San Diego Business Journal

Scripps Health announced that more than 240 people attended the 14th Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards, presented by Circle of Life 100, raising approximately $58,000 to benefit the Newborn Safe Sleep Program in the Leichtag Birth Pavilion at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

The Circle of Life 100 is an organization that raises awareness and financial support for Scripps Encinitas, and honors members of the community who demonstrate outstanding leadership and philanthropic spirit with its prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award. This year’s honoree was Sandy Marriott Bertha, a well-deserving volunteer and philanthropist to many organizations in our community and the world. Support through her nonprofit, Marriott Daughters Foundation, has provided new state-of-the-art equipment and other critical needs for Scripps Encinitas.

While accepting the award during the event at the Del Mar Country Club, Bertha said of her support for Scripps: “My father always emphasized the importance of giving to your local hospital, because he said there will be a time at some point in your life where you will need good care and good doctors.”