Burke’s Community Health Fair a Big Success

Monday, August 1, 2016

Over 1,000 packed Jane Addams Park for health screenings, giveaways, and live music

SACRAMENTO – On Saturday, July 30th, Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) welcomed over 1,000 adults and children to her second annual health and wellness fair in Lawndale, California.  In addition to the vision and hearing screenings, raffle, information booths, live music, and group activities, Assemblymember Burke gave away over 500 backpacks stocked with school supplies for school-aged children.      

“It’s back-to-school season and events like this help our kids get off to a good start,” said Burke.  “From basic school supplies to eyeglasses, we were able to pull together resources in the community to get families the help they need.”

This year’s fair was co-hosted by the mayor of Lawndale, Robert Pullen-Miles and included appearances by Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former Assemblymember Steven Bradford, Lawndale City Councilmembers Pat Kearney and Daniel Reid, Hawthorne City Councilmember Olivia Valentine, Centinela Valley School Board Members Hugo Ross and Marisela Ruiz, Lawndale School Board Members Shirley Bennet, Ann Phillips and Daniel Reid, Lennox School Board Member Shannon Thomas Allen, Carson City Clerk Donesia Gause, and live music by the Sledge Grits Band.

Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke represents the 62nd Assembly District, which consists of the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, El Segundo, and Gardena as well as the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, and parts of Del Rey. Additionally, the 62nd Assembly District includes the unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of Del Aire, West Athens, Lennox, Westmont, and Marina del Rey.