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3,000 Attend Eastside Community Fair

3,000 Attend Eastside Community Fair

(Riverside, CA) April 3, 2012 – Despite the rain, an estimated 3,000 people turned out for the Eastside Community Fair and Egg Hunt last Saturday at Bobby Bonds Park/César Chávez Community Center in Riverside. The event brought together community leaders, Eastside residents, area nonprofits and businesses for a day filled with health education, health information, live performances, and fun. Riverside Community Health Foundation (RCHF), in partnership with the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, Borrego Community Health Foundation, and the Junior League of Riverside sponsored this year’s event.
“We hold this event every year to let the community know about the wealth of resources available to them in the Eastside neighborhood and the City of Riverside,” said Gilbert Espinoza, Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator for the Riverside Community Health Foundation.


The Riverside Community Health Foundation has been holding the fair for over 10 years as a way to raise awareness in the community about the low-cost primary care services their Eastside Health Center provides, and other health and education resources available to residents. The Eastside Health Center, which is operated by Borrego Community Health Foundation, was opened in 2000 and has facilitated nearly 190,000 medical and dental patient
visits since then.


“We want to make sure that our clinic is truly meeting the needs of the Eastside Community. This fair is just another way of doing that,” said Espinoza. Over 75 different nonprofits and agencies were represented at Saturday’s event, including Riverside Community Hospital, Molina Healthcare, Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center, IEHP and many more. Free dental, glucose, blood pressure, vision, and body fat screenings were available to the fair attendees as well. The Junior League of Riverside also provided free lunches to all those who attended their healthy cooking demonstrations and educational presentations throughout the day.
For more information on the Riverside Community Health Foundation or the Eastside Health Center call 951.788.3471 or vist The Riverside Community Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charity with a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. To date, RCHF has provided over 720,000 health services and interventions to Riverside and Jurupa Valley residents.


For more information on or about this press release, please contact Lauren Scheller at
951.788.3471 or at

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