The Old Globe announced the launch of The Old Globe Community Voices, a series of workshops dedicated to the creation and presentation of short plays by adult residents of San Diego County. The project is made possible by a $500,000 two-year grant from The James Irvine Foundation. “Due to the generous support of The James Irvine Foundation, first with the Southeastern San Diego Residency Project and now The Old Globe Residency Project, the Globe has been able to connect with our San Diego community in unique ways, creating powerful and meaningful experiences,” said Old Globe Managing Director Michael G. Murphy … The 9th Annual Wine D’Vine is being held on Oct. 30 at The Grand Del Mar. Proceeds will benefit the services and programs of Walden Family Services, a foster family and adoption agency. Maryanne Carlin and Harley Sefton are sponsors for the VIP Reception. Barney & Barney and Dowling & Yahnke are sponsors for the evening. Several wineries and restaurants will be featured including Duckhorn Vineyards, the Pamplemousse Grille and Manhattan of La Jolla … Pardee Homes raised $30,000 at the MS three-day walk along the San Diego coastline from Carlsbad to downtown San Diego. The Challenge Walk MS 2012 has raised $800,000 overall. Team Pardee Homes exceeded the amount raised last year by $10,000. All of the funds raised support the MS Society Southern California chapter’s efforts for research into the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis … The Alzheimer’s Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter’s “A Celebration of Courage and Hope” was held recently at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The event raised $70,000 to support local programs for families facing Alzheimer’s disease. Sponsors included The San Diego Chargers, Scripps Health, SDG&E and Sycuan Golf &Tennis Resort and Casino. The three Alzheimer’s advocates honored for their selfless fight against the disease in the areas of caregiving, research and awareness were: caregiver Natalie Hamill; Dr. Huaxi Xu, researcher; and R.J. Ignelzi, U-T San Diego journalist … The 4th Annual Phil’s Big BBQ was held recently. The event benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County and Operation Bigs, one of BBBS’ mentoring programs for children with a parent in the military. This year’s event raised $70,000, breaking the previous record set by $15,000 and was $20,000 over the fundraising goal set for the tailgate … United Cerebral Palsy honored San Diego City Council President, Tony Young and Rory Moore, CEO of CommNexus/EvoNexus, during the “Life Without Limits” Annual Awards Dinner at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. The law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck was the presenting sponsor with Corum watches sponsoring the awards to Young and Moore. Proceeds from the evening benefit UCP of San Diego County and its services to persons with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and their families … Coleman University sponsored a community electronic recycling and document shredding event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The $1,000 raised was donated to the Rancho Family YMCA for its scholarship fund … San Diego Self Storage collected critical items needed for Operation Caregiver during the first two weeks of September. Supplies collected at the company’s 17 facilities will be forwarded to military troops. SDSS is devoted to helping our troops who are in harm’s way far from home … The 4th annual Remembrance Walk to benefit the LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation raised $30,000. The funds help specialty hospice programs such as “Simple Gifts” that grants end-of-life wishes, healing touch, pet, and music therapy. Students from High Tech High and Helix Charter High School worked as volunteers at the walk.
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