The San Diego Lions Club organized a successful Health Fair with the collaboration of the Asian Pacific Health Foundation and other groups at Wesley First United Methodist Church on August 23, 2014 from 9 AM to 2 PM.
This was the first time the APHF joined the SD Lions Club on the invitation of Mr. Sac Nguyen, longtime co-worker with Binh Tran in the diagnostics research field in San Diego. In recent years, Mrs. Rose Tran was the former president, then Duke Tran continued the work, handling the Social Security Insurance aspects when attendees need help in this area.
The following services were offered free at the Health Fair:
- Visual acuity and Glaucoma screening
Free reading glasses
Diabetes and blood pressure checking
Back pain assessment
Cervical Cancer awareness
Hepatitis B screening
Questions and answers on Social Security Administration and SSI.
A great number of attendees enrolled in the different services.
40 persons were screened for Hepatitis B and more than 60 had their bone health checked in the early detection for osteoporosis conducted by student pharmacists from UCSD.
Present at the Health Fair:
From San Diego Vietnamese American Lions Club (SDVLC)
Rose Tran, Sac Nguyen, Duke Tran, Jayde Nguyen, Hong Loan Tran, members and volunteers,
Other Lions Club in Greater San Diego
From Asian Pacific Health Foundation:
Dr. Robert and Mrs. Gish, Dr. Ton Tran, Dr. Hai Tran, Binh Tran,
Kristiana Nguyen, Randy Jimenez, Gary Tang, Caly Tran, Karla Petersen Ponce, Felicia Han, Mai Nguyen, Syrone Powell
From Skaggs School of Pharmacy:
Esther Park, Mandana Moshtael, Tuyet Phan
From UCSD at large:
Shiley Clinic: Tim Mendez and group
Clinics and Schools in San Diego:
Mai Bui, DC and Chau Tran, DC
Tra My Beauty School
We thank the organizers at SDVLC and look forward to similar events in the future to benefit the diverse communities in San Diego.
Binh Tran, PharmD