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April 09, 2009

American Girl shows drew crowds

Fifty Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital members, 56 local girls who modeled, and over 1,700 guests flocked to Brookside Country Club in Pasadena on a recent weekend to stage and enjoy seven fabulous American Girl Fashion Shows. Besides stellar entertainment and food, the girls were delighted by two beauty salons that were new this year.

As a donation to this fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Salon Aguayo, located in Pasadena, sent several hair stylists to coif girls’ hair both before and after the performances. Draped in hot pink gowns, the girls looked like little adults. These preteens bore their beautification very thoughtfully. Most were silent, their expressions solemn until the finishing touches were applied to their hairstyles. Then smiles conquered all traces of concern. Another new feature, a doll hair salon, complete with miniature barber chairs, mirrored a similar scenario.

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The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital thanks all those who gave their talents, time, and resources to raise funds for CHLA. Founded in 1901, CHLA offers hope and help for nearly 200,000 seriously ill, disabled, and injured children each year.

Great shows plus a great cause created a fun-filled, feel-good experience. Guests, models, and guild members enjoyed themselves while giving children at CHLA the gift of health and those at the benefit much more than a good hair day.

VHH 18th Annual Golf Classic nears

Verdugo Hills Hospital (VHH) is holding its 18th Annual Golf Classic Tournament on Monday, May 11, at Valencia Country Club.

Last year’s tournament was sold out, so get your registration in soon for 18 holes of the greatest game ever played — and for a great cause — new capital equipment. And specifically on the tee is new equipment for surgeons in the VHH operating room.

Leading the Tournament Committee efforts, which includes community members Dave Elliott, Kevin Tsujihara, Drs. John and Terre Osterkamp, Rich Harris, Charlie Mason and Todd Reynolds, is Steve Wilder and honorary chair, Dick Cook. Sue Wilder serves as volunteer chair.

“I am proud of our talented Tournament Committee’s tireless efforts to ensure another successful year raising funds for Verdugo Hills Hospital,” said Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, honorary tournament chair and foundation board member.

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