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Police & Fire Games in Ontario to Benefit Casa Colina

Police & Fire Games in Ontario to Benefit Casa Colina

Several events, activities and vendor exhibits to raise proceeds for Casa Colina, American Red Cross and other area law enforcement and firefighter nonprofits

POMONA, Calif., June 2, 2011 - Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation in Pomona and the American Red Cross and are the official charities of the Western States Police & Fire Games, but several area police and fire nonprofits will also benefit from the event.

Casa Colina will be participating in the event's Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 5 pm and on Wednesday, June 8 from 2 to 5 pm at the Ontario Convention Center located at 200 East Convention Center Way. The event will offer free health and safety education, free health screenings, adult CPR certification, and free disaster starter kits.

Net proceeds from the event, including the Harley Davidson Raffle, the Chili Cook Off and other scheduled activities will benefit Casa Colina and the American Red Cross.

About Casa Colina

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation is well known for its strong and dedicated commitment to the healing process of our wounded military, police and fire personnel with brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, orthopedic and respiratory conditions, as well as those with multiple trauma, neurological diseases, wounds and burns.

Casa Colina began in 1936 in Chino under the leadership of its founder Frances Eleanor "Mother" Smith and neighboring physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children afflicted with polio. In the late 1950s when polio was at epidemic proportions, a plan was developed to build a new hospital in Pomona where children could be cared for by experienced medical professionals. In 1960, the new hospital was completed and after the introduction of the polio vaccine, Casa Colina refocused its medical and physical rehabilitation services to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities. In recent years, it has rebuilt and renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to include a state of the art rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, transitional living center, children's center, adult day health care, imaging, surgery center, and other specialized services. An outpatient satellite center is also located in Azusa, CA. For more information, please visit