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Good Morning: Alex was born a normal healthy baby. At 4 he began to trip and fall. At age 6 he could no longer walk by himself and by age 7 he could no longer feed himself. Alex is one among millions who are "undiagnosed." Doctors do not know what it is.
Please let me know if you are able to attend the "Undiagnosed Medical Refugees" Fundraiser (April 25- 6pm- Jasmine Restaurant for this documentary film. Alex Yiu will be in attendance. April 25 is Undiagnosed Children's Day. This film is in production to raise awareness of the millions of disabled children living WITHOUT a diagnosis. The trailer is available for viewing: Undiagnosed Film Preview
Purchase tickets online at: SDULions Fundraiser Tickets. or bring a check made out to SDULC or if you want to send a donation to 10520 Quail Springs Ct., SD 92131 Please let us know if you are able to attend.
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San Diego, Nov 29, 2013 — The President of San Diego United Lions Clubs (SDULC), Jantima Danford, announced today that their youth division, San Diego United Lions Cubs Clubs (SDULCC), not only has organized Thanksgiving food sorting and packing volunteer work on Nov 25 but also has presented a musical performance on Thanksgiving Day for Escondido senior citizens and people in need.
Thanksgiving food sorting and packing volunteer work was in 2 shifts from 9:00 am -12:00 pm and also 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Monday, Nov 25 th, at The Salvation Army, Escondido Corps Community Center, 1301 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026.
According to the President of the Cubs Club, Cady Mariano, the event was initiated and organized by the Cubs Club to help the Salvation Army in Escondido to sort and pack all canned food before Thanksgiving delivery. About 60 people including many kids, their parents and other volunteers signed up and joined the event in the morning and afternoon shifts. Most of people volunteered for the first time which could seem a bit overwhelming at beginning. After they saw many large barrels and boxes of canned food with 10 large tables set for them, they all put themselves outside of the comfort zone and started to learn how to sort and pack food for the food delivery. Finally it led to some surprising accomplishment at the end of the day because they have sorted all canned food stored in the warehouse at the Salvation Army including 95 barrels and 55 boxes! Many volunteers including kids have experienced the first-hand benefits of volunteering!
Thanksgiving Day musical performance was presented during the Thanksgiving dinner from 11:00 am -1:00 pm on Thursday, Nov 28 th, at The Salvation Army, Escondido Corps Community Center, 1301 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026.
The Salvation Army Escondido Corp has been providing Thanksgiving dinner to about 150-200 people each year to senior citizens and families in need. As requested by the Salvation Army, the Cubs Club organized and presented the musical performance during the Thanksgiving dinner on Nov 28 for all people including many senior citizens from The Escondido Silvercrest. All senior citizens, families and also volunteers were surprised to see the performance from all 9 kids for their amazing performance on piano, flute, Oboe and violin. All kids were very excited about this opportunity because it was their first time to volunteer on Thanksgiving.
“It feels good to help other people out,” said Cady Mariano. All of them have learned different musical instruments over a number of years, and they were really glad to use it and be able to bring joy and happiness to the senior citizens and families in need during Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate the holiday together.”
Cady Mariano started her first volunteer at 9 years old when she was invited by Lion Dr Allen Chan to perform a dance for Rady Children’s Hospital fundraiser in 2011. For the first time, she danced and also donated her own piggy bank money to help other kids in Rady Children’s Hospital and she has experienced the joy of helping others since then.
In 2012, she has performed and donated to other fundraisers including Philippine Typhoon Sengdong and Year 2 fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital. The San Diego United Lions Cubs Club (SDULCC) was established in Sept 2012 for children ages 8-12 years to share and experience the joy of volunteering and assisting people in need. As the Charter President of the Cubs Club, Cady Mariano continued to participate in the fundraisers and local community events with her talent in dancing and performing. With her half Chinese and half Causation mixed background, she also developed and welcomed more kids, not only from her Jazz dance school but also from her Chinese dance school, to join the Cubs Club or just join the volunteer work. Her mixed background and passion have led her to an unique position to help bridge the culture difference and encourage all her friends to work together no matter what background they are from.
In 2013, she participated the events organized by the Lions Club for The Monarch School Project for homeless kids, Fashion Charity Show for African American Women, Veterans Charity Golf Tournament on Veteran’s Day, Rescue Bohol for Philippines Earthquake, and Help Victims for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan. Furthermore, she worked with others and led the Cubs Club to initiate and organize Dance & Music Performance for the Seniors of Escondido Silvercrest Residence, and the welcome party and the dance performance at the award ceremony for International Kids Film Festival. With all the support and encouragement from the Lions Club, the Cubs Club also initiated and led the 70-people food packing volunteer work and musical performance for Thanksgiving as listed above.
