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Questions and Answers about Covid-19 Vaccines

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Questions and Answers about Covid-19 Vaccines

By Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath Many Americans have questions about Covid-19 vaccines – and rightfully so. There’s lots of information out there, and researchers are learning new details about the virus daily. But the science is very clear: Getting communities vaccinated is a crucial step to returning to “normal” life. Here are some answers to frequently […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego Celebrates Opening of New Vertex Foundation Guest Services Office and Family Welcome Center

| March 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego Celebrates Opening of New Vertex Foundation Guest Services Office and Family Welcome Center

To support families with a hospitalized child, the Vertex Foundation funded a new Guest Services Office and Family Welcome Center at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego as well as additional support for the organization’s meals and overnight stays. The newly named Vertex Foundation Guest Services Office provides a private and comfortable space to meet […]

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National Blood Donor Month Highlights Need for Donations

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
National Blood Donor Month Highlights Need for Donations

San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB), the local blood bank serving San Diego County, is celebrating National Blood Donor Month throughout January by inviting eligible individuals to donate blood and convalescent plasma in 2021 with the goal of creating a robust supply that can meet local hospital patient needs. National Blood Donor Month has been observed […]

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Take Some Time to Take Care of Yourself

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

We’ve all been dealing with COVID-19 for several months now, and as cases begin to mount again, I’ve been thinking a lot about an interesting conversation I had with my oncologist. First, I have to say those are two words you never want to use together: “my oncologist.” Just about two years ago, I was […]

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The Packaging May be Deceiving

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Packaging May be Deceiving

We all know, over the last several months that there has been a shortage of hand sanitizers and wipes on the market.  All of us have gone to various stores where the shelves are bare with no timeline on when we will see this change. So, it’s understandable that if we see sanitizing wipes on […]

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Acting Fast to Flatten the Curve: Rady Children’s Success Story

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Acting Fast to Flatten the Curve: Rady Children’s Success Story

By Duane Cameron In mid-March, as our country, and the world, was dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear to Dr. Patrick A. Frias, president & CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, that they were facing an unprecedented challenge. Cases of COVID-19 were rising in San Diego County, requiring the hospital to enact strict […]

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Event Planner Turns Mask Maker

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Event Planner Turns Mask Maker

There is no question that during the current epidemic, it can be hard to find sources of inspiration to get out of the quarantine funk. However, Laurel McFarlane did just that. Pivoting from coordinating San Diego’s most recognizable events to campaigning for graduate support, she has launched her latest initiative, grad masks, designed to support […]

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Fashion Week San Diego Designers Mask Donation Efforts

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fashion Week San Diego Designers Mask Donation Efforts

By Gwendolyn Bates As the new director of Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD), it’s been a historic and eventful five months as the world is facing a pandemic like never before with the ever-fluid situation of Covid19. Within the FWSD organization, we are doing our part in increasing innovation, pivoting to create new initiatives, and […]

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Emilio Nares Foundation Reaches Milestone

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Emilio Nares Foundation Reaches Milestone

Serves 4,000 Children Battling Cancer in Southern California The Emilio Nares Foundation invites the San Diego community to participate in the month long Ride with Emilio Campaign in March to focus on eliminating children missing their cancer treatments due to lack of transportation. The Emilio Nares Foundation is a nonprofit that has helped families navigate […]

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