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RAM/LA Mega Free Clinic Wristband Pick Up SUNDAY, APRIL 25th Only

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For the second time, Remote Area Medical (RAM) is coming back to Los Angeles. For one entire week, RAM/LA will provide FREE medical, vision and dental care to anyone who comes — no questions asked.

TO ATTEND THE CLINIC, YOU MUST PICK UP A WRISTBAND SUNDAY, APRIL 25 AT THE L.A. SPORTS ARENA!

Starting at 9am until all wristbands are gone. First come, first served.

ONE DAY ONLY!

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IMPORTANT INFO: RAM/LA Wristband Distribution On Sunday April 25th

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PATIENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE FREE CLINIC WITHOUT A WRISTBAND

Wristband distribution for the RAM/LA FREE Health Clinic at the LA Sports Arena between April 27th and May 3rd will occur from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 in the Sports Arena VIP Lot and Lot 6.

Each wristband will have a specific day printed on it telling patients which day to return to the Sports Arena. There will also be designated times on the wristbands though all patients should be inside the arena by 12 p.m. on their designated day.

Patients MUST be wearing a wristband to receive admittance into the Sports Arena on clinic days.

In the event that someone who needs services CANNOT come get their own wristband, someone else can get one for them, but they need to come with the ill person to receive treatment. Only one person can receive services per wristband.

VIDEO: RAM Returning To L.A. and Needs Volunteers

Last year, more than 6,300 people were treated at the Forum in Inglewood

A day after the signing of the historic national healthcare reform bill, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined representatives of Remote Area Medical® (RAM) on the floor of the Los Angeles Sports Arena to announce the return of the week-long free health care clinic that last year provided about 14,500 services to more than 6,300 patients.

The Supervisor was joined by Stan Brock, who founded the nonprofit volunteer organization that offers free health, dental and vision care in the United States and underdeveloped countries; Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass; A&M Records co-founder and philanthropist, Jerry Moss; and Los Angeles Coliseum Commission President Barry Sanders.

The second annual RAM/LA will be held April 27 to May 3 at the Sports Arena. This year’s week-long event is expected to be even bigger, reinforcing the need for national health reform.

RAM/LA will once again provide free health care services to those who are uninsured, underinsured or unemployed — without cost to the patient, taxpayers, or the government. In addition to the immediate care provided during the free clinic, there will also be a strong emphasis on health education, prevention, and self-care.

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To volunteer please visit www.ramfreeclinic.org

VIDEO: Harbor-UCLA Emergency Room Groundbreaking Ceremony

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today broke ground on the long-awaited $322.6 million Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s Surgery/Emergency Replacement Project, launching the first of several health care-related mega projects in the Second District approved last year by the Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said during the groundbreaking ceremony that the Harbor-UCLA project brings to fruition a conversation that began in 1990 and, together with the new Martin Luther King, Jr., Hospital, will fortify the public health care infrastructure in the Second District.

The $350 million MLK project will create 8,200 jobs, according to a job formula used by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said the Harbor-UCLA project will translate into a similar amount of jobs.

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