The Foothill Accountable Care Medical Group Foundation recently held a fundraiser of singing, performing and target practice.
The results of the evening were a hit. The foundation’s aim is to raise money to help provide medical care to individuals who are homeless or uninsured.
Doctors also want to offer healthcare screenings and treatments. “We want to try to care for the people who somehow have fallen through the cracks. As an organization, we feel the need to give back and donate our time and monies to those who really need both,” said Dr. Harvey Cohen, a Rancho Cucamonga physician and foundation secretary.
More than 35 local doctors, their families and friends attended the event at Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga. The store opened up its indoor practice shooting lanes for the fundraiser. More than $28,000 was raised.
“As opposed to just seeing patients, we want to see what we can do as a group to give back to the community by directly volunteering,” Cohen said. “Too many people full through the cracks and aren’t getting the kind of care they should be getting. If we can help that would be cool.”
The foundation plans to contact local shelters and organizations/agencies that help the homeless to let them know about what it is trying to accomplish. “We want to have a whole teach approach to take care of those who need it. In order to do that, we need money,” Cohen said.
So the foundation hosted its first fundraiser. “Bass Pro Shop was really good to us. It opened its four shooting lanes to us and gave everyone safety lessons regarding shooting,” he said. “It was a nice night and event.”
The foundation wanted a different type of fundraiser and chose the target practice event. A byproduct of its success, he said, was to show shooting guns (in this case in a secured shooting space) responsibly helped raised a great deal of money for the indigent.
Cohen credited Caroline Bresee with the Chapparal Medical Group for her hard work in helping to stage the fundraiser. James Curatalo won the evening’s first place honors. Dr. Debbie Bevel was second and Dr. Daniel Channel was third.
Tickets available for Incredible Edibles — The Scheu Family YMCA of Upland is gearing up for its annual summer fundraiser, the delicious “Incredible Edibles.”
Now in its 17th year, the fine food and wine tasting event is set for Aug. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. Traditionally of late, activities were conducted in Memorial Park located adjacent to the facility. This year, however, all the fun will be on the brand new expansive pool deck and adjacent basketball courts of the Huff Family Aquatic Center behind the facility at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Hospital Way in Upland. The center recently opened and is a terrific addition to the facility.
Guests will be treated to house specialties from more than 40 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and caterers. Participants include Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Brio Tuscan Grille, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Chick-fil-A, Dickey’s BBQ, Vince’s Spaghetti, Last Name Brewing, Nekter Juice Bar, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, No Clue Craft Brewery, Buckboard BBQ & Catering, Marco’s Pizza, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Louie’s Chicken & Fish, Genoveva’s Fine Mexican Food and Grill, Pine Haven Café and Catering, Hamilton’s Brewery, Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, Marco’s Pizza, Meag’s Bakes Cakes, Oggi’s, Padua Pasta Makers, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Red Lobster, Tommy’s Original, Pick Up Stix and Liquorama.
There will be a live and silent auction along with entertainment.
Proceeds support the Scheu Family Y’s programs and program scholarships for children and families who need financial assistance. Tickets are $95 per person. For information, call 909-946-6120.
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