Autumn is always a busy time of year with summer vacation officially over, school back in session and the anticipation of the approaching holiday season. Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) staff has also been busy hosting and attending community events across San Diego County!

The busy event season kicked off in early September with the annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving! celebration on September 12. In partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, FHCSD presented this annual health expo in Barrio Logan’s Memorial Park. Attendees participated in Zumba classes, tennis and other heart-pumping physical activities in addition to receiving free health services like dental, cholesterol and glucose screenings provided by FHCSD staff.

The fall fun continues with the 2nd Annual Lemon Grove Kids’ Autumn Health Fair on October 17 in the front parking lot of Lemon Grove Family Health Center. Event-goers can participate in a variety of festive, family-friendly activities, including pumpkin decorating, face painting and a bounce house. Participants can also get a jump on flu season by receiving their annual flu shots, in addition to other vaccinations and dental checkups for children. Don’t miss the live DJ from Diego 99.3! This promises to be a fun and healthy way to kick off the weekend. For more information about this FREE event, and to RSVP, please click here.

In October, FHCSD celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its #FHCSDGoesPink campaign and several community events. On October 3, Chase Avenue Family Health Center  hosted a Free Mammogram Event in partnership with WeSupportU. During the four-hour event, qualified women received mammograms and clinical breast exams. Approximately 20 patients received care during this event.

Also, FHCSD was honored to be the beneficiary of the Endless Summer 2015 Classic Car Show, a fundraising event that was also held on October 3. Hosted by the City of Imperial Beach and the San Diego Air-Cooled Car Club, this event raised funds to honor those who have lost their battle with breast cancer.  All proceeds supported FHCSD’s breast cancer awareness and treatment efforts, including clinical breast exams, mammograms, well-woman exams and support groups. The family-fun event featured classic automobiles, such as VW bugs, hotrods and woodies, food, music, crafts and games.

Keep checking FHCSD’s Events Calendar to find out what else is scheduled for the rest of the year! If you have an event that you would like an FHCSD representative to attend, please contact Victoriano Diaz at victorianod@fhcsd.org.