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Join ABC7 News weather anchor Spencer Christian for a spectacular evening of young talent and uplifting speakers, including Leigh Anne Tuohy, who inspired the movie, "The Blind Side," starring Sandra Bullock. Proceeds help at-risk and foster youth in the Bay Area.
The record-breaking movie, "The Blind Side," chronicles Leigh Anne Tuohy's journey as foster mother to current NFL (National Football League) offensive tackle, Michael Oher. Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Tuohy in the movie.
The evening features a reception, a silent auction of youth art and treasure chest key sales! During the formal dinner, Unity Care foster youth and local young people will entertain on stage and the fashion runway. Following Tuohy's talk, Unity Care alumna Charity Brooks will share her story. She says, "At 20, I was living in a homeless shelter with two children and in an abusive relationship. I felt alone and completely lost. In just two years, Unity Care's transitional housing program taught me how to take control of my life and today, at 26, I can truly say I'm happy and doing very well."
Unity Care offers a wide range of services benefiting at-risk and foster youth and their families throughout Northern California. Its signature program, founded in 1992, focuses on serving the housing needs of youth in foster care and beyond. The organization's mission has grown and expanded over the past two decades and, today, includes more than a dozen community-based, education and behavioral health programs, aiding approximately 5,500 underserved youth and families annually. Unity Care's programs exemplify its "Five Pillars of Success" philosophy: Housing, Education, Employment, Well-Being (physical, social, emotional and spiritual) and Unconditional Care (adult connection). Each program focuses on being successful and supportive while promoting accountability, honesty and fun.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Reception starts
Fairmont Hotel, 170 South Market Street, San Jose
"Blue Ribbon Lunch"
SF Child Abuse Prevention Center
Look for ABC7 News anchor Cheryl Jennings with the award-winning Anna Deavere Smith and the Honorable Madeleine Albright at the Blue Ribbon Luncheon to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Actress, playwright, and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith will perform a variety of pieces from her acclaimed one-woman shows in which she explores issues of community, character, and diversity in America - with a focus on child abuse as a root cause of many of society's key issues. Smith has won two Obies, two Tony nods, and a MacArthur "genius" Award.
The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the promotion of healthy families and the mental health of children. San Francisco has the highest rate of child abuse in the Bay Area. The effects last a lifetime and are devastating for our community. A child who has been abused is over 25% more likely to become a teen parent, delinquent, and suffer low academic achievement, as well as being at greater risk for chronic physical and mental health issues later in life.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
Mark your calendar for the Chinese Hospital "Spring Fling," on May 7!
Chinese Hospital is proud to present Spring Fling, a fundraiser for its capital campaign
and a celebration of San Francisco's finest restaurants. Proceeds from the event go toward the building of the new hospital building.
It's a reception and celebration to include wine, international food stations from over a dozen Bay Area restaurants, dessert tables, raffle, and entertainment.
Located in San Francisco, Chinese Hospital is a unique healthcare provider with a long and rich history of providing access to culturally competent health care services for the Chinese community. Chinese Hospital is a 54-bed, acute care, community-owned, non-profit hospital offering a wide range of medical, surgical and specialty programs. Chinese Hospital exists primarily to deliver quality health care in a cost-effective way, is responsive to the community's ethnic and cultural uniqueness and, is accessible to all socioeconomic levels.
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
SF Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco
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