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Holiday Toy Drive Needs More Than 300 Toys for Delivery Dec 13-14

toys After filling food needs for 102 families for Thanksgiving with a total of 498 children and adults, For The Child now focuses on Toys for the holidays. “We have over 300 children who will otherwise not experience a visit from Santa this season,” explained Denise Dahlhausen, For The Child’s development director.

Cyclist Prepare For 2nd Annual Long Beach AIDS Ride

lb-aids-ride Bicyclists from greater Long Beach and throughout the South Bay are planning to ride for a cause in the 2nd annual Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR) on Nov. 15. Funds from the ride will benefit The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, and the C.A.R.E.

Free Health Screenings Available at St. Mary Medical Center’s Diabetes Walkathon

health-medical-screening Lace up your shoes, bring your friends, and join us for the third annual Diabetes Walkathon Health & Information Fair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Cabrillo High School. The fundraiser will take place around the high school track, 2001 Santa Fe Avenue, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Dine Out and Support St. Mary Medical Center’s C.A.R.E. Program

care-to-dine-2014 Michael Barber started out washing dishes at The Park Pantry at age 15. Throughout his career as cook, manager, bartender, and then as restaurateur at several food service establishments, he has stayed close to the community of Long Beach.

Winners of The Long Beach Great Sand Sculpture Contest Announced

sand-castle-contest On August 16-17, Rotaract Long Beach hosted the 82nd Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest, a free, two-day community festival featuring amateur and professional sand sculpting, arts and crafts, live music and charity fundraising.

Low Vision Center at St. Mary Medical Center Provides Access to Free Telephones

telephone If a friend of yours has limited vision, let him or her know that the Low Vision Center at St. Mary Medical Center will host topical lectures in September and provide access to free specialized telephones. The Low Vision Center provides free services to the Southern California community and helps children and adults enhance their vision to its fullest potential.

Rotaract Long Beach to Host Free Sand Sculpture Workshop

sand-sculpture-workshop Rotaract Long Beach will be hosting a free, public sand sculpture building workshop for the public at Granada Beach in Belmont Shore on Saturday, July 19th from 10:00am-2:00 pm. The workshop will be part of the Love Long Beach Festival hosted by Alfredo’s Beach Shack.

Local Charity Seeks Donations For Mother’s Day Gift Baskets

hoi-gift-basket This Mother’s Day, local non-profit The Heart of Ida will be delivering gift baskets, companionship, and joy to a percentage of Long Beach’s homebound senior citizens, many of whom are isolated and lonely – and they need your help!

St. Mary Medical Center Hosts Annual Body and Soul Event Today

dignity-health-st-mary St. Mary Medical Center will provide free health screenings and lectures on campus at the annual Body and Soul event today, Feb. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend the event in the Health Enhancement Center at St.

Dignity Health/St. Mary Medical Center and Two Local Schools Participate in The Great Kindness Challenge

kindness-challenge Students at Jane Addams Elementary School and David Starr Jordan High School, in conjunction with St. Mary Medical Center, will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge starting Monday and running through Friday.

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