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Ton in '10 supports Healthy Kids

Glendale Adventist Medical Center and All About You! Wellness BootCamp launched a yearlong community program to fight obesity in January 2010 and have released its results. A total of 255 people registered in the program and cumulatively lost 1,422 pounds, according to a press release from the medical center.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center committed to donating $1 for each pound registered participants lost to the Glendale Healthy Kids program, which ensures that children have access to health care and health education. Additionally, program participants had the opportunity to pledge to donate money for every pound they personally lost to the Glendale Healthy Kids program. They pledged $1,234.

As a result, the Ton in '10 weight-loss challenge raised $2,656 for the Glendale Healthy Kids program.

“We are very proud of all the Ton in '10 participants,” said Morre Dean, president and CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. “They worked together to improve their health and raised funds for a worthy cause. This was also a great way to call attention to the growing problem of obesity and teach people how they can take steps to attain and maintain a healthy weight.”

For more information, go to or call (818) 437-5523.

Local youth perform in salon recital

Isabella Ramos of Glendale and Kelsey Haley of La Cañada Flintridge will perform today as part of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus Chamber Singers during a Salon Recital featuring violinist Martin Chalifour. There are two performances at 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Hale Observatory, 740 Holladay Road, Pasadena.

Tickets are $100. For information, call (626) 793-4231 or visit

Burbank Civitan has St. Patrick's brunch

The Burbank Civitan Club will have its 40th annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 at the Castaway Restaurant, 1250 E. Harvard Road, Burbank.

A buffet brunch, including corned beef and cabbage, will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The entertainment will be provided by the young Dancers from the O'Connor School of Irish Dance, and Music For Dancing.

There will also be door prizes and a silent auction to raise funds for the club's many projects.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 years and under, and may be purchased by calling Elaine, at (818) 845-6851, or any Burbank Civitan Club member. Gifts for the silent auction are welcome.

Proceeds from the event support the B.C.R. “A Place To Grow,” the annual Baseball Jamboree, which includes hundreds of young Hap Minor Baseball players, the Special Olympics and other local projects.

To learn more about the Burbank Civitan Club, or to become a member, call Elaine Paonessa, (818) 845-6851.

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