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$375,000 for ‘Decade of Dreams’

T. J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research will receive more than $375,000, to fight cancer in children, proceeds of “A Decade of Dreams,” the 10th anniversary of “Rock ‘N Charity” celebrations co-sponsored by Reebok and the Upper Deck Co. Fund-raising events featuring tennis, bowling, golf, softball and hockey were held throughout Los Angeles June 7-14. There was also a silent auction of celebrity items. Music industry executives established the foundation in 1975, after Tony Martell’s son, T. J., died of leukemia. To date, more than $54 million has been raised for research.

Hathaway Children’s Services’ Family Resource Center held its grand opening festivities May 28, thanks to donations of more than $700,000 from the Ahmanson, Arco, Stern, Lon Smith, Weingart, Ralph Parsons, Ambassador, Hollywood Park, W. K. Kellogg and California Community foundations. Other donors included United Parcel Service, Lark Ellen Lions Charities, Burton Bettingen Corp. Transamerica Corp., Dupont Fund and Memorials for Hinden. The center, at 840 N. Avenue 66, Highland Park, will provide comprehensive support services to hundreds of children and their families. Brian Cahill is president of Hathaway.

City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute will receive $244,000, proceeds raised at the June 13 “Spirit of Giving Gala,” sponsored by Foodservice Division of the Food Industries Circle. Proceeds, double the amount raised last year, will help defray costs of bone marrow transplants. Anita De Pauw was event chairwoman.

Chrysalis, a homeless assistance agency, raised more than $100,000 at its annual “Evening in Monte Carlo” fund-raiser May 19 at the Biltmore. The hotel donated its facilities and the food. Chrysalis provides employment services and affordable housing to the homeless. Paul Heinen chaired the event.

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Hollenbeck Youth Center’s capital campaign to raise $1.4 million to expand its center has raised $1 million to date, which has allowed construction to begin. The center serves 6,000 young people in East Los Angeles. The expanded center will accommodate educational and recreational programs. Those wishing to contribute may call Dick James, (213) 263-4989.


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