SYHealth La Gran Fiesta – Thank You!
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Thank you and each one of our 900 friends in attendance for being part of San Ysidro Health’s epic and successful 50th Anniversary Gala, “La Gran Fiesta” on Saturday, August 17th. On behalf of the 105,000 lives in our care, board of directors, staff of 1,500 and volunteers, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your presence and support in helping us honor our mission to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve with access for all.
The inspiring gala program featured recognition of Mrs. Carmen Martinez, one of our seven founding mothers; and Mrs. Lisette Farrell, philanthropist and humanitarian. Each one left us with a charge that if they can help others, we can too and if you want to touch the future, then touch a life today.
In that spirit, our charismatic Youth Philanthropy Council made the case for children in San Diego to live healthy and challenged all of us to match the $100,000 in cash donations, table sales and auction items they worked so hard to raise. We are happy to report, we surpassed the challenge and the generosity of our guests totaled $130,000!
We are also thrilled to announce the net total of $670,000 raised through this event and which will help provide additional pediatric and senior vital health and support services for our most vulnerable families.
We invite you to relive the enchanted evening by viewing the featured videos relaying the impact we’ve made for the last half century:
- Carmen Martinez, Founding Mother
- Myrna Coronado, from being a patient to now a SYHealth physician
- We Are San Ysidro Health
- Gala Photo Album—Enjoy! We’ll be adding as more photos come in.
Lastly, we hope you can join us for our upcoming golf tournament on Monday, September 23 at the beautiful San Diego Country Club. Complete details here.
Together We Can – Juntos Podemos!