Flintridge Guild Hosts Annual Luncheon

Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital members include Savonia Angelica (front row, from left), Kim Kessler, Soo Kim Choi, Debbie Post, Kathy Kovalcik, Patti Kriste and Mary Anne De Briyn. Back: Teresa Salvo, Cathi Beauclair, Karen Hopper, Maureen Railsback, Sandy Ahn, Randy Stanislawski, Linda Fults, Melinda Gillman, Donna Nickoloff and Joellen Yundt.

With autumn upon us, The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital recently enjoyed its annual luncheon and tour of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. While there, members toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Literally Healing Library and learned about the activities in the Teenage Lounge.
Prior to lunch, Dr. Curt VandenBerg, director of Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital, gave a presentation. He spoke of the dangers of pediatric obesity and the lack of exercise affecting the health of children. The strongest predictor of an active adult life over the age of 70 is sports activity in the growing years.
VandenBerg stressed that it is important not to specialize in one sport too early. Involvement in multiple sports is much healthier and decreases the injury level. The hospital has a Motion and Sports Analysis Lab that allows surgeons to evaluate problems and guide treatment plans. This facilitates returning the patient to the sport and decreases the risk of additional injury.
Following the presentation and lunch, the ladies held their monthly meeting to finalize details of their upcoming boutique and luncheon themed “A Thankful Heart.” The event will be held on Nov. 15 at Altadena Country Club.
For more information about Flintridge Guild or its November Fundraiser, contact Debbie Post at debraannpost@gmail.com. You can also check out their freshly updated website fgch.la
The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital has devoted itself to benefitting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for over sixty-five years. They welcome new members who would enjoy the good times they have while promoting a very worthwhile cause. The group holds two community events a year, and the fundraisers directly support the needs of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For information about membership please email Kathy Kovalcik at kathybakes@sbcglobal.net

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