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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic to unveil Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Unit

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January 6, 2017

Mobile medical unit to provide medical care for area residents

SUNNYSIDE – Next week, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC), Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest, and McDonald’s of Yakima And Kittitas Counties are unveiling a second Ronald McDonald Care Mobile unit, to help bring care to patients in the community. Last year 3,533 students from 31 elementary and middle schools visited the first Care Mobile unit.

The unveiling is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 14, at McDonald’s, located at 2200 Yakima Valley Hwy in Sunnyside.

The Care Mobile unit provides dental screenings and medical exams during the school year and provides sports physicals, childhood immunizations and flu shots for children. In addition, staff take the unit to various events throughout the County. “We pride ourselves in reaching out to our communities and teaching children and their families about good health at community and school events,” Lisa Campbell-John, YVFWC program director said. “The goal is to empower them to make informed decisions about their own healthcare.”

Present at the unveiling will be McDonalds of Yakima And Kittitas Counties owners, Greg and Jan Luring, as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities Members: Mike Forness – Executive Director; Sam Higgins – Past Board Chair; Bill Aoyama – Board Member; Tom Lavagetto – new Board Chair as of Jan. 1, 2017; and Lisa Toomey – Director of Programs.

Tours of the Care Mobile unit will be provided to interested attendees.

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About Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides comprehensive medical, dental, and social services for more than 141,000 people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic employs 1,390 full-time staff and more than 600 part-time staff, medical residents, dental residents, students and volunteers. Facilities: 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, 57 programs. Locations: Washington State clinics are located in Grandview, Prosser, Pasco, Spokane, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Walla Walla and Wapato. In Oregon, clinics are located in Hermiston, Portland, Salem and Woodburn. Visit: www.yvfwc.com

About RMHC of the Inland Northwest: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest (RMHC InNW) provides temporary lodging, comfort and support for families with children accessing medical services in Spokane, and supports related efforts to improve children’s health in our region.