Familia Unida Living with MS Celebrates – 10th Annual Wheelchair Wash July 14th, 2013

Familia Unida celebrates bubbles and beautiful smiles at 10th annual Wheelchair Wash in Los Angeles this weekend.

“Mariachi Morelia will provide a Serenade to participants rolling in the red carpet at 10:00 am followed by a blessing of the wheelchairs”

LOS ANGELES, (July 9, 2013)- Familia Unida celebrates its 10th annual wheelchair wash and all day VIP pampering for individuals and their families living with MS and disabilities at the East Los Angeles Civic Center 4801 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The day begins with a personalized serenade by Mariachis that set the mood for a day filled with live entertainment, washing of wheelchairs, minor tune ups, haircuts, manicures, healthier lifestyle and cooking tips will be provided by Chef Parra during the health access fair that will also provide health screening by healthcare professionals, dialogues with your local pharmacist, resources related to employment options for SSI and SSDI beneficiaries and awareness to healthcare options especially for medical and Medicare recipients. Ivon Montero is returning again to provide hairstyles to some of the lucky participants that arrive early, just like he did for Jenni Rivera, his long time friend.

“There is no limit to what we can do especially when faith, love, support and accessible resources surround us and is available. Bravo! Beth D. Zachary for your leadership and compassion for building faith and healing in our community. A concept to a healthier balance that is contagious” said Irma Resendez, Founder and Executive Director for Familia Unida living with MS”.

“It is a privilege to be selected as the Honorary Chairperson for Familia Unida Living with MS 10th Annual ‘Wheel Chair Wash. This is a great opportunity to join one of our premier community partners who deserve our support to continue a mutual mission of compassionate services to MS patients and many others with disabilities, Beth D. Zachary, President and CEO of White Memorial Medical Center.

Special thanks to all who contributed: Wax premier sponsors; Promotional Design Group & Creative Inflatables. Sponge and Soap supporters - White Memorial Medical Center, County of Los Angeles, SC Edison, Disney, KAbc7, Fernando Espuelas, Heart of Compassion, Royal Foundation, Pet Solutions, Montebello Beauty College, 97.9 La Raza, Latino 96.3, LAC-USC, ACCESS, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Chef Parra, Diana’s Restaurant, Rawdraft graphic design, Steven Steakhouse, Rosemead Panthers, Key Club International, Angels de Norma, Ivan Montero-Celebrity Hairstylist, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Music International Association, Hector Barron, Teresitas Restaurante, Health net, Organo Coffee and Centro Maravilla, Jacqueline Jauregui, Jackie & Tracie and many others.

Live Entertainment courtesy of Luis Gavino, presenting Grupo Alpha, Gustavo Rivera, Mariachi Morelia, Grupo Fuera de Seria, Villa Kids, Maribel Robles, Osvaldo Pavon, Eco Norteno, Rosy La Tapatia, Reyes Herrera, Maricela Ibarra, Martin el Zacatecano y El Grande y sus Divamicas.

Honorary Chair – Beth D. Zachary, CEO-President – White Memorial Medical Center
Honorary Committee:
Supervisor Gloria Molina, Congress member Lucille Roybal Allard, Congress member Judy Chu, Congress member Linda Sanchez, Congress member Javier Becerra,
Councilmember Jose Huizar, Ed Roybal Jr, Executive Director Roybal Foundation

