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  • The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday

    The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday
    Newport Beach's Margaret Sprague, known affectionately as Peggie, celebrated her 94th birthday July 24, and rather than receive a birthday present, she gave one. In a reception area at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Peggie presented Kimberly Chavalas Cripe, president and chief executive of CHOC a birthday check for $1 million from her and her late husband Robert Sprague. The generous donation brings the Sprague contributions to Children's Hospital to more than $2.6 million. The recent birthday donation is earmarked in support of the future growth and expansion of CHOC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr. Vijay Dhar, medical director of the NICU at CHOC, was front and center for the reception, joining Cripe in thanking Peggie and welcoming her extended family and friends who had come to support her on this special day. CHOC's NICU is ranked as one of America's top 20 neonatal units by US News and World Report.
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...

    Super Bowl tickets to be auctioned

    CureDuchenne, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that funds research into a form of muscular dystrophy, is auctioning off two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, courtesy of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. The package, which is valued at $5,000,...

    You don't have to be hip for this club, just connected

    You don't have to be hip for this club, just connected
    One of the more traumatic moments of my life was the night I was ruled too unhip to enter a club. No, it wasn't Studio 54 with its infamous velvet rope — it was a far less prestigious nightclub in England that, nevertheless, scanned me for an...

    Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty

    Apodaca: A documentary for Dusty
    Imagine for a moment that you can't walk or reach out to embrace your loved ones, and that every breath you take, each beat of your heart, requires a herculean effort from your weakening body. That is life for my neighbor Dusty Brandom and millions of...