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Free Healthcare Event Serves Thousands and Makes History

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Remember when Remote Area Medical (RAM) -- a Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that traditionally provided free healthcare to poorer countries around the world -- delivered 14,000 free healthcare services to over 6,400 people over eight days, in Los Angeles last year?

Well they're back in Los Angeles this week, and making history. Today marks the first day of a seven day free healthcare event, the largest event of its kind, and the 601st Remote Area Medical free clinic. Two days ago, over 5,000 people lined up outside the LA Sports Arena, camped out overnight, to secure their place for wristbands for healthcare appointments. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28th, the the last 1,200 wristbands will be distributed to those desiring healthcare, dental, and vision checkups.