Community

Sponsoring Las Patronas Jewel Ball

Las Patronas is a volunteer organization whose goal is to help support nonprofit organizations. Las Patronas covers a very wide variety of services, including health, education, cultural arts and social services. Dr. Salazar’s wife, Ingrid, is a current member and Dr. Wheeler’s wife, Laura, is a sustaining member.

For over 60 years, Las Patronas has been helping charitable institutions throughout San Diego County. They have donated over $17M to more than one thousand different charitable organizations. Beneficiaries are chosen and evaluated on the basis of their strength of mission, service to the people of San Diego, breadth of influence in the community and fiscal responsibility.

LJCSC is proud to be a sponsor of the Jewel Ball, the premier fundraising event for Las Patronas, as well as one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer season in La Jolla. For more than twenty years, LJCSC has supported Las Patronas with a combination of donations, guest gifts and program advertising.

To learn more, click here: www.laspatronas.org

Humble Design

Humble Design is a nonprofit that serves families and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming an empty house or apartment into a home—a very simple idea that can change a family’s future. Humble Design turns dwellings into dignified and welcoming homes. Less than one percent of their recipients return to homelessness. They describe their mission as “not just furnishing homes, we are furnishing hope.” LJCSC is happy to help this newcomer to San Diego. In 2019, LJCSC is underwriting  three home transformations

Youth Causes & Sports

LJCSC routinely supports youth activities including soccer, water polo, and volleyball. We support Rotary, Lions Club, and Children’s Hospital programs as well. We believe participation fosters a healthy community.

Helping families fight ALS at the Team Justin Golf Tournament

LJCSC is delighted to have participated in the 6th Annual Team Justin Golf Scramble tournament, which took place in July 2018. Founded by friends of San Diego resident Justin Whitehead, who lost his life to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Team Justin is a grassroots organization that raises awareness and funds for the fight against ALS. All proceeds from the Team Justin Golf Scramble were donated to the Greater San Diego Chapter of the ALS Association, which provides education and support services to ALS patients and their families in the local community as well as contributing to research towards a cure.

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Supporting Women’s Breast Health

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Our Director of Patient Services, Janelle Robinson, presenting our donation to the Scripps Polster Breast Cancer Center.

Over the years, LJCSC has given to many breast cancer groups. The most recent statistics from breastcancer.org state: “About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer of the course of their lifetime.” As over 80% of our patients are women, LJCSC remains committed to helping support breast cancer research and awareness.

The Scripps Polster Breast Cancer Center offers compassionate, personalized breast care to women in San Diego. Their goal is to provide comprehensive care in a private, welcoming environment with state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality treatment. LJCSC is proud to have had the opportunity to donate a portion of all skincare proceeds to the Center. To learn more, click here.