SPOKANE, Washington (September 17, 2016) —Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC (PAML) will celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture as an Esmeralda Sponsor of Fiesta Spokane, a family-friendly festival featuring health and education fairs, Latin entertainment, food, and a children’s carnival. Fiesta Spokane will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 in downtown Spokane, with the Encanto Gala Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 8.

Hosted by the Latino Hope Foundation (LHF), Fiesta Spokane recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15 to October 15, 2016. In its third year, the festival boasts live Mariachi and salsa bands, a health and education fair, Folkloric dancers, a Half Marathon/10K/5K run, and the Encanto Gala Dinner and Auction. LHF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to highlight and celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions that Latinos have made in our communities.

All proceeds from Fiesta Spokane events support the LHF scholarship fund to financially support Latino students attending Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University, Washington State University-Spokane, Spokane Falls Community College, and Spokane Community College.

“PAML is proud to support a program that not only educates on the diversity of our community, but that provides local scholarship opportunities to future generations,” Dr. Francisco Velázquez, President and CEO– PAML.