Around the Bay
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Go Red For Women
American Heart Association
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, more than all cancers combined. Join ABC7's Carolyn Johnson for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Luncheon, and learn tips for healthier living!
Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year. This means women just like you -- mothers, sisters, friends -- are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don't know what you know: heart disease kills.
Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women by joining us! Macy's and Union Bank invite you to this inspiring luncheon to learn about lifestyle changes such as active living and healthy eating and how they contribute to improved heart and overall health.
Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton Street, San Francisco
Enough Abuse Campaign
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center's Blue Ribbon Luncheon
The Enough Abuse Campaign is a grassroots movement -- spreading across the country -- to end the silent epidemic of sexual abuse. The mission is to create a groundswell of focused action aimed at preventing child sexual abuse by providing families and professionals with evidence-based knowledge and real-world strategies. Through this focused action, we will empower the Greater Bay Area communities to stand up and say ENOUGH child sexual abuse!
May is Child Abuse Prevention Month and you can make a difference in the lives of local children. Join ABC7's Cheryl Jennings for the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center's 17th Annual Blue Ribbon Luncheon to support safe childhoods for youth around the Bay Area.
Distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who at the age of 64 successfully fulfilled her life-long dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida on September 2, 2013, will be on hand as the keynote speaker. She is a dynamic and inspiring speaker and has been outspoken about her own early abuse at the hands of a swim coach.
Support the ongoing work of Chinese Hospital, which has been caring for our local community for over 100 years! Located in San Francisco is this unique healthcare provider with a long and rich history of providing access to culturally competent health care services for the Chinese Community. Chinese Hospital is a 54 bed, acute care, community-owned, non-profit hospital offering a wide range of medical, surgical and specialty programs. Chinese Hospital exists primarily to deliver quality health care in a cost-effective way, is responsive to the community's ethnic and cultural uniqueness and, is accessible to all socioeconomic levels. The event will feature a raffle with a variety of exciting prizes!
Tickets are $200 (Youth 16 & Under - $125 each)
Thursday, May 8, 2014
San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Center's (TNDC) Annual Birthday Dinner
Join ABC7's Cheryl Jennings and hundreds of supporters celebrating The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Center's long history of providing safe, affordable housing and support services for low-income people in San Francisco.
The festive evening will feature cocktails, dinner, a heartwarming program, dancing and live entertainment by gypsy-jazz and uptown swing band George Cole, and after-dinner dance music by DJ King Most. The uplifting evening will include the annual presentation of The Brother Kelly Cullen Community Service Award named for the late former TNDC Executive Director, and given to an individual or organization that shows extraordinary community spirit and compassion in providing services to San Francisco's poorest and neediest residents. This year's award will go to Darryl Smith and Laurie Lazer, co-founders/directors of The Luggage Store/509 Cultural Center, for their leadership in the San Francisco neighborhood art scene for nearly three decades.
Tickets are $200.
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
Mourning Mothers Walk to Prevent Violence 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence
Take a moment to remember the victims of homicide at the Mourning Mothers Walk to Prevent Violence. Look for ABC7's Cheryl Jennings at this memorable event to help families and friends heal.
The 2k walk at your own pace even is expected to draw hundreds of grieving families and concerned citizens from all over the state. We'll have live entertainment, refreshments, free blood pressure screenings, information, and referrals. This event is intended to raise awareness for the ongoing need for therapy, advocacy and resources for those coping with the loss of a murdered loved one.
"We want to encourage grieving mothers and family members to not isolate and suffer in silence," says founder of 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence Lorrain Taylor. She knows firsthand the emotional and psychological trauma victim survivors experience and why it is important to honor those mothers especially around Mother's Day 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the detrimental impact of violence through direct, practical and compassionate outreach services to victim-survivor families in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Proceeds from walk will help provide therapy for children of murdered parents. Registration is $20 (includes lunch)
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Marina Park, 13801 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro
Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC)
"Standing Together: Rising Above"
25th Anniversary Conference
Register today for the premier conference for women in business! The PBWC Conference will have inspiring speakers, interactive learning, purposeful networking to help women achieve their ambitions both personally and professionally.
The Professional BusinessWomen of California's 25th Anniversary Conference will be a landmark event celebrating a quarter-century of standing together for gender equity!
The 2014 PBWC Conference line-up of keynote speakers includes:
Arianna Huffington -- Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, Huffington is also a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of 13 books. In 2013, she was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list.
Charlotte Beers -- Named "the most powerful woman in advertising" and "the queen of Madison Avenue," Beers also served as United States Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs reporting to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Dr. Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey -- The first Polynesian explorer and female Fellow in the history of the National Geographic Society, Lindsey is an internationally recognized expert in the field of cultural intelligence.
U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier -- Representing the 14th District of California, Congresswoman Speier formerly served as a California State Senator, where she authored groundbreaking legislation in health care, privacy, consumer protection, child welfare, education, and prison reform. She founded PBWC in 1989. The Professional BusinessWomen of California exists to provide skill development and networking opportunities, as well as the inspiration and motivation to encourage women at all levels to achieve their ambitions in professional settings.
30 Years & Counting
Youth Service Bureau
Mark your calendar for a remarkable milestone! Celebrate 30 incredible years of service with the West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau! An exciting program is prepared for the evening, featuring keynote speakers Professor Charles Ogletree from Harvard School of Law and Professor Anthony Thompson from New York University School of Law.
The West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau is a comprehensive family-centered service delivery agency that is designed to provide quality and appropriate services to referred and eligible children, youth and their families residing in Contra Costa County.
Tickets are $50.
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mira Vista Golf & Country Club, 7901 Cutting Boulevard, El Cerrito
The Mexican Museum & University of San Francisco
Explore an iconic exhibition at University of San Francisco's Rooftop Sculpture Terrace! It's a collaboration of The Mexican Museum and USF's hacher Gallery and Masters in Museum Studies program.
Among the featured artists are Francisco Zúñiga, Felipe Castañeda, José Luis Cuevas, Jorge Duron, and Armando Amaya, most of whom studied at the acclaimed La Esmeralda in Mexico City. Their art presents female archetypes that strongly reference Mesoamerican forms. Also included are sculptures by Manuel Neri, Byron Galvez, and Gunther Gerzso, artists who formed abstract rather than realistic figures. Together, these sculptures offer a survey of 20th century Latin American sculpture that emanates from rich tradition and explores human emotion.
USF's recently-launched Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Museum Studies is designed for entry-level and emerging museum professionals as well as professionals from other fields wishing to pursue a career in the museum field. The program prepares its graduates for positions in leadership in artistic, cultural, educational, and heritage organizations, and for long-term professional growth.
Admission is free.
Through December 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
USF Rooftop Sculpture Terrace
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