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San Francisco Hep B Free
Breaking the Silence: Viral Hepatitis Summit & Annual B A Hero Gala
Asians and Pacific Islanders have the highest rates of liver cancer, commonly caused by hepatitis B. It's a vaccine-preventable disease, and we need your help to make sure everyone gets tested! Join SF Hep B Free for their first Viral Hepatitis Summit and their Annual Gala on Friday, October 2, at the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel.
The 1st Viral Hepatitis Summit (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) will cover both hepatitis B & C and will focus on current trends in viral hepatitis, including policy changes and stigma reduction. Our expert panel of speakers will provide education and discussions on some of the most pressing challenges facing viral hepatitis around the country.
Following the Viral Hepatitis Summit, we will be hosting our 8th Annual B A Hero Awards Gala (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) to honor some of our most prominent champions for eliminating hepatitis B. To match this year's theme of Breaking The Silence, we are encouraging attendees to come dressed Masquerade Ball style, and enjoy the captivating entertainment throughout the night.
San Francisco Hep B Free is a fisically sponsored project of Community Initiatives and a citywide campaign to turn San Francisco into the first hepatitis B free city in the nation. This unprecedented campaign will provide free and low-cost hepatitis B testing and vaccinations to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults at locations throughout San Francisco.
Friday, October 2, 2015: 9AM Summit, 6PM Gala
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, 888 Howard Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
Celebrity Pool Toss
See local celebrities get "soaked" for a great cause at San Francisco's splashiest soiree, the TNDC Pool Toss! It's hailed the Pool Party of the Year, returning to the ultra-cool Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink pool. Look for ABC7 News Anchor Cheryl Jennings as one of the MCs.
We hope you will join us! There are many ways to get involved, including event sponsorship, becoming a celeb tossee, donating food or beverage service, attending the event, or volunteering.
Over the past 23 years, the annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss has raised nearly $4 million for TNDC's youth and family programs in San Francisco's Tenderloin and nearby neighborhoods.
TNDC mission it to provide affordable housing and services for low-income people in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco, to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources. With 33 buildings in five San Francisco neighborhoods, TNDC provides homes and support services to nearly 3,400 low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, emancipated youth, and formerly homeless individuals. With a focus on community development, our work includes on-site social work services to help tenants stay housed, an after-school program for working families, and a community organizing program that encourages all community members to get involved and make a positive impact in their neighborhoods.
Tickets start at $125 each.
Wednesday, October 7, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy Street (at Larkin), San Francisco
Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco
Home Away From Home
Join ABC7's own Cheryl Jennings for Home Away From Home, benefiting Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco!
It's a celebration of the opening of our second house inside UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay and the expansion of our services to even more families in need. This year's event will include an elegant cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, special guests, dinner, live music, and plenty of dancing to the ever-popular Pride & Joy. Your generous sponsorship supports Ronald McDonald House in the renovation of our 26-year-old house on Scott Street and the expansion of in-hospital programs to more families in need!
Since 1989, the Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco, Inc. (RMH-SF) provides a safe haven for critically ill children and their families. We believe in the importance of helping families stay together during the critical illness of a child. We offer a home away from home, home-cooked meals and supportive services for families while their children receive specialized medical treatment in San Francisco hospitals. Our caring staff and volunteers serve over 25,000 family members annually. Today, Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco operates two Ronald McDonald Houses - our original House on Scott Street, near Japantown, and our new House inside UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay.
Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:30 p.m. to Midnight
Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco
Around the Bay
FAMILY & PARENTING