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What's Happening at SJCH - October 2010

News Featuring highlights on everything this month at San Joaquin Community Hospital.

SJCH GOES PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) is proud to recognize October as national breast cancer awareness month by partnering with Links for Life to turn the hospital campus pink on a nightly basis. From now until the end of October, nighttime visitors to the hospital will experience the pink glow of the parking lot lights as well as the exterior lights surrounding the hospital — a visual reminder of the significant celebration of breast cancer awareness month. SJCH will partner with dozens of other individuals and businesses in support of Links for Life’s “Light the Town Pink” event, October 1-30. The goal of the project is to light homes and businesses throughout the Bakersfield area and raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

THE ART OF HEART ATTACK & STROKE PREVENTION
Through an innovative partnership, San Joaquin Community Hospital has teamed up with the Bakersfield Museum of Art to hold the first-ever Heart and Stroke Expo at the 12th Annual Via Arte. The expo will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10 at The Marketplace (9000 Ming Ave.).

As the only hospital between Los Angeles and San Francisco with both a Nationally Accredited Chest Pain Center and Nationally Certified Stroke Center under the same roof, SJCH is committed to the health and well-being of the entire Kern County community through providing exceptional care and community education. During The Heart and Stroke Expo, hospital staff from the Chest Pain and Stroke Centers, as
well as The SJCH Wellness Center and Bariatric Solutions, will be on hand to provide health screenings and tips for living better. Screenings available include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels and more. In addition, there will be tips and information on healthy eating, diabetes management and weight-loss.

GOSPELFEST RETURNS WITH MORE INSPIRING ACTS
Back by popular demand, SJCH and SMG Bakersfield proudly present the Second Annual Gospel Fest –Sunday, October 17 from 3-9 p.m. at the Brighthouse Amphitheater, 11200 Stockdale Hwy. This free community concert features Dove Award-winning artist Natalie Grant, as well as a host of local artists, including Bryan Easter Band, St. John’s Baptist Evangelical Choir and many more.
A host of local churches will represented at the event, many of them among the vendor booths located throughout the amphitheater grounds. There will also be bounce houses and other activities for children and families.