In 3 years, Cady Mariano has been volunteering and dancing for 15 fundraisers and charity related events organized by the Lions Club, in addition to her dances and singing for 40 local community events utilizing her performing talent. Although she was invited to perform dances for Asian Heritage Award ceremony 3 years in a row, the event organizers believe that it is her performance off stage that marks her as an exceptional young lady. At the 5th grade when she was 10 years old, she was awarded with “Service Above Self” by Rotary Club International.
“What a journey it has been for Cady and the Cubs Club!” said Jantima Danford. “The establishment of the Cubs Club has provided Cady and other kids a venue to further develop their caring, compassion, self-motivation and leadership. Their involvement at a much younger age will benefit them in a long term, and we will continue to support and nurture Cady and the Cubs Club because we believe they will continue to grow and help serve all people in need”.
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Charity Golf Tournament & Dinner Fundraiser
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Riverwalk Golf Club, 1150 Fashion Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 10.00 am – 9.00 pm
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San Diego Lions to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year with dance and music for senior citizens
San Diego United Lions Clubs (SDULC) announced today that their youth division, the Cubs Club, has partnered with Georgia’s School of Dance to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year with a dance and music performance for Escondido senior citizens.
The free event will be from 3:45 - 5:00 pm on Friday, Feb 15, at The Salvation Army, Escondido Corps Community Center 1301 Las Villas Way, Escondido, CA 92026.
This event is hosted by The Escondido Silvercrest Senior Housing Facility which is operated by The Salvation Army. The Escondido Silvercrest is next to the Escondido Corps.
RSVPs are required because of limited seating. Donations to support Lions Clubs and The Salvation Army are welcome.
“All the kids are very excited about this opportunity,” said Donna Lee, the President of SDULC. “They have all learned different dances and musical instruments over a number of years, and have won top awards from many regional and national dance and music competitions,” she said. “The kids are really glad to be able to bring joy and happiness to the senior citizens and to celebrate the holidays together.”
“The Salvation Army’s Escondido Corps Community Center is pleased to open our facility to our neighbor, The Silvercrest Senior Housing, and share in this amazing event “ shares Major David Ebel, the Corps Officer. “The Salvation Army has always had a great relationship with the Lions Clubs and is honored to be able to work together to provide this wonderful and exciting event.”
Please visit the Cubs Club page for description of the full program.
“United We Give” Fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital
San Diego United Lions Club (SDULC) in partnership with Penske Automotive, USCorp, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Attorney Jeff Frank, Escondido Host Lions Club and Jasmine Seafood Restaurant invite the public to help raise funds in benefit for the cancer stricken children at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at the Rady Children’s Hospital. The goal is to raise $20,000 to help saving the precious lives of the children at the Peckham Center.
The dinner show will be held at Jasmine Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Kearney Mesa on Wednesday, September 22, 2012, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Registration and no host bar starts at 5:30 pm. Live entertainment will feature talented children performers from various ethnic communities in San Diego, a multi-ethnic children’s fashion show as well as the star singer, Floyd A. Smith of the six time Grammy winner, The Fifth Dimension.
The ticket price for the dinner show is $50 each or $500 per table of ten for preferred seating. All proceeds will go to San Diego United Lions Club Charity Account to be donated to the Rady Children’s Hospital. Your donation of any prize/auction items, monetary or advertising support will be greatly appreciated. Details can be found here: Donate to Rady's.
For tax-deductible receipts please make checks payable to the fiscal agent, Escondido Host Lions Club, a 501C3 corporation.
Public support and participation of the fundraiser event at Jasmine Restaurant on the evening of Saturday, September 22, 2012 for the less fortunate cancer children at the Peckham Center of Rady Children’s Hospital is surely appreciated. Additional donations can be made online or via snail mail. Visit: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/lci-foundation/supporting-our-work/make-a-donation for more information. Questions regarding donations can be directed toward SDULC at email@example.com or (858) 717 7708.
Seating to the event can be prepaid at Jasmine Seafood Restaurant at
4609 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111 or (858) 268 0888
We thank you in advance for your participation and support of this noble cause for our children at Rady Children’s Hospital.
Donna Lee Barbara M. Davis
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