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Tickets On Sale! Center for Community Advocacy Holds the 16th Annual “Dia de Los Muertos” Fundraiser Sunday October 30th
Ben Heller Award recipient Maximiliano Cuevas, MD, FACOG, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas
SALINAS, CA (September 7, 2011) Center for Community Advocacy, 22 W. Gabilan St, will hold their 16th annual “Dia de Los Muertos” tardeada (afternoon party) will take place Sunday, October 30 at 4:30 pm once again in the glamorous setting of Salinas’ recently renovated Fox Theater to honor this year’s recipient of CCA’s Ben Heller Award.
Center for community Advocacy announces this year’s Ben Heller Award recipient Maximiliano Cuevas, MD, FACOG, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas. Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas is dedicated to providing quality comprehensive health care to men, women and children with an emphasis on farm worker families and the agricultural community.
Center for Community Advocacy will also present the Sam Karas Farm worker Leadership Award. This never fails to inspire us all, a mark of the success of CCA – as well as the farm workers themselves.
As always, the Center for Community Advocacy has much to celebrate. CCA has completed yet another year of training farm workers in leadership roles that enable them to negotiate with their landlords for improvements in their housing units. Those same skills have empowered these farm worker leaders to become purveyors of preventive health information at their housing sites and teach farm worker parents to read in Spanish.
The dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. in the tradition of Mexican tardeada or afternoon party. Reservations for the CCA banquet are $100 per person and be obtained at the CCA office at 22 W. Gabilan in Salinas or by calling 831-753-2324. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Center for Community Advocacy Background:
The Center for Community Advocacy was established in 1989 with the express purpose of training farmworkers to help themselves, conducting health outreach and educational programs at labor camps and other housing sites. CCA also connects newly developed farmworker leadership with established political leadership, officials and other stakeholders in efforts to improve the health of individual farmworkers and of the communities where they reside.
Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas Background:
Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas is dedicated to providing quality comprehensive health care to men, women and children with an emphasis on farm worker families and the agricultural community.
We will expand access to our services and increase our patient base by providing excellent care, by addressing our patients¹ needs, by maintaining a sliding fee scale and by establishing clinics and delivering services in areas with the most need.
Through efficient resource management and aggressive efforts to seek outside funding, we are committed to maintaining financial stability so that our patients and employees benefit from our success. We will recruit personnel who promote and advocate the goals and philosophies of CSVS. We will never forget that our patients¹ health is the most important objective of our system.