Nonprofit organizations

Hillview School’s Relay for Life event raises $91,000 for American Cancer Society

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Over 300 middle school students participated in the 4th Annual “Menlo Park Relay for Life – Hillview Edition” on Friday night, raising $91,000 to fight cancer and topping the $65,000 raised last year. The students held bake sales around town for the last month and reached out to their neighbors, family members, and friends for […]

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Mission Hospice & Home Care seeks community support for new hospice house

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A $4 million capital campaign to fund the opening of a new hospice house at Woodside Plaza on the border of Atherton and Woodside is underway by Mission Hospice & Home Care, a local and independent nonprofit organization. A hospice house is a homelike environment specifically designed for people in the last weeks of life who […]

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Sonoo Thadaney champions the human experience in medicine and physicians being present

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It’s rare when the name of an organization so squarely aligns with it purpose. But such is the case with Presence, which Ladera resident Sonoo Thadaney leads as Executive Director. She co-founded the organization with Dr. Abraham Verghese. “The business of medicine has taken over the practice of medicine,” she said in partial explanation of […]

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Open house at Rosener Adult Day Center on May 19

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Peninsula Volunteers/Rosener House Adult Day Center will host an Open House on Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. At 10:30, there will be a special presentation about 70 Strong, a resource for free and low-cost activities and services for people 60+ to connect, age well, and stay active. […]

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Spotted: Sharks at the Circus Club raising money for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

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In its own version of the popular “Shark Tank” TV show, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula brought some of Silicon Valley’s most successful investors together to support students living in the Peninsula’s low-income neighborhoods. The six Shark investors — (pictured left to right) Alan Waxman, Stu Francis, Pete Briger, Mark Stevens, George […]

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League of Women Voters explain Voter’s Choice Act on May 9

Join the League of Women Voters as they explain the new Voter’s Choice Act, as well as the issues on the upcoming June 5 ballot, at the Menlo Park Library on May 9 from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. This June, the way San Mateo County voters cast their ballots will change. Speakers from the League […]

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Benefit for ALS in Menlo Park raises $1 million

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In 2014, Menlo Park resident Nancy Sallaberry was playing tennis almost daily, as you might expect from someone whose teams at both Ladera Oaks and Sharon Heights had advanced to the USTA Nationals. Then, Nancy realized something was a bit off. She felt clumsy on the court. Doctors initially suspected she might have a pinched […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s spring season includes new ballet in tribute to Florence Nightingale

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Menlowe Ballet’s 2018 spring season — Illume — is fitting, in particular, because one of the three ballets is based on the life of Florence Nightingale. A tribute to the visionary who revolutionized the nursing profession, The Lady with the Lamp is choreographed by Menlowe Artistic Director Michael Lowe and Associate Artistic Director Sarah-Jane Measor. “The world premiere of The […]

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Teen mental health is the topic of community event in Menlo Park on April 22

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“Unmasking Teen Mental Health” is the topic of a community event on April 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Trinity Church in Menlo Park. “About a year ago, I received an email from a fellow youth minister who was forwarding an email from a school that concerned the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, which […]

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USA Olympic soccer player Julie Foudy headlines Peninsula College Fund event

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USA Olympic soccer player Julie Foudy is hosting a “sock-talk” on overcoming obstacles and stress at the Peninsula College Fund’s annual fundraiser on April 27, 2018, at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart School (150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton). Foudy served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2006, she co-founded the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership […]

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To better support its work at shelters in Thailand, Kasumisou Gallery seeks small business grant

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Kasumisou Gallery in Menlo Park is seeking community support in its quest for a Fed Ex Small Business Contest, the only business in town to have entered this competition. “I really have no idea how many votes we will need in order to move on to the next round, so we are asking everyone we […]

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