St. Mary Medical Center Sixth Annual C.A.R.E. to Dine Kickoff Celebration Announced

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St. Mary Medical Center’s C.A.R.E Program co-chairs announced Monday the Kickoff Celebration for the Sixth Annual C.A.R.E. to Dine fundraiser, which will take place at the Long Beach Museum of Art on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

According to co-chairs Jay Villarreal and John Blasco, guests will enjoy ocean views, live jazz, signature cocktails, appetizers, and celebrate 26 years of what has been called the “gold standard” in HIV care.

A suggested donation of $25 will be requested at the door. Complimentary admission to the Long Beach Museum of Art and valet parking is included. C.A.R.E. 21 members, C.A.R.E. to Dine participating restaurant owners/managers, C.A.R.E. hosts (individuals and organizations that sign up to host parties on C.A.R.E. to Dine day) will receive two free admissions.

C.A.R.E to Dine is a one-day fundraiser, scheduled this year for Thursday, September 27, 2012, that brings local restaurants and diners together to raise money for the only comprehensive HIV care program in Long Beach and the South Bay. Those who care about fighting AIDS locally, simply dine with their friends at participating restaurants and 20% of their tab will be donated to the C.A.R.E. Program. Restaurants include:

  • Alegria Cocina Latina
  • Café Piccolo
  • Christy’s on Broadway
  • Gaucho Grill
  • George’s Greek Café on Pine
  • Hamburger Mary’s
  • Kafe Neo
  • La Strada
  • L’Opera
  • Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
  • Magic Lamp Grill
  • Michael’s on Naples Ristorante
  • Naples Rib Company
  • The Original Park Pantry
  • Paradise Piano Bar
  • The Pizza Place & Garden Café
  • The Silver Fox

The final roster of C.A.R.E. to Dine restaurants will be announced at the kickoff event. It is also available online at Restaurants owners/managers who wish to participate in C.A.R.E. to Dine 2012 may contact Jay Villarreal at (562) 624-4987 or John Blasco at (562) 624-4915.

About St. Mary Medical Center
St. Mary Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health, has provided quality healthcare in Long Beach and the surrounding area since 1923. With more than 600 physicians, 1,456 employees and 389 patient beds, St. Mary is committed to providing a unique balance of leading edge technology while ensuring dignity and compassionate care of body, mind and spirit to the community it serves. For more information, please visit us at

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