Latino Life

March 27, 2009 12:06:21 PM PDT
March 15, 2009ABC30 looks into the need for bone marrow donors.

Every day, approximately 6,000 people search the national bone marrow registry looking for a donor who may potentially save their life. The chances of finding a match are much higher for Caucasians, who make up 73-percent of those registered. All other ethnic groups combined make-up only 27 percent. One Valley man is hoping the Latino community will come forward to help him and others like him, increase their chance for survival. Hear his story.

Hear from members of the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society and the Central California Blood Center.

Bone marrow drives: - Saturday, march 28th, between 12 and 4 p-m at Kerman High School.

- On Sunday, March 29th another bone marrow drive will be held at the fire station on Pollasky Street in Clovis, from 11 am to 3pm.

In addition, Latino Life looks into the childhood obesity problem.

The Fresno Parks and Recreation Department is tackling the problem with their summer "Lifestyle and Fitness Camp" and the Fresno County Library has a new program for kids called "Fit for Life."

Guests include members of Fresno PARCS and the Fresno County Library.

Latino life also showcases the work of Marcos Dorado.

The Latino artist has a new exhibit called "100 Faces of Fresno." The entire collection will be on exhibit from August 13th thru September 24th at Arte Americas.

Breast cancer is now the leading cause of cancer-related death among Latinas. This episode of Latino Life gives highlights of a recent conference at Fresno State designed to change that. Performers acted out what a typical visit to the doctor is like for a woman seeking a breast exam. It's part of the "Latinas Empowered for Action Conference."

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