ANAHEIM, CA – On June 1, the Founding Partners the City of Anaheim, Anekant Community Center, and GBS Linens, Inc., hosted a highly successful Eighth Annual Free Anaheim Health Fair at the Anaheim Convention Center, here which saw more than 900 people take advantage of the services provided.
The idea of bringing a “free” health fair to the City of Anaheim was first proposed in 2007 to Former Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Harry Sidhu by Pravin Mody - Founder and Chairman of Anaheim-based GBS Linens, Inc., and Dr. Nitin Shah in association with Anekant Community Center. This formed the groundwork for what has now become an important annual event in the City of Anaheim. Co-Chairs for this year’s health fair were once again Anaheim City Council Members Jordan Brandman and Gail Eastman.
Shah said, “Why do free health fairs? Because health is the best wealth one can ever have. And, why volunteer? Because real happiness comes from helping a stranger.” Mody and Sidhu, expressed their “very special thanks” to all who continue to ensure the continuation of this important community event. During a Special Recognition Program, key partners and sponsors were acknowledged and thanked: Founding Partner City of Anaheim; Founding Partner Anekant Community Center; Grand Sponsor GBS Linens, Inc.; Event Partner Lestonnac Free Clinic; AltaMed; Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center; Anaheim Fire & Rescue; Anaheim Public Utilities; Anaheim Resort Transportation; Angels™ Baseball; ARAMARK, C2Reprographics; CalOptima; CARE Ambulance; FREEMAN; Jean and Bill O’Connell; Kaiser Permanente®; Dr. Jasvant Modi; Mohammad Abdo dba Hot 7 Wholesale; Newman Garrison + Partners; Orange County Vector Control; Orange County Water District; Orin Abrams/THE CLUBHOUSE at Anaheim Hills Golf Course; Republic Services; Sarva Mangal Family Trust; Southern California Tamil Organization; UC Irvine Health; Watt Companies; West Anaheim Medical Center; Veda Circle; Yellow Cab of Greater Orange County.
Council Member Brandman stated that “it was an honor to once again Co-Chair this year’s event with Council Member Gail Eastman promoting health and well-being in the community at the wonderful new location of the Anaheim Convention Center.” Council Member Eastman described “how this remarkable event has helped so many.” Anekant Community Center President Kantilal Shah also discussed upcoming medical camps which the group will be working on this year. Main volunteers included Dipak Patel; Siva Subramanium; Deepak (DJ) Jhaveri; Arun Arya; Niranjan Bhatt; Bala Palanisamy; Karen Dennis; Jon Gilwee; Subbu Shanmugham; Purnima Karia; Adhir Shah; Viren Shah; Dr. Ramesh Kothari; Kumar Natarajan; Deepak and Harsha Shah.