It might sound easy to say that we are celebrating 40 years of services, but thinking about what that really means is a different story. I have been working for this organization for the last 9 years, and I can only think about the good that NCFH has spread during all these years. I have been fortunate enough to be able to work directly with Promotores and meet farmworkers everywhere I go. What they do to improve the health of their communities with the support we provide makes me feel proud. It makes me think that the work we do is really meaningful.
But NCFH’s good has also reached me. I work as a health educator. Day in and day out I read about different health issues and one thing that has always stayed with me is how important exercise is for our health. In other words, my work has had a big influence on how I view exercise today. This year, I joined the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run Adventure. Two hundred and fifty teams ran 178 miles around Lake Tahoe. This natural beuty is located between the States of Nevada and California. Each team had 12 runners and ours ran this wonderful loop of beauty and challenges in 31:49 minutes. It was a great adventure that I dedicate with my heart to NCFH in its 40th anniversary!
De mí parte y de parte de mi familia les deseamos felicidades y muchos años más de éxitos!
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NCFH proudly present this year's artist, Erin Brady Worsham. At the age of 36, Erin was diagnosed with amyotrophic lacteral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. In the summer of 1999, a software program that allows her communication devices to interface with her computer and move the mouse, allowed her to began reclaiming her art by operating the computer and composing her pictures with a switch taped between her eyebrows. Her work has now been seen in exhibits around the United States, Canada, and Australia. Worsham has participated in disability arts festivals and exhibits around the world and has received several awards. To learn more about Erin, click here.
Take a look at this video of how Erin created her NCFH art piece titled Tender Strength, which is available for sale. A limited number of fine art prints, posters, and greeting cards are still available. The proceeds benefit the NCFH Migrant Health Scholarship Fund. Awards will be made next year based on the volume of sales from this year.
This year, NCFH had the privilege of providing scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to eight community and migrant health center staff members. Four out of the eight recipients are former farmworkers!
The National Center for Farmworker Health
Improving health care access for one of America's most vulnerable populations