October 17, 2003

Poncho Sanchez Headlines Benefit For Hospital Infantil de las Californias

The Foundation for the Children of the Californias, today announced its gala celebration to raise funds for the expansion of Hospital Infantil de las Californias, to a full service hospital dedicated to improve the quality of life for thousands of children in the California and Baja California region who would otherwise not have access to specialty medical care.

Grammy award winner Poncho Sanchez headlines the event on Sunday, November 9, from 5:30 - 10 p.m. at the new San Diego Marriott Del Mar Hotel, 11966 El Camino Real in San Diego, CA. Tickets are $150 - $200 per person. For advance reservations, call 619-299-4784.

In conjunction for raising funds for the expansion, the event celebrates 100,000 specialty medical consultations for children of the San Diego, Tijuana and Baja California region. Additional highlights of the festivities include a silent auction, hosted cocktail reception and gourmet dinner.

The Hospital Infantil de las Californias is located ½ a mile south of the California border at the Otay Mesa crossing. Prior to the construction of the current campus, many Mexican children in need of specialized pediatric care had to travel to Guadalajara or Mexico City. Now the same care can be obtained in Baja California, and is available to children on both sides of the border. As a result, pediatric health care providers throughout the region are able to maximize use of available resources.

To find out more about the Hospital Infantil de las Californias or to reserve tickets for the gala, contact the Foundation For The Children of the Californias at 619-299-4784 or visit the Foundation Website at: www.USFCC.org.

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