Get Healthy 2012

GHP 2012 Cover

Free screenings (for  maladies in the list below) were provided to over 2,000 men and women on June 2, 2012 at the Get Healthy Pasadena health conference:

  • Prostate
  • Cholesterol
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Dental
  • Diabetes
  • Eye Care (Vision)
  • Hearing
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke Carotid Artery
  • while enjoying great food and entertainment


9:00 am – Opening
10:00 am – Colon, Colorectal Cancer
11:00 am – Men’s Prostate Health
1:00 pm – Anti-Aging Strategies for Men and Women over 40
2:00 pm – Reducza su Riesgo de Diabetes
3:00 pm – Diabetes Forum
4:00 pm – Tribute to Barbara Morrison

Scroll through the list of speakers to the right to locate the time and topic that is most informative for you.
Men !!! Be aware that some speaker sessions are for MEN ONLY. Your very sensitive health issues will be discussed and questions will be answered by and among other MEN.


Opening Speaker:

speaker-dr-walshEric Walsh, MDlogo
9:00 AM  in the Pasadena Center

Dr. Walsh is the Director of Public Health for the City of Pasadena. He is currently the President of the Academy of Preventative Medicine. He collaborates with many grassroot organizations in Southern California to improve the health of at-risk populations.

Colon and Colorectal Cancer:

Don’t be Embarrassed to Save Your Life.


Petar Vukasin, MDsponsor-dignity-health
10:00 AM  in the  Pasadena Center
Dr. Vukasin has 20 years of specialization in the medical practice and research of colorectal diseases. Dr. Vukasin’s clinical practice is based at Glendale Memorial Hospital, where he has served as Chief of Surgery, Member of the Community Board, and Chief of The Medical Staff. With awareness and screening, Colon Cancer, the 3rd most common cancer in the United States , is preventable, treatable and beatable.

speaker-dr-ashing-gawiKimlin Tam Ashing-Giwa, MDsponsor-city-of-hope-sm
10:00 AM  in the Pasadena Center
Dr. Ashing-Giwa, a professor and director of the Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education at City of Hope, is also a notable leader in examining issues surrounding cancer, quality of life and survivorship. Currently she is developing and implementing  community participatory interventions to reduce the risk and burden of chronic illness.

Men’s Prostate Health:

speaker-dr-yamazonJonathan Lim Yamzon, MDsponsor-city-of-hope-sm
11:00 AM  in the Pasadena Center
Dr. Yamazon is a Surgeon, a Urology and Urological Oncology specialist, and a clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at City of Hope.



sponsor-city-of-hope-smBertram Yuh, MD
11:00 AM  in the Pasadena Center
Dr. Yuh is Staff Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery for Urology and Oncology at City of Hope.

Anti-Aging Strategies for Men and Women Over 40:

speaker-dr-jaymeJayme Hirashikisponsor-ziquin
1:00 PM  in the Pasadena Center
Ms. Hirashiki is a health educator, nutritional researcher and President of Ziquin Educational Group. She directs a team of top specialists to formulate dietary supplements that support healthy aging of the body. In addition, Jayme educates people on how nutritional science can be utilized for health, happiness, and longevity. Jayme’s oldest client is a spunky woman who is 100 years old.

Heart Disease:

speaker-dr-sweBeauty Min-Khin-Myo Swe, MHCP_Logo
2:00 PM  in the Pasaden Center
Dr. Beauty Min-Khin-Myo Swe practices internal medicine and is a HealthCare Affiliated Physician. Dr. Swe loves helping her patients and has been involved in charitable medical projects. She believes in education and encourages patients to discuss any of their concerns. In addition to English, Dr. Swe speaks Burmese


speaker-dr-avinaMaria J. Avina,  RN, BSN, CDE
Reducza su Riesgo de Diabetes 
(Spanish presentation)
2:00 PM  in the Pasadena Center
Maria is a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator in the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at The City of Hope National Medical Center.  She has over 13 years experience in extensive diabetes management, serving diabetic patients of all age groups in hospitals and clinics.

Diabetes Forum:

speaker-dr-frederickAdam Randall Frederick, MDHCP_Logo
3:00 PM  in the Pasadena Center
Dr. Frederick is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is also an affiliate with HealthCare Partners. He is an empathetic doctor who takes the time to explain his diagnoses and the care his patients will receive. Dr. Frederick appreciates the outdoors and enjoys hiking and visiting the country’s National Parks whenever possible.

speaker-dr-avina Maria J. Avina,  RN, BSN, CDEsponsor-city-of-hope-sm
(English presentation)
3:00 PM  in the Pasadena Center
Maria is a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator in the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at The City of Hope National Medical Center.  She has over 13 years experience in extensive diabetes management, serving diabetic patients of all age groups in hospitals and outpatient centers.

Franco Reynaada_logo
3:00 PM  in the Pasadena Center
Franko is an Assistant Director of The American Diabetes Association (“ADA”). He spearheads various diabetes outreach and education efforts for Latinos in the Los Angeles Area under the ADA’s Por Tu Familia Program.


Get Healthy Pasadena 2012 Sponsors






2012 Food Court Sponsors

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Premier West EnterprisesPremiere West Enterprises provided musical entertainment from 10:00 am  through 5:00 pm.

A variety of music from Smooth Jazz, Rhythm and  Blues to was played on stage and in the park. There was DRUM CIRCLE around the Vietnam  Veteran’s Memorial, followed by a Saxophone CIRCLE near the stage; both featuring many local musicians ranging in age from teens to well above teens.  PWE strives to bring the best local talent that accommodates the most Diverse audience. Enjoy Allan Wasserman with guest vocalist Viva Vinson.