April 29 Event Funds Local Breast Health Programs
The 12th Annual Mills-Peninsula Women’s Health Luncheon and Lecture, on Monday, April 29, will feature a lecture by award-winning author and columnist Anna Quindlen, entitled, “Is 60 the New 40: Middle-age or Midlife? A Short Guide to a Happy Life and Other Words of Wisdom.”
The event will be at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel at 1800 Old Bayshore Highway in Burlingame. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the luncheon and lecture run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is expected to draw a capacity crowd of 1,000 attendees. The registration deadline is April 22, 2013, but the event is already nearly booked. Limited tickets are still available for $150 each.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Mills-Peninsula’s Women’s Center along with the Breast Health Program, which serves women in San Mateo County. Last year’s program raised more than $400,000, which funded nursing education and other services in the Women’s Health Center, including free mammograms and continuing care for the uninsured and underserved women in the community.
The mission of the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation is to steward local health care philanthropy and fund new equipment, facility improvements, nursing education and enhance patient comfort, safety, services and programs that exceed the hospital’s normal operating budget, providing a margin of excellence to our patients.
The Master of Ceremonies will be John Loder, president of the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation.
The presenting sponsors of this event are Carole Middleton on behalf of The Middleton Foundation, and Zelda Levin. Co-chairs of this event are Linda Cooperman, Ph.D., Peggy Bort Jones and Dayna Sumiyoshi.
More about Anna Quindlen
Over the last 30 years, Anna Quindlen’s work has appeared in some of America’s most influential newspapers, many of its best-known magazines, and on both fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. Quindlen is an author, journalist and opinion columnist whose New York Times column, Public and Private, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. She began her journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for the New York Post. Between 1977 and 1994 she held several posts at The New York Times. Quindlen left journalism in 1995 to become a full-time novelist. In 1999, she joined Newsweek, and wrote a bi-weekly column until semi-retiring in 2009. Quindlen is known as a critic of what she perceives to be the fast-paced and increasingly materialistic nature of modern American life. Much of her personal writing centers on her mother who died at the age of 40 from ovarian cancer, when Quindlen was 19 years old.
She has written five best-selling novels, three of which have been made into movies, including “One True Thing” in 1998. With the release of A Short Guide to a Happy Life in 2000, Quindlen became the first writer ever to have books appear on the fiction, nonfiction and self-help New York Times Best Seller lists.
Her most recent book is a memoir entitled “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.” In it, Quindlen considers marriage, mothers, faith, loss, friendships and turning 60.
Karen Malekos-Smith, Mills-Peninsula director of Major Donor Relations, 650-696-5908; firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Contest Deadline is March 22, 2013
Everyone plays an important role in ensuring all children are safe from bullying – including young people themselves, but not everyone knows how. To help people learn coping techniques and strategies to overcome and end bullying of all kinds, the African American Community Health Advisory Committee (AACHAC) in partnership with Mills-Peninsula Health Services, is sponsoring a half-day, anti-bullying workshop for youth, teens and parents called, “Bullies Tear Down, Friends Build Up!”
The free community workshop will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Mills Health Center’s Hendrickson Auditorium at 100 S. San Mateo Drive in San Mateo, Calif.
Workshop Topics Include:
• Race-related Bullying
• Sexual Orientation Bullying
• Relationship Abuse
“The AACHAC is committed to hearing the voices in our community,” said Shaunda Scruggs of the AACHAC. “In the past few years, the topic of bullying has come up again and again, so we felt it necessary to meet the need. This interactive program will instruct youth and their parents, and share the resources available in the community.”
The keynote speaker is Shakeel Ali. Ali is the creator of the Stop Bullying System Program, co-founder of Ask Academy (Alternative School of Knowledge Academy), and president of the Governing Board of Education for the Jefferson Elementary School District. He has also been a national trainer with Ripple Effects, an anti-bulling youth training effort.
Anti-Bullying Multi-Media Art Contest
Prior to the “Bullies Tear Down, Friends Build Up!” event, AACHAC is sponsoring an anti-bullying multi-media art contest for visual arts and social media for students ages 8-18. Entries can be submitted individually or by groups. Deadline for submissions is March 22 at 5 p.m. Winning entries will be announced and prizes presented at the March 30 event. More contest details are available online.
The anti-bullying workshop partners are Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Genentech and the County of San Mateo Health Department.