Once again the streets of Downtown San Diego were filled with wonder, action and all things whimsical for Comic-Con International. With interactive exhibits, fan-made cosplay costumes that were almost exact replicas of the real characters, first-looks at up-and-coming seasons or sequels for everyone’s favorite franchises, and celebrity meet-and-greets, there was no shortage of awe-inspiring fun.
Famous for their expertise in fine jewelry and watches, CJ Charles Jewelers had a spectacular turnout at their recent grand opening event of elegant guests from both sides of the border. Their new store in Westfield UTC features beautifully crafted timepieces, jewelry and more to suit the fine tastes of their customers. Their breathtaking pieces are sure to mark a momentous occasion. Many pieces were tried on that night and went home with their new, proud owners!
During the Salk Women & Science at the Salk Institute, Salk Institute Professor Susan Kaech and Associate Professor Janelle Ayres shared their expertise on using microbes to boost the immune system and improve our health. The panel discussion and audience Q&A preceded a cocktail reception. Salk Women & Science is an ongoing program that engages women in the community with leaders in biological science and technology. Funds raised provide special awards to female scientists conducting high-risk research projects.
Nine Months Matter Coalition held their 1st annual Del Mar Derby Day Fashion Show Fundraiser and shopping boutique with breathtaking outfit options for Del Mar’s Opening Day. Proceeds benefitted the Math Interactive Learning Experience intervention program for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The event brought together involved and concerned women from throughout the county that are seeking to make a difference in the lives of children by educating on the dangers of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
The team of RE/MAX Clarity celebrated the Grand Opening of their second office in Terra Nova Plaza. RE/MAX is recognized for topping the charts across major metrics – total transactions, brand awareness and global presence just to name a few. Friends, family, clients and colleagues joined in the celebration which included tacos, face painting, photo booth, prizes and much more.
Casa Familiar recently hosted their 23rd annual Abrazo Awards Gala to help bring awareness to their mission which focuses on creating a space where learning and culture richness come together, encouraging others to #GiveLoveLearn. Supporters brought a new book to the event which was given to a San Ysidro child to help them learn and foster a passion for reading.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center shone bright at the 41st Haute with Heart Fashion Show. Not only did community members and guests enjoy a lovely reception, they stole the show during the runway fashion extravaganza! St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center has always been there to help its students work through the daily challenges of finding fulfillment and happiness; and battle obstacles such as prejudice, discrimination, and society’s misconceptions and this annual event is looked forward to by all!
Fashionable guests gathered in celebrating the outstanding steps Sharp Mary Birch Hospital has taken to improve care provided to women and newborns in the region at the Women’s Luncheon. To further support these initiatives that benefit babies everywhere, the event also served as a fundraiser for the Sharp Mary Birch Neonatal Research Institute and the Nemeth NICU Follow-Up Clinic.
From cats and dogs to guinea pigs and rabbits, 396 animals are in new loving homes after an incredible Clear the Shelters Day at San Diego Humane Society! When adopting an animal, the SDHS team took time to counsel potential adopters so they feel confident they are adopting the right pet for their home and are well-prepared to provide the care the individual animal needs, including the pet’s safety. We are so excited to see the animals were adopted into loving homes!
As a leading resource for philanthropy in San Diego, The Jewish Community Foundation hosted a breakfast to celebrate the families and individuals who have committed to keeping San Diego’s Jewish community strong for generations to come. Together they signed the Book of Life.