A star-studded event, $30,000 raised, and one mission: building a healthier future for our youth. By all accounts, the March First for Healthy Kids Luncheon, presented by SOSMentor and Kaiser Permanente, was a smashing success!
The house was packed and the positive energy was at an all-time high at Downtown LA’s Taix Restaurant on March 1st, as SOSMentor’s supporters gathered to enjoy a healthy meal. Guests were welcomed by the soothing sounds of saxophonist Murray Middleman and ABC7’s “Healthy Living” reporter Denise Dador served as MC.
We presented awards to three individuals working to improve the health of our young people: Dr. Edward Ellison, Executive Medical Director of Southern California Permanente Medical Group, received the Excellence in Health Care Award; LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan received the Excellence in Education Award; and Ali Vincent, television host and “Biggest Loser,” was honored for Excellence in Media.
SOSMentor is grateful to Kaiser Permanente for their sponsorship of this event, and to all of our guests for the outpouring of support. As Ali Vincent said so eloquently: “It is up to us to create the world that we want to live in… one step at a time, one choice at a time, one nutritional value at a time.”