Monthly Archives: September 2017

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BANNISTER FAMILY HOUSE UCSD- HAVEN OF HOPE AND COMFORT!

Imagine having a family member in critical care or long term care at the hospital and not having the funds to stay in a hotel meaning your nights and days are spent in a chair.  Causing the patient anxiety and stress to see their loved ones in discomfort and making the healing process harder on the patient.  Situated close to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, the Bannister House provides a haven of comfort and hope for families who share this experience and concern.  In a home like environment this non medical atmosphere serves as a retreat of home and stress,  If the walls could talk they would share stories of thousands of guests who have laughed, cried, prayed and rejoiced during their stay.

The home was provided in 1994 by the late Ralph Bannister who’s generous donation enables UC San Diego Health to construct the Bannister Family House in member of his wife and daughter.  Although the Family House is affiliated with UC San Diego Health, it is not funded by the revenue generated from clinical services.  The house relies on donations and private support of individuals, corporation and foundations to operate on a daily basis.   The house is open 365 days a year and families are asked for a nominal fee per night to help defray costs for upkeep and operation.   Aside from Ronald McDonald home there is nothing available like Bannister for patients support system.  


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SAN DIEGO- SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS TO VISIT!

It’s amazing that its already September!  Don’t know where this year has gone.  Every month I like to see what great events our beautiful city has to offer!  The following are some that may be of interest before September gets away from us!  TASTE OF DEL MAR – September 7- 5:00-8:00 PM.  this has been happening in Del Mar Village for as long as I can remember.  Culinary creations from local and award winning restaurants.  This year brings Craft Beer and Wine “sip Stops? and live music.  Hmmmm wonder how the ID situation will be handled?

SURF FOR THE SEA/OCEANSIDE FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY SURF EVENT.

Location:  North Harbor Jetty Beach, Oceanside.  No better charity event than one for firefighters!  Starts at 7:00 am.  Surf UP!

SAN DIEGO BLUES FESTIVAL!

September 9/ 12:00-8:00 pm-  Embarcadero Marina Park North.  Info: sdbluesfest.com.  Features members of the Blues Hall of Fame, a Grammy Award winner and many other blues acts.  This is benefit for Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.  Again its great to attend events where proceeds do great things!

CARDIFF GREEK FESTIVAL –  September 9-10-  10:00-9:00 PM Sat 10:00 PM)

Location Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. www.cardiffgreekfestival.com  Be Greek for the day and enjoy fabulous authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing and children’s activities.   I have gone to many of these festivals and they are amazing fun!  Think it includes plate throwing!

KABOO DEL MAR FESTIVAL- September 16-17-  Del Mar Race Track  www.kaaboodelmar.com   World class music, hilarious comedy, great cuisine, craft libations, inspiring art and more.  Seems like its great fun but since I live above the track this is not as joyful for me.  Crazy traffic.  Come early.  Don’t call me for help:)

 


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