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True Bruins: Part II

My alarm went off at 6am this Sunday. Even on a typical school day I’m not up before 10am, so being up at 6am was an event. But I’m so glad I got my butt out of bed that day! Philipinos for Community Health (PCH) at UCLA asked me to be their photographer at their health fair. There were blood pressure screens, cholesterol tests, mammograms, pap tests eye exams, and dental care. I was so honored to be able to document this event. PHC is doing such good work and I think it’s amazing that college students would take do put together an event like this!

At UCLA we are encouraged to be, what is called a “true Bruin.” After this weekend, I can’t think of a better example of true Bruins. These students gave up hours of free time to organize this event! They are rolling up their sleeves and trying to help people.

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Group shot of the medical students who ran all the test.

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And here is their really great banner!!!

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The health fair was in the heart of Filipinotown, in L.A.

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Blood pressure tests!

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So these are teeth that dentists used to show people how to properly brush their teeth. I sat in on this class too (I eat so many sweets I need it). I even got a free tooth brush!

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True Bruins

One of the qualities that makes up a “True Bruin” is community service. Every quarter UCLA gives out an award to three clubs on campus that have done outstanding community service projects. This quarter the award is being given to UCLA’s Pilipinos for Community Health.

Pilipinos for Community Health provides health services to communities in the greater Los Angeles area. This quarter they helped organize a health fair at The Our Lady of Peace Parish Church in North Hills. That day they helped hundreds of people get tested for high blood pressure, body mass index measurements, dental check ups, mammograms, pap smears, glucose/cholesterol tests. For many people who come to this health fair it is one of the few times they get to speak to a doctor.

It was so awesome to photograph UCLA’s, Pilipinos for Community Health. Congratulations on your award!!! You are TRUE BRUINS!!!

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The group also just got new t-shirts. They are pretty style’n!

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So if you see anyone walking around campus with these shirts on give them a hug! Because they are awesome :-)
You can also buy one of the shirts for $10 and the money goes to help the organization do all their good work.

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A Picture is HOPE -Help Portrait

Help Portrait is a remarkable idea! It has photographers go into their communities and take photos for people who might not have ever had an opportunity to get their photo taken before.  Basically, have photographers give back to the community with their photography!

I found out about Help Portrait last year after their first event and I was totally bummed that I missed it.  I’ve been looking forward to this years Help Portrait event ever since!  I’ve followed Help Portrait LA on twitter and I can’t wait for Dec. 4th to get here so I can be a part of this!

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