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Stanley Cup Champ Ryan Getzlaf Raises $800K for Cure Duchenne of Newport Beach

Anaheim Duck’s captain and Stanley Cup champion Ryan Getzlaf hosted the 10th Annual “Getzlaf Golf Shootout” on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Monarch Beach Golf Links, and helped raise over $800,000 in support of Newport Beach-based CureDuchenne, a leading global nonprofit focused on finding and funding a cure for...

Six Myths About Prostate Cancer that Men Should Stop Telling Themselves

By Misagh Karimi, M.D., City of Hope Newport Beach Prostate cancer is the most common men’s cancer, affecting one in eight men. If it is detected before it has spread to other parts of the body, the likelihood of successful treatment is high. But there are several myths and misconceptions...

Newport Beach-Based OC Community Foundation Hosts “Igniting Potential” Giving Day

On Sept. 22, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) will bring together 17 local nonprofits to raise $200,000 during Igniting Potential, a 24-hour collaborative giving day to support Orange County’s youth. In a national study conducted by The Jed Foundation and Fluent Research from September through October 2020, six in...

Lobster Lovers Raise Funds for Charity at Annual Newport Beach Lobsterfest

More than 500 crustacean lovers descended on the Newport Beach Civic Center – many with bibs in hand – to enjoy the annual Newport Beach Lobsterfest on Sunday, Sept. 12. This perennial end of summer celebration is designed for foodie fun, entertainment and – most importantly – to raise funds...

Candlelight Kick-Off Party Marks Return to Segerstrom Center This Winter

Dining by candlelight was the only option for a group of local arts lovers in 1974 when they held a dinner and concert inside a vacant Kresge five-and-dime store in Costa Mesa to raise money to build a major performing arts center in Orange County. The room was re-envisioned into...

Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Hosts 6th Annual Julian’s LEGO Corner Fundraiser for CHOC

Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza has been community-focused since its new, Newport Beach owners purchased the venerable pizza joint and reopened it in the fall of 2013. The restaurant has become so successful that the four partners have opened two more locations in Orange County. The owners have given back to the...

Sherman Gardens 25th Annual Garden Tour Raises $75K for Education Programs

The 25th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour and Summer Garden Party, Held on August 28 and presented by the Volunteer Association of Sherman Library & Gardens, raised $75,575 for children’s education programs. It’s the largest amount the event has raised in its 25-year history. Fundraising for this year’s Garden Tour...

Hoag Hospital Embarks on Major Reinvestment of its Hoag Cancer Center

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, already Orange County’s top-ranked cancer center, has announced a major reinvestment in its facilities and treatment technologies as it continues to deepen its breadth of expertise, in turn bringing new hope to patients battling a host of cancers. “From remarkably innovative technology, to reconfigured spaces that...

Newport-Based OC Community Foundation Hosts Virtual Environmental Giving Day Sept. 1

On Sept. 1, 2021, the Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation will bring together seven local nonprofits to raise $75,000 during Protect & Preserve, a 24-hour collaborative giving day to support Orange County's open spaces and marine protected areas that enrich 52 miles of California's coastline. The Orange County community...

Newport-Based Decorative Arts Society Announces Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

As fundraising continues to be challenging for charities in Orange County and beyond due to the pandemic, the Newport Beach-based Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) has announced that it has given 12 Orange County non-profit organizations a total of $275,000 in grants for the 2021-2022 year. Earlier this year, DARTS announced...