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IEHP partners with IEDC to stage Disabilities Expo, featuring Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham and Lauren Potter, star of 'Glee'

Saturday, October 22, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4
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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) continues empowering people with disabilities to live independently by helping stage the Inland Empire Disabilities Expo, set for Saturday, October 22 at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.    

This year's Expo entertainment features extreme wheelchair athlete, Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham performing his jaw-dropping wheelchair back flip. Lauren Potter, star of the musical comedy-drama Glee, the popular Fox TV series that ran for six seasons, will make a celebrity guest appearance. Outside the spotlight, she advocates for people with intellectual disabilities through various organizations, such as Best Buddies International.

The Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC) presents the Expo, touted as the only one of its kind in the Inland Empire. A larger venue will accommodate more than 170 exhibitors showcasing more products and services. Topics include health, housing, transportation, employment, assistive technology and more. The event is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees, including people with disabilities of all ages, their families, caregivers and service providers.  

"As an innovative health plan and leader in accessible health care, IEHP is extremely proud to participate in the Expo," said Dr. Brad Gilbert, IEHP chief executive officer. "We fully support this unique event, because of the many ways it empowers persons with disabilities to live independently."

Aiming to better serve people with disabilities, Inland Empire Health Plan led the way in the creation of the IEDC in 2006. Today, the IEDC has grown to include over 400 organizations from San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. With support from this network, the IEDC brings the Expo to the community, promoting equal opportunity, universal access and full participation of people with disabilities.

For more information on this free event or to register to attend, visit IEDisabilitiesExpo.com.

IEHP, Inland Empire Health Plan, is a not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. With a network of over 5,000 providers and more than 1,800 employees, IEHP serves nearly 1.25 million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare), or the Healthy Kids Program. Through a dynamic partnership with providers, award-winning service and innovative products, IEHP is fully committed to providing members with quality, accessible and wellness based healthcare services.www.iehp.org.

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/iehp-partners-with-iedc-to-stage-disabilities-expo-featuring-aaron-wheelz-fotheringham-and-lauren-potter-star-of-glee-300349320.html

SOURCE Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)

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