Jonathan Jacques Cancer Center Receives Big Check – Press Telegram

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The Luke Tatsu Johnson Foundation recently presented a $120,000 check to the Jonathan Jacques Children’s Cancer Institute. MemorialCare President John Bishop accepted the giant check on the hematology oncology floor of Children’s Village at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Luke Tatsu Johnson was a Wilson High School student and golfer when he died of leukemia.

A Christian outreach organization plans to host Thanksgiving in 2022 and has put out a call for turkeys. The downtown Long Beach nonprofit expects to serve 400 to 500 people for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and also wants to give out 300 family Thanksgiving baskets of turkey, stuffing and pie. To help, drop off a turkey and non-perishable food item at 515 E. Third St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, or donate online. Coallongbeach.org.

Ronald McDonald House Long Beach’s “A Few Good People” Signature Gala will be held on Thursday, October 27th in the Pacific Hall at the Long Beach Arena. Eleven distinguished men from the Long Beach area will be honored and offered a unique live auction experience. For tickets, go to https://one.bidpal.net/afgm2022/welcome.

The sixth annual Luke Toberfest has begun, raising money for pediatric cancer research and treatment, as well as scholarships for Wilson High School golfers. The month-long effort will culminate Oct. 28 with a golf tournament and banquet at the Recreation Park Golf Course, but people can also participate in Links4Luke, where people play their favorite course and make a donation, and Move4Luke, a self-paced 5K run, bike ride, swimming or any other mode of transportation. Details of all options are available at www.teamtatsu.org.

More than 500 people are expected at Rainbow Lagoon this Saturday, October 29, at Rainbow Lagoon Park for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. Anyone who donates or raises $100 or more will receive a T-shirt. On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m. To register in advance, go to alz.org/walk.

The TCC Family Health Beach Walk will be held from 8 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 29 at Shoreline Aquatic Park downtown. In addition to the 5K, there will be a family-friendly festival, including a free lunch. Individual walkers can register for $30 or join a team for $25. Go to bit.ly/3yYT25T.

Long Beach Blast, the city’s non-profit mentoring program, will host a Wine Blast fundraiser in Long Beach Gladstone on Thursday, November 3rd. Wine tastings, auctions, hors d’oeuvres and games will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsorships are available and individual tickets are $50. conta.cc/3fVfNka.

Jewish Long Beach & Alpert JCC presents Unison in honor of Jesse Butler and Gordon Lenzner on Sunday, November 13th. The progressive kosher dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. and is a tour of the Weinberg campus with directional serving options. The babysitter enters the entrance. Visit jewishlongbeach.org or call (562) 426-7601 x1314 for $100 and $200 tickets or to become a sponsor.

Musica Angelica, a Long Beach-based baroque orchestra, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Dec. 3 with a gala party followed by a baroque Christmas concert. Tickets for the gala are $170 to $250, and sponsorships are still available. Go to musicaangelica.org.

Registration is open for the 24th annual Long Beach Symphony Golf Classic, scheduled for Monday, December 5 at the Country Club of Virginia. Single admission is $300, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and more. The draw will take part in a three-day tournament in Pebble Beach. Go to longbeachsymphony.org/concerts-events/golf/.

The Long Beach Conservation Corps has started its annual fundraiser. The Corps offers scholarships, training and support services to help members succeed and achieve their post-secondary goals. Go to www.cclb.-corps.org.

Meals on Wheels, which has served those in need in Long Beach for more than 50 years, is dealing with significant increases in operating costs and customer base. Since 2020, the number of those in need of assistance has increased by 50%. They are asking for help from the community to continue their good work. Go to www.mowlb.org.

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