About Familia Unida
Founded in the early 90’s by Irma & Juan Resendez in their living room (after Irma’s diagnosis of MS which left her paralyzed for almost a year), Familia Unida, e.g. Familia Unida Living with Multiple Sclerosis is the first bilingual English-Spanish multiple sclerosis non-profit organization in the United States to outreach to the Spanish speaking community. Today, serving thousand of individuals and families representing various ethnic backgrounds and cultures affected by multiple sclerosis and other chronic medical conditions in the greater Los Angeles area and making connections with families in need through out the country and beyond thanks to the internet and referrals. Some of the services include, monthly support group meetings, counseling, linkage to appropriate resources, showcasing community leaders, presentations and trainings from diverse expert speakers, assist individuals receiving SSI and SSDI benefits find employment through the Employment Service program and hosting community events such as the annual wheelchair wash. Primary goal is to uphold its solid commitment to offering innovative and comprehensive services that respect and value the diverse populations living with disabilities and to maximize the quality of life. There are over 500,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the United States and over 200 individuals newly diagnosed every week. This census does not include the many that are misdiagnosed or not counted due to language and cultural barriers. Today, there is no cure. To learn more about Familia Unida please Contact us: 323.418.2667 or visit www.lovefamiliaunida.org Make a positive difference and donate to Familia Unida today!

PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA

Contacto con los medios: Johnnie Resendez
(323) 213.9819 jresendez@familia-unida.org

Anfitrión décimo lavado y sillas Anual de Familia Unida celebra 100 años de Fe y Sanación en el Este de Los Angeles.

"Mariachi Morelia ofrecerá una serenata a los participantes rodando en la alfombra roja a las 10:00 am seguido por la bendición de las sillas de ruedas".

LOS ANGELES, (9 de julio de 2013) - Familia Unida celebra su décimo lavado silla anual y durante todo el día VIP mimos para los individuos y sus familias que viven con esclerosis múltiple y discapacidad en el Centro Cívico de Los Ángeles del este 4801 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA Domingo, 14 de julio 2013 10 a.m.-6:00 h. El día comienza con una serenata personalizada por Mariachis que establecen el estado de ánimo para un día lleno de entretenimiento en vivo, lavado de sillas de ruedas, menores afinamientos, cortes de pelo, manicura, estilo de vida saludable y consejos de cocina estará a cargo de Chef Parra durante la feria de acceso a la salud que También ofrecerá exámenes de salud por los profesionales sanitarios, los diálogos con su farmacéutico local, los recursos relacionados con las opciones de empleo para los beneficiarios y de sensibilización a las opciones de salud, especialmente para los beneficiarios de Medicare y médicos de SSI y SSDI. Ivan Montero, va ofrecer corte de pello a los que llegan temprano, con mucho carino como lo hacia por su amiga Jenni Rivera.
"No hay límite a lo que podemos hacer, especialmente cuando la fe, el amor, apoyo y accesibles los recursos que nos rodean y están disponibles. Bravo! Beth D. Zachary por su liderazgo y la compasión para la construcción de la fe y la curación de nuestra comunidad. Un concepto de un equilibro saludable que es contagiosa ", dijo Irma Resendez, fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Familia Unida Viviendo con EM".

"Es un privilegio haber sido elegido como Presidente Honorario de Familia Unida Viviendo con EM 10a anual 'para apoyar a nuestra comunidad” Esta es una gran oportunidad para unirse a uno de nuestros socios de la comunidad que merecen nuestro atencion para continuar una misión mutual de los servicios compasivos para pacientes con esclerosis múltiple y muchos otros con discapacidades, dijo Beth D. Zachary, presidente y director ejecutivo de Centro Médico White Memorial”.

Un agradecimiento especial a todos los que contribuyeron: patrocinadores principales de cera; Promotional Design Group & Creative Inflables. Esponja y partidarios de jabón - Blanco Memorial Medical Center, Condado de Los Ángeles, SC Edison, Disney, KAbc7, Fernando Espuelas, Corazón de la Compasión, Fundación Real Solutions para mascotas, Montebello Beauty College, 97.9 La Raza, Latino 96.3, LAC-USC, ACCESS, Rancho Amigos Medical Center de Los Angeles, Chef Parra, de Diana Restaurant, diseño gráfico Rawdraft, Steven Steakhouse, panteras Rosemead, Key Club International, ángeles de Norma, Ivan Montero-estilista de celebridades, Fundación Dolores Huerta, la Asociación Internacional de la Música, Hector Barron, Teresitas Restaurante, Health Net, Organo Café y Centro Maravilla, Jacqueline Jaurequi, Jackie y Tracie y otros amigos presente!

