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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 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 for a child in need, eyeglasses for a child in need, dental care for a child in need, or Mobile Dental Clinic sponsorship for a child.  Please contact Teresa or Jan at Young & Healthy at 626-795-5166 or by email at or

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“Teeny Teeth” is Back in Action!

Another school year has begun and so has the “Teeny Teeth” pre-K dental program, a community outreach effort between Young & Healthy and the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.  Dr. Julie Jenks and her third-year dental students provide dental screenings for Pasadena area pre-K students and Young & Healthy follows-up with those who show signs of cavities or need to be seen by a dentist immediately.  This is community partenership at its best!

Carnevale – A Night of Mystery and Revelry

It was an evening to remember as more than 200 guests enjoyed “Carnevale” at Young & Healthy’s recent gala event on January 26th at Pandora on Green. The evening raised approximately $170,000 to further the mission of Young & Healthy providing access to high-quality health care, health education and prevention care for the underserved children in the greater Pasadena area.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California was the recipient of the J. Donald Thomas Award. Kaiser has been a strong supporter of Young & Healthy since 1996, providing over $300,000 in grants and donations. Kaiser Permanent Southern California physicians and employees have also donated their time and talents by participating in Young & Healthy’s outreach programs.

“We are extremely grateful for all who donated, either through attending the gala, serving on the committee, donating to the auction or assisting in other ways to make this night a success and to help us to continue to serve the children in our community,” stated Mary Donnelly-Crocker, executive director.

Event Co-chair Laura Unanue and the dedicated committee organized a superb evening that included live and silent auctions, dancing and a lovely dinner.

The 2013 gala committee included Carol An, Annie Brose, Michele Canon, Jan Cantwell, Allison Dietrick, Ann Gluck, Juliette Harrhy, Wende Headley, Caroline Howell, Nobu Junge, Melissa Lorenz, Angela Mavridis, Harper McDonald, Andrea Patzakis, Laura Unanue, and Michele Waller.