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Benefit: Global Genes Raises $500K to Battle Rare Diseases

Benefit: Global Genes Raises $500K to Battle Rare Diseases

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Everyone is familiar with cancer, diabetes and lupus, but what about the 7,000 different types of rare diseases that affect roughly 30 million Americans and approximately 350 million people worldwide? That’s where Global Genes comes in. Global Genes is a rare disease patient advocacy organization whose mission […]

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Charity Spotlight: Remarkable Women Business Owners Reception

Charity Spotlight: Remarkable Women Business Owners Reception

Nella Webster O’Grady hosted a VIP reception in her Newport Coast home for around 100 guests earlier this month to introduce the three outstanding business women who will be honored at the National Association of Women Business Owners (OC Chapter) 2014 Remarkable Women Awards Gala on Oct. 16. The three business women are Jeannie Lawrence, a […]

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Charity Spotlight: Rite Aid Foundation Donates $10K to Project Hope Alliance

Charity Spotlight: Rite Aid Foundation Donates $10K to Project Hope Alliance

The Rite Aid Foundation presented a $10,000 KidCents grant to Project Hope Alliance, a nonprofit organization based in Costa Mesa whose mission is to bring educational programs and housing stability to homeless youth of Orange County. The grant is in celebration of an enhancement to The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program, an in-store round up program that […]

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Benefit: Fashion Show Raises Funds for AIDS Services

Benefit: Fashion Show Raises Funds for AIDS Services

The Getting to Zero guild of AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County raised $38,500 at its second annual fashion show last month at Marc Pridmore Design Gallery in Costa Mesa, surpassing its previous fundraiser. The evening began with a cocktail reception where nearly 400 guests enjoyed sweets and savories prepared by Thank Goodness It’s Sofia (TGIS Catering), […]

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Charity Spotlight: Ueberroth Family Foundation Donation Helps Boys & Girls Club

Charity Spotlight: Ueberroth Family Foundation Donation Helps Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana carried out the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Joe MacPherson Center for Opportunity and new Garage Teen Center with the completely renovated Main Club. With donors, community leaders, Club leadership and youth members looking on, BGCSA crowned the development project as a much-needed place for […]

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On Faith: “214 Sq. Ft.” Display at Our Lady Queen of Angels

On Faith: “214 Sq. Ft.” Display at Our Lady Queen of Angels

“We may not think there are poor in Newport Beach, but there are,” explained Newport resident Lissa Callaghan. “Every month over 200 people from all over Orange County come to my church looking for help. They ride the bus, walk or use their last gallons of gas coming to a church in Newport because they […]

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Local Focus: Diving Into a 'Deep' Subject at ExplorOcean

Local Focus: Diving Into a ‘Deep’ Subject at ExplorOcean

ExplorOcean at the Balboa Fun Zone launched the first of its 2014-15, seven- part lecture series last week. The subject was “Deep,” frighteningly and fascinatingly so. “Deep” is the title of a 258-page book on the sport of free diving, where finely conditioned men and women hold their breath en route to plunging as far down […]

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Several Events Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Several Events Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

A local event producing and marketing organization held a benefit recently in conjunction with Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Newport Beach based Expo 4 Life Events produced a Wellness Event at Essex Skyline benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sept. 16. The event, a follow-up to the 4th Annual Fashion Show Benefit in June, brought together […]

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Lynn's Spin: Wanted--Kidney Donor for Local Journalist

Lynn’s Spin: Wanted–Kidney Donor for Local Journalist

Bruce W. Cook needs a kidney. The well-known editor and publisher of The Bay Window magazine, popular Daily Pilot columnist, Balboa Bay Resort Governor, father, grandfather, husband, friend and Newport Beach resident, is suffering from a rare, genetic kidney disease. It has progressed to the point of necessitating that he have dialysis multiple days a […]

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Local Focus: Local Tweens Star in PBS Series “SciGirls”

Local Focus: Local Tweens Star in PBS Series “SciGirls”

NOTE: Crystal Cove Alliance’s STEM programs have been selected by PBS to be featured as part of the National Science Foundation-funded “SciGirls” series, a new show for kids ages 8 – 12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. One of only a handful of programs selected […]

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