Category: News

Thank you for your support, Pasadena Community Foundation!

Young & Healthy is extremely grateful for a grant from the unrestricted funds of the Pasadena Community Foundation, made possible by generous donors since 1953.

The Pasadena Community Foundation is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1953, the Foundation works with donors to establish charitable funds and supports nonprofit organizations through a variety of grant making programs.

2015 Mobile Dental Clinic

MCF_8142 resized MCF_8176 resized MCF_7979 resized MCF_7883 resizedYoung & Healthy sponsored the Mobile Dental Clinic from February 27- March 6 this year.  The mobile dental vans from USC rolled in and set up shop at Eliot Middle School in order to provide services to 107 needy Pasadena area children.  On Friday, all of the children received a screening and a dental treatment plan for the coming week.  On Saturday each child had a complete dental cleaning.  During the rest of the following week, each child had multiple appointments in order to complete their treatment plan.

Many thanks to Young & Healthy’s financial sponsors for the clinic, The Patron Saints Foundation and the Lions Club Memorial Trust.  Thank you also to all our volunteers, including National Charity League Pasadena volunteers, who helped entertain the young patients who awaited their appointments, as well as Panda Cares, who donated and served a delicious lunch to all dentists, volunteers and patients and their families.

“Sunset on the Serengeti” Roaring with Fun

On January 24, 2015, over two-hundred guests enjoyed an evening on the serengeti  at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in support of Young & Healthy.  In tribal and bush attire, guests gathered for cocktails and a silent auction before entering the African Mammal Hall for a delicious Moroccan dinner and an exciting live auction. A long-time friend and supporter of Young & Healthy, Allen W. Mathies, Jr., M.D. was honored with the annual J. Donald Thomas Award, while tribute was paid to Chris and John Bicos, of Bicos Hospitality Group, as they accepted the inaugural Alliance Award for their contributions and efforts to help care for the children of Young & Healthy.  What a fantastic night of food, friends, fundraising and continued hope for the underserved children of the Pasadena community who need healthcare services!

See additional photos from Nick Bosweel Photography here:  https://www.facebook.com/119916854746391/photos/a.810036992401037.1073741862.119916854746391/810037195734350/?type=1

20150124_18363820150124_185135

2015 Gala--Serengeti 042

 

Young & Healthy Holiday Cards for SALE!

Give the gift of health this holiday season with Young & Healthy’s holiday cards…a compassionate way to show your support for a child in need.  We offer four beautiful hand-drawn designs on 5×7 heavy cardstock.  They are blank inside for your personal message, include the Young & Healthy mission statement on the back and come with a white envelopes.  Cards are $1 each OR you may wish to give an alternative gift to friends or family by making a donation.  Donations in any amount are welcome and we can give you an insert for each gift, representing either medication, eyeglasses, dental care, or Mobile Dental Clinic for a child. Please contact Teresa or Jan at Young & Healthy at 626-795-5166 or by email at teresa@yhpasadena.org or jan@yhpasadena.org.

Christmas tree artwork

Scan of Candy Cane

Scan of Minora & Angels

Young & Healthy Honors Kevin Lake, M.D. – Healing Hearts Across Borders

Young & Healthy is honored to have had Kevin Lake, M.D. as our very first specialty volunteer doctor.  It was October of 1990 when Young & Healthy was just a few weeks old.  Kevin volunteered to care for our asthmatic clients…he was a gifted and generous soul!  Today his legacy continues in Pasadena and Mexico!!  Please watch the following video to learn more.