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HOW WE ARE MEETING THE MEDICAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN IN OUR REGION 
IN THIS ISSUE
Fun, Fun, Fun with The Beach Boys
Shriners Partnership
Message from our Co-Founders
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Eye Exams and Glasses for Orphans
Eye exam

On July 7th a team of optometrists coordinated by Dr. Debra Quick (Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group), Dr. Stephen Huang, Dr. Stan Mestman, optician Jim Ostermann and their volunteer team performed eye examinations on 40 children of two orphanages at the Hospital Infantil de las Californias.  It was the 9th annual visit by the medical group headed up by Dr. Quick.

 

The children come to the hospital from orphanages throughout the Baja region to receive free vision consultations.

 

Amazingly during the July 7th visit, 50% of the orphans needed glasses! (Usually only 10% of the general population requires glasses).  The children were each given an opportunity to select their personal frames and will be gifted their glasses on August 4th.

 

Our gratitude goes out to the kind doctors and volunteers who give these children a clear vision for the future!

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July 2012
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Message from the New Executive Director 
Dear FCC Supporters, 

 

I am humbled and honored to be embarking on the position as Executive Director for The Foundation for the Children of the Californias. 

Our work is both unique and noble and I can think of no better endeavor to devote a career. Read More

Fun, Fun, Fun with Beach Boys!
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On behalf of the Foundation for the Children of the Californias & the Hospital Infantil de las Californias, we cordially invite you to join us for "The Legacy Concert For the Children" with The Beach Boys as they wrap up their 50th Anniversary world-wide tour. We are proud to announce that Mike & Jacquelyne Love (Mike Love is a founding band member) are proudly serving as FCC's "Champions for the Children," for this special event. Community leaders Joan Waitt, Rolf Benirschke, Tina Mickelson, Alex Montoya and Mexico and Canadian consuls Remedios Gomez Arnau and Lisa Stockley, join them as "Champions." We thank them for embracing the work of the Hospital Infantil de las Californias.This exclusive event will take place at The Santaluz Club on Sunday, September 30th, 2012.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets as well as sponsorship opportunities click here.
Shriners Partnership
Shriners

An exciting new partnership with Hospital Infantil and the Shriners will allow both organizations to work shoulder-to-shoulder and provide medical care for children in need in the Baja California region.

Since 1988 the Shriners have been evaluating patients under the age of 18 for orthopedic and plastic surgery at Hospital Infantil.  Yet the children have had to be transported to either Los Angeles or Sacramento for treatment.  Over time this has become increasingly costly.  Shriners specialize in orthopedic conditions, burn and spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate care. Read more

Message from our Co-founders

On behalf of the children, our heartfelt thanks go out to the many dedicated people throughout our continent who are diligently working to improve children's health and nutrition. Together we successfully raised $3.3 million and have just constructed a beautiful, "ambulatory surgery center for children" to expand our 26 specialty services providedRead More

If you would like to join us in our cause and make a difference in the lives of children we would love to hear from you!
 
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Eileen Benjamin
Executive Director 
A SPECIAL THANK YOU!
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