Entretenimiento en vivo cortesía de Luis Gavino, Presentando, Grupo Alpha, Gustavo Rivera, Mariachi Morelia, Grupo FUERA de Seria, Villa Kids, Maribel Robles, Osvaldo Pavón, Eco Norteno, Rosy La Tapatia, Reyes Herrera, Maricela Ibarra, Martin el Zacatecano y El Grande y Sus Divamicas.

Presidente Honorario - Beth D. Zachary, CEO-Presidente - White Memorial Medical Center
Comité de Honor:
Supervisora ​​Gloria Molina, el congresista Lucille Roybal Allard, congresista Judy Chu, el congresista Linda Sánchez, congresista Javier Becerra,
Concejal José Huizar, Ed Roybal Jr, Roybal Fundación Director Ejecutivo

Acerca Familia Unida
Fundada a principios de los años 90 por Irma y Juan Resendez en su sala de estar (después del diagnóstico de Irma de la EM que la dejó paralizada durante casi un año), Familia Unida, por ejemplo, Familia Unida Viviendo con Esclerosis Múltiple es la primera organización bilingüe Inglés-Español esclerosis múltiple sin fines de lucro en los Estados Unidos para llegar a la comunidad de habla española. Hoy en día, sirviendo a miles de personas y familias que representan a diversos grupos étnicos y culturas afectadas por la esclerosis múltiple y otras enfermedades crónicas en el área de Los Angeles y hacer conexiones con las familias necesitadas en todo el país y más allá gracias a la internet y referencias. Algunos de los servicios incluyen, reuniones mensuales de grupos de apoyo, asesoramiento, vinculación con los recursos apropiados, mostrando los líderes comunitarios, presentaciones y entrenamientos de diversos ponentes expertos, ayudar a las personas que reciben beneficios de SSI y SSDI encontrar un empleo a través del programa de Servicio de Empleo y la celebración de eventos comunitarios, tales como el lavado de ruedas anual. Objetivo principal es mantener su sólido compromiso de ofrecer servicios innovadores y completo que respetar y valorar la diversidad de las poblaciones que viven con discapacidades y para maximizar la calidad de vida. Hay más de 500.000 personas que viven con esclerosis múltiple en los Estados Unidos y más de 200 individuos son diagnosticados nuevamente cada semana. Este censo no incluye a los muchos que son mal diagnosticados o no contados debido a las barreras lingüísticas y culturales. En la actualidad, no hay cura. Para obtener más información sobre Familia Unida por favor contáctanos: 323.418.2667 o visite www.lovefamiliaunida.org hacer una diferencia positiva y donar a Familia Unida hoy!

Familia Unida Dedicates Monthly Support Group Meeting To Friend Rodney Glen King on June 29th

Familia Unida Dedicates Monthly Support Group Meeting To Friend Rodney Glen King on June 29th

Founder Irma Resendez celebrating love & friendship with Rodney Glen King at Familia Unida’s monthly gatherings.
LOS ANGELES, (June 22, 2012)- Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965-June 17, 2012) became famous and known throughout the world for being the alleged victim of police brutality by the Los Angeles Police Department on March 3, 1991.
“Rodney Glen King was a gentle humble spirit with a heart filled with compassion and love for humanity. I trust that he is at peace and at a better place. I will miss his laughter, hugs and smiles that he shared with his Familia Unida family. King looked forward to coming to Familia Unida’s Multiple Sclerosis monthly support group gatherings as a support to a friend whom has the diagnosis. “Rodney came because it was a place where he said he felt safe, loved and at home. I wish could be able to hear his voice and laughter one more time, I can not believe that he is gone”, said Irma Resendez, President of Familia Unida Living with MS.

