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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.

Daisy Troop 1431 Supports Young & Healthy

Big hugs go out to Daisy Troop 1431 for their donation to Y&H. They got to participate in a fun site visit to our offices here and learned more about our mission to help kids in Pasadena stay healthy. Way to go girls!


Poker With Purpose-A Great Success!

Friends of Young & Healthy gathered on Friday, June 15 for a night of Texas Hold Em Poker. After many rounds and fierce competition, Dr. Kenneth Yamanaka, also Young & Healthy’s first volunteer dentist, was crowned Poker Champion of the night! Thanks to everyone who participated!


18th Annual USC Mobile Dental Clinic

The 18th annual USC Mobile Dental Clinic completed another successful week of dental care during the first week of March.  One hundred twenty low-income, uninsured children were signed up for several appointments throughout the week to receive teeth cleaning, x-rays, fillings, extractions, and other dental procedures.  Young & Healthy was happy to host the clinic on the John Muir High School campus where Young & Healthy is located.

On  Saturday March 3, community organizations (including Pasadena Community Urgent Care, Care 1st, Pasadena Public Health Department, CalFresh, Planned Parenthood, Network for a Healthy California, Huntington Hospital, Bill Moore Clinic, and Azusa Pacific University) provided clinic attendees with the opportunity to receive free health and nutrition information, blood pressure and glucose tests, flu shots, and more.

Panda Cares generously donated 500 meals for Mobile Dental Clinic volunteers, staff, families and children for lunch that day.  Young & Healthy is so appreciative of all of the community and foundation sponsors (The Patron Saints Foundation, and the Pasadena Children’s Guild) who made possible the success of the Mobile Dental Clinic!