Monday, August 15, 2011

Bayview gets healthier at SECF

The Southeast Community Facility Commission's 4th Annual Family Health Fair was Saturday September 24th.  As in past years, healthy food, health care advice, children’s gardening activities and entertainment filled the Southeast Community Facility, one of Bayview's cornerstone public buildings.

Young artists awarded for Shipyard arts project
Louise C. Jones, Catherine Sneed, and Jeffrey Betcher received Lifetime Achievement Awards for service to the education and wellness of all those living in Bayview Hunters Point.

The Family Health Fair is a family-oriented event organized by the Southeast Community Facility Commission in partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco Unified School District, and many businesses, community-based organizations, and concerned citizens from Bayview Hunters Point.

“Obesity, diabetes and asthma can be stopped if our families and community stand together,” stated Commissioner Louise C. Jones, organizing committee chair.

Why they do it:  People living in Bayview Hunters Point live on average 14 fewer years than those who live on Russian Hill, according to

The Southeast Community Facility is located at 1800 Oakdale Ave. For more information, contact Francis Starr or Carla Vaughn at 415.821.1534.

Commission President Willie B. Kennedy presented lifetime achievement awards to Catherine Sneed (with Garden Project youth), Jeffrey Betcher (Quesada Gardens Initiative) and Louise Jones (SF schools teacher and principle).

Antoine Moore spreads wellness

The Red Cross was a huge contributor

Patricia Grey, SFUSD, promotes education

Event sponsors put presence alongside contributions

Martin Baro Scholars observe Bayview social justice in action

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