Familia Unida remembers King as a friend and supporter of Familia Unida-United Family grass roots non-profit organization whereby Rodney participated with his long time friend Felicia. Rodney would share resources, tips for better health and always took part in the physical exercises that sometimes included dancing to the chicken dance, passing around the teddy bear to music in a circle with friends, and naturally if the teddy bear landed on his lap when the music stopped he enjoyed dancing and singing to everyone. Whenever he was away traveling he would come back with excitement to share of his experiences and would bring us literature that gave us insight to alternative treatments that he believed may help his friends living with MS and chronic illnesses. Rodney embraced the Familia Unida mission “provide unconditional love, hope and support to maximize the quality of life”.

Felicia Von-Deffner, shared, “I have known Glen like he preferred to be called, for over 35 years, since when he was a teenager and lived across the street from me. As my diagnosis of multiple sclerosis progressed, Glen would drive me to the Familia Unida monthly support group meetings whereby I have been a member for over 12 years. Glen always left the meetings by saying that he felt like he was with family, if we were all like Glen we would all get along, I do not have any words to express how I feel right now as I have not accepted that he is gone.”

On Friday June 29, Familia Unida will dedicate the Monthly support group meeting in honor of Rodney Glen King and remember his profound impact and desire to bring families and communities together. We will continue in his “Peace Legacy” and will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers. The monthly support group meeting will be held at the Garvey Community Center – 4108 East Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770. Funeral Services are scheduled on June 30, 2012., location to be determined.

About Familia Unida
Founded in the early 90’s by Irma Resendez in her living room (after her diagnosis of MS which left her paralyzed for almost a year), Familia Unida, e.g. Familia Unida Living with Multiple Sclerosis is the first bilingual English-Spanish multiple sclerosis non-profit organization in the United States. Today, serving thousand of individuals and families affected by multiple sclerosis and other chronic medical conditions in the greater Los Angeles area and making connections with families through out the country and beyond thanks to the internet. Familia Unida has evolved representing various cultures, serving individuals and families living with various medical conditions and disabilities. Some of the services include, monthly support group meetings, linkage to appropriate resources, showcasing community leaders, presentations and trainings from diverse expert speakers, assist individuals receiving SSI and SSDI benefits find employment through the Employment Service program and hosting community events such as the annual wheelchair wash. Primary goal is to uphold its solid commitment to offering innovative and comprehensive services that respect and value the diverse populations living with disabilities to maximize the quality of life. There are over 500,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the United States and over 200 individuals newly diagnosed every week. This census does not include the many that are misdiagnosed or not counted due to language and cultural barriers. Today, there is no cure. To learn more about Familia Unida please Contact us: 323-261-5565 or visit www.msfamiliaunida.org. Make a positive difference today!


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Wheelchair Wash this Sunday July 14th East Los Angeles Civic Center!

Familia Unida
You are not alone-No estas solo, About Familia Unida!

Mission:
“Provides unconditional Love, Hope, and Support to individuals and families living with MS and disabilities to maximize the quality of Life...”

Familia Unida Living with MS (FULWMS) was incorporated as a 501-c3 nonprofit in 1998 to provide unconditional love, hope, and support to those living with Multiple Sclerosis and other disabilities to help maximize their quality of life. Located in the heart of East Los Angeles FULWMS upholds its solid commitment to offer innovative and comprehensive services that respect and value the diverse populations through family centered service models and programs.

Familia Unida has a track record of success with purposeful clear outcomes that have gained National recognition for its service delivery model that is inclusive of various cultures and disabilities, with a focus in providing Health and Social Service and programs targeted to ethnic minority groups, especially the non-English, low-income, uninsured populations. This grass-roots nonprofit has established community partnerships with over 800 community based organizations, Regional Centers, healthcare providers, including Kaiser, Rancho Los Amigos,The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation,USC-Medical Center, White Memorial Medical Center, LA CARE, government, elected officials and especially with bridging relationships with the disabled community. Thank you