Stroke Foundation returns with free health clinics April 25

DOWNEY – The RTH Stroke Foundation will be bringing its stroke education back to the Rio Hondo Event Center, Tuesday, April 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

This event will be a free blood pressure clinic and health fair, presented by the “Diane Manarino Memorial Fund”. To register, call (888) 794-9466 or sign-up online at

Early registrants will have the opportunity of receiving additional free health screenings.
Diane Manarino (1957-2016) unexpectedly suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke which ultimately caused her passing on June 30, 2016. Diane was 59 years old at the time of her passing. 

She was an avid runner and in great shape, but she ignored the challenge of managing her stress and high blood pressure.  Diane lost her life to a senseless death that could have been prevented. It’s reported that 83 million Americans have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, and that number continues to rise.  

The “Diane Manarino Memorial Fund” has been set-up by the RTH Stroke Foundation to raise awareness of the serious threat that high blood pressure and stress can pose. The fund has enabled the foundation to reach out and educate the public while offering medical support and advice to those that may not have access to health care or means to control this preventable disease.  

This free event will spotlight maintaining and controlling blood pressure. There will be a presentation given by Dr. Nerses Sanossian, Clinical Scholar of the University of Southern California’s KECK Medical Center. Following the presentation, free blood pressure screenings will be given to all attendees, and those who register early will have the opportunity to receive additional cholesterol/glucose or carotid artery screenings. 

Medical professionals will also be available to meet with attendees one-on-one to discuss screenings results, medication and treatment options, and follow-up care. 

This event is in partnership with the RTH Stroke Foundation, The Roxanna Todd Hodges Comprehensive Stroke Clinic and TIA Program of USC, Diane Manarino Memorial Fund, The Downey Patriot, PIH Downey, and the Rio Hondo Event Center.