"It is really our cornerstone event of the year for the
foundation," said David Burghart, president of the Healthcare
Foundation at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. "Everybody can get
involved. It's fun, and a chance for the community to come together
to say, 'We support what you are doing.'"
This year, the foundation is trying to raise $125,000 toward a new
pediatric and adult rehabilitation clinic to be built in Eagle Rock,
The theme of the event is "Making a Difference Together."
The gala's entertainment will include 12-year-old singer Rachelle
Dobin, a Simi Valley resident, and violinist Jaime Jorge, a recording
Larry Zarian, former mayor and City Councilman, will receive the
hospital foundation's Erwin J. Remboldt Award for Outstanding
Leadership and Philanthropy. The Distinguished Citizen Award will be
given to Tye Veden, a founding member of the foundation.
Burghart said many seats have already been sold, but interested
parties should call the foundation at 548-4099.