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Downtown Kids To Be Included In National Children's Study

By Susana Benavidez
Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at 03:47PM
Grand Hope Park Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Grand Hope Park

On Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 from 11AM-12PM a clown and face painter will be coming to Grand Hope Park and if you have a kid and live Downtown, you have a free ticket in!

A portion of Downtown Los Angeles has been randomly selected to participate in the National Children’s Study, the largest child health study in the United States. The study aims to follow over 100,000 children throughout the country for a period of over 20 years to study the effects of physical environment on the child’s health and development.

Celia Brugman, Senior Community Liasion for the National Children's Study – LAVSC UCLA School of Public Health, contacted me through Downtown L.A. Parents in July to inquire about children and families living in downtown Los Angeles. Celia noted that the staff was worried about whether there were enough or any children living in the downtown area; luckily for her there are more than enough kids running around our urban neighborhood. Celia would like to introduce herself and the study to the community and provide information to those families who will be receiving a letter of invitation in the mail in November.

The clown and face painter will be on hand at Grand Hope Park this Saturday to coincide with the weekly play dates of the Downtown L.A. Parents group. Click here for more information on the study.

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