City of Hope’s Health Justice Council is hosting the inaugural Dine In for Health Justice, this October a month-long virtual event designed as a CALL TO ACTION to help raise awareness and funds for crucial health care issues facing communities of color. This event will go on throughout the month of October and the Dine In encourages friends and family to organize virtual dine-in parties where participants are asked to contribute equal to or greater than what they would spend dining out.
Anyone can hold a virtual Dine-In! Upon registering to host a meal, hosts will receive a brief video to play for their guests with crucial information from City of Hope. The video will feature words from co-chairs Cheryl Boone Isaacs (CBI Enterprises and former President of AMPAS), Spectrum News anchor Giselle Fernandez, actor/philanthropist/restaurateur Danny Trejo as well as City of Hope’s Dr. Rick Kittles and personal testimonials from Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.
Others involved include model/actress Beverly Johnson, and “L.A.’s Finest” actor, Melvin Robert. Those serving on the Host Committee include EGOT actress Rita Moreno, actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Grammy songwriter Kuk Harrell, producer Reuben Cannon and others in the industry.
“Wellness through Education” is more than a company slogan, but a lifestyle that can be taught to any individual who is willing to learn and apply our simple but life changing methods for a healthier wellbeing.
City of Hope – which has existed for 107 years and is the leading cancer hospital in the West — is working to ensure health equity and justice in medical research, clinical trials, and precision medicine. National statistics have consistently revealed health inequalities in hospitals and health systems around the country. Mortality rates in the Black community exceed Caucasians by 40% for cerebrovascular disease, 13% for cancer and diabetes is an epidemic in the LatinX community. It’s estimated that more than one out of 10 people over the age of 20 has diabetes.
Please also see the breakthrough research that City of Hope is doing right now:https://www.cityofhope.org/breakthroughs/report-on-cancer-disparities-reveals-harsh-truths