Young & Healthy’s Oktoberfest Gala Is Oct. 2

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Young & Healthy Board President Sandy Roberts, Executive Director Mary Donnelly-Crocker, 2020 honoree Allison Dietrick and Carrie Walker are pictured at last year’s Young & Healthy gala. This year’s annual fundraiser, a virtual event, will be livestreamed on Friday, Oct. 2.

Young & Healthy, the Pasadena-area nonprofit, is putting a German twist on its gala. The annual fundraiser on Friday evening, Oct. 2, will have an Oktoberfest theme.
“We have reimagined our event, which will consist of contact-free delivery of a delicious German dinner and a virtual family-friendly, livestreamed fundraising program to enjoy in the comfort of your home,” an event spokesperson said.
Young & Healthy’s mission is to provide access to high-quality health care for uninsured and underserved children and families, and to improve the quality of life for all children in the Greater Pasadena area through prevention, education and enhanced health care services. Since the organization’s founding in 1989, Young & Healthy has provided $22,087,680 in volunteer medical services, cared for 27,702 patients, and currently boasts 330 volunteer medical professionals.
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Spiritual Care Guild Oktoberfest Benefits Those in Need

Raise a stein and join the fun on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Care Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Oktoberfest.
This year’s celebration will take place on the campus of Southwestern Academy in San Marino. The school grounds will be transformed into a German biergarten for the evening, complete with oom-pah band, stein-holding contest, beer garden with live coverage of playoff baseball and college football games, and more.
Funds raised at this event will help the Spiritual care Chaplaincy Team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles continue to provide emotional support and comfort to patients and families as they struggle with fear and uncertainty.
Hospital chaplains lend a listening ear to young patients and families who have received a new diagnosis or have had a family member rushed to the emergency room. They stay with families at the end of life or as they sort through ethical decisions.
Chaplains provide spiritual counseling, facilitate comforting rituals and supply religious literature and items that provide patients and families comfort. They work with families of any, or no, particular faith. Last year the Spiritual Care Team reached roughly 150,000 patients and families. No family has to pay for the service of a chaplain. This important work relies largely on donations from caring people such as yourself, so we hope you will join in on the fun at our second annual Oktoberfest that benefits those in need.
The SCG Oktoberfest will be held at Southwestern Academy, 2800 Monterey Road, in San Marino. Tickets are $75 per person.
For more information, to donate or purchase tickets, visit spiritualcareguild.org.