Sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence are important issues that are the cornerstone of services provided by Center for Community Solutions. Actor and former athlete, Terry Crews, is an advocate for the organization driven by his first-hand experience and was the guest speaker at their 18th Annual Tea and Tonic.
Families had the opportunity to participate in Easter egg hunt and photos with the guest of honor, the Easter Bunny, while also contributing to a great cause. Food, boutique shopping and crafts were part of the family friendly day. All proceeds raised by Miracle Babies Mexico were donated to the construction efforts for a newborn procedure room at the General Hospital of Tijuana.
San Ysidro Health Center recently opened their South Bay Family Health and Dental Center in National City. SYHC is committed to providing resources and making a difference in our community. The ribbon cutting ceremony allowed community members to celebrate and learn about the much needed health center.
Go Red for Women is committed to preventing heart disease and stroke through education and lifestyle changes. The Go Red for Women Luncheon seeks to garner support and funding to empower women to take charge of their health. Reena Horowitz and Giving Back Magazine’s Danitza Villanueva were Honorary Chairs.
Community leadership is fundamental to MABPA’s goals of improving local neighborhoods. The organization recognized their newly elected leadership who have dedicated their lives to inclusion and political empowerment at their Celebratory Public Official Reception. Attended by upstanding San Diegans including business and community leaders, school and water board trustees, and public officials, the ceremony was a night to remember.
The Salk Institute hosted A Spinal Cord Injury seminar on topics ranging from innovative approaches for promoting recovery to characterization of new cellular and molecular pathways related to spinal cord injury and function. Will Reeve, son of actor Christopher Reeve and the CEO of the Reeve Foundation, was among the many speakers and attendees discussing the future of treatments and research.
Red Binacional de Corazones, or International Network of Hearts, is a non-profit that provides support to children who have been victims of human trafficking. Their recent event, Cóctel de Bienvenida, honored the authorities who have contributed their resources to help end child trafficking. An elegant evening, the Cóctel de Bienvenida promoted their combined efforts to make a difference.
Recognizing female leadership and empowerment in the police force, the San Diego Police Foundation hosted their annual Women in Blue luncheon to honor their top female officers. The event recognized these women by showing the department’s appreciation for their trailblazing efforts and contributions to public safety, and inspired all in attendance by sharing the harrowing stories of this year’s honorees.
Students at Pacific Ridge School continue to support the A Million Knots School, for which they originally raised money to fund construction. Their fashion show fundraiser, Rajasthan Rising, was held to ensure that the school would continue to have financial resources after the students who started the original project graduated. A successful effort, these seniors leave behind a unique legacy. The show featured outfits designed by Pacific Ridge students and sewn by the students in India!