently the number one travel destination in the country. In 2011, California saw 208.6 million domestic person trips, 164.4 million of those were leisure trips. From 2011 to 2012 there was a 1.8 percent increase in total domestic and in leisure domestic trips to the state. As a community, we can work and take advantage of the outstanding opportunity that Southern California’s Inland Empire has to capitalize on the travel industry.  Inland Empire Tourism Council will be presenting a DiscoverIE Tourism Summit on Wednesday, September 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a post event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the summit there will be a variety of speakers who will be discussing the status of the new Southern California Welcome Center; the Inland Empire’s five key regions and potential growth opportunities in those regions; latest details on Visit California programs and co-opportunities; tips and insiders on how to create a Tourism Marketing District in your region; and an organizational year in review. The cost to attend the summit is $20, which includes food. The summit will be held at The Event Center at San Manuel Village, 27923 Highland Avenue, Highland, CA 92346. For more information or to register visit http://discoverie.com/blog/discoverie-tourism-summit.

Sheltering heARTS Hosts 2nd Annual Fundraiser

RIVERSIDE, CA- Leadership Riverside Alumni Class of 2012, founders of Sheltering heARTS, announced that theu will be hosting their 2nd Annual Sheltering heARTS fundraising gala benefiting Riverside County’s Path of Life Homeless and Transitional shelters. The gala will be taking place on Saturday, September 14 at The Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and is $120 per person. The price includes food and beverages for the evening. The purpose of the gala is raise much-needed funds to assist Path in Life in delivering critical programs that rescue, restore an rebuild the lives of homeless individuals and families in Riverside County. Last year the gala raised over $71, 000. This year’s keynote speaker is Laura Schroff, recent New York Times best-selling author of An Invisble Thread: The True Story of an 11-year-old Panhandler. For more information, visit www.shelteringhearts.org.