Gayle Anderson was live in East Los Angeles with a preview of the YOUTH FISHING DERBY. This event is Saturday, May 15th, 2010.

It's it day of FREE fun:
You can register from 8a.m. until 9a.m.
The fishing derby is from 9a.m. To 1p.m.
There will be prizes and raffles from 2p.m. until 3p.m.

This is a FREE event for children age 15 or younger, with equipment (rods, reels, tackle, and bait) provided for those who don't have their own, as well as assistance for those who want it, and lunch. Anyone age 16 or older is required to have a valid California State Fishing License, and pole rentals require a valid driver license.

For more information, contact:
YOUTH FISHING DAY
Art Gomez
Lincoln Park
3501 Valley Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90031
1-213-847-1726

The young people fishing with Gayle were from the WHITE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER CLEFT PALATE PROGRAM.

White Memorial Medical Center provides general and advanced specialty care for children from birth through adolescence. They specialize in pediatric cardiology, neurology, surgery, diabetes, asthma, allergies and opthalmology, as well as general pediatrics.

The hospital has one of the area's only Pediatric Intensive Care units, with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as one of the region's only Level III Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units (NICU) for severely sick or premature babies. Many hospitals in the region refer pediatric patients who need specialty pediatric care to White Memorial for advanced treatments.

White Memorial also provides a specialized CLEFT PALATE PROGRAM, available to all children, including those with great financial need. Their sophisticated treatments and state-of-the-art equipment are combined with experienced staff (many of whom speak Spanish). The 30-bed inpatient Pediatrics Unit features a warm, colorful playroom for children who are hospitalized and accommodations for a parent to sleep overnight in their child's room.

Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate are fissures in the upper lip and the palate (the bony plate at the roof of the mouth). They often occur together, and are caused by incomplete closing of the two sides of the face in the developing embryo. They are one of the most common problems found in newborns; more than 5,000 babies are born with cleft lip and/or palate each year in the U.S. The malformation can only be treated with surgeries and therapy. Left untreated, children with cleft lip or palate can suffer life-long handicaps including severe facial deformities, chronic dental and hearing problems and even malnutrition.