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Padres Pedal the Cause Presents Check to Local Researchers

San Diego Charity News for March 6, 2017

Padres Pedal the Cause

Padres Pedal the Cause presented a check for $2,031,989 to researchers from Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. A check presentation ceremony was held on Feb. 16 with beneficiary representatives present. The funds represent the total amount raised by the organization’s 2016 cycling event last November. All expenses were paid by contributions of sponsors including the Koman Family Foundation, BD, Sempra Energy, Wells Fargo and Qualcomm.

On Feb. 15 Serving Seniors announced the launch of the Shiley Dementia/Alzheimer’s Early Detection and Intervention Pilot Program. The program is being funded through a two-year grant of $100,000 from The Shiley Foundation. “We are delighted to be partnering with The Shiley Foundation for training and support to launch this important and much needed program,” said Paul Downey, president and CEO, Serving Seniors.

Doggie Gras Parade

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 5th Annual Event hosted a Doggie Gras Parade with orphan pets marching into the Farmer’s Market in Rancho Santa Fe. The festivities included family-friendly activities, Doggie Gras-themed mask-making, the 2017 Best Doggie Gras Float and the 2017 Best Dressed Pet, Otis for his jungle inspired duds. Money raised went directly to the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center.

San Diego County Credit Union recognized Scott Borino as part of SDCCU Classroom Heroes. Borino is a second grade teacher at Vista Grande Elementary School, located in Tierrasanta. Winning teachers are selected to receive a $500 SDCCU Visa gift card, plus they are recognized as a Classroom Hero on a billboard in their community.

On Feb. 11, Mountain Health hosted a grand opening for its Santee Family Medicine health center. This is the organization’s 5th health center location. Free blood pressure screenings, Medi-Cal and Covered California assistance, and dental information were provided.

The Princess Project

The Princess Project is collecting new and nearly new formal gowns and accessories on Mar. 12 as part of its 2017 dress drives. The dresses are made available to young women who would not otherwise be able to have a prom dress. Participating locations around the county include El Cajon, South Chula Vista and Vista Library Branches.

On Feb. 20, Takeda California, the San Diego based innovative research center of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, completed its four year restoration of a 1.3 mile stretch of the San Diego River Trail. Takeda partnered with the City of Santee and The San Diego River Park Foundation by planting 6,000 native trees. “Without the efforts of Takeda’s employees and their families since 2014, restoration of the Walker Preserve would not be nearly as complete,” said Rob Hutsel, President and CEO of the San Diego River Park Foundation.

The City of El Cajon held its 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, 5K and Green Mile Fun Run on Mar. 5. Mayor Bill Wells was on hand to start the Half Marathon at 7 a.m. The festival at the finish line included food trucks, kids entertainment as well as a beer garden with local micro-brewed beer.

Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list has ranked Hughes Marino as #3 in the nation in The Medium size Company category. Hughes Marino is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success. “We are thrilled that Hughes Marion has been recognized on Entrepreneur’s prestigious list for two years in a row. It is truly a testament to our incredible team, and the intentional effort we have made to nurture and protect our cherished company culture,” said Shay Hughes, Hughes Marino COO and owner.

Joyce Glazer

Please send news items to Joyce Glazer at joyceg@sandiegomagazine.com.

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