“Margarette is a young, vibrant 82 year-old with a passion for life. Her wish was to ride in an 18-wheeler across the country. Twilight Wish paired up with truck driver Annabella Wood, who with her Pomeranian by her side, made Margarette’s wish a reality by driving her cross country in her big rig. AARP rode along for part of the trip, filming the wish for their magazine and website. The route took them from Pennsylvania to California and then down to Margarette’s home in Merritt Island, Florida.”
“Desert Thunder is dedicated to raising donations that are distributed to child service organizations in Southern California and Southern Nevada. Desert Thunder, A Children’s Charity would not exist and could not continue its charitable efforts; making a difference for thousands of children in need, without the support of our valued sponsors, vendors, and rally participants.”
At the young age of 24 Danny Miller was in a tragic car accident unfortunately leaving him as a quadriplegic.
After the accident and many tears and debates later Danny decided to fight the odds. He found Project Walk where through their encouragement and positive attitude he agreed to fight and work hard to be able to possibly walk again.
To show other quadriplegics that there is hope Danny embarked on a 6,000 mile journey to Alaska from his home in Murrieta, CA
“They make every effort to make sure that every child with the desire to participate gets the opportunity to play football or cheer for the teams, without regard to prior experience or athletic ability.
San Marcos Youth Football and Cheer is committed to instilling Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Teamwork, Discipline, Sportsmanship, Respect, Leadership, Trust and Commitment in their young participants. They believe these values and virtues are important to the childrens growth and to them becoming active members of the community and society.”
“Tom Pernice, Jr. was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended UCLA and graduated in 1981. During his time there, he was a two-time All-American and PAC-10 Player of the Year in 1981. Pernice turned pro in 1982.
His daughter Brooke has a genetic disease, Leber’s Amorosis, which causes blindness. Her retinas did not develop fully at birth. Brooke released a country/Christian recording in 2007 titled “Help from Above” and performed at the 2008 PLAYERS Championship.
Tom has chosen the University of Iowa Foundation to benefit from his event. By supporting Dr. Stone’s research, Tom prays that Brooke and others with this disorder may regain their sight.”
“In December 1950 the San Diego Blood Bank was established through the support of the San Diego County Medical Society. The foresight and dedication of founding fathers Dr. Thomas O’Connell and Dr. Frederick G. Hollander, led us to the San Diego Blood Bank of today, an organization known for excellence in its service to our community.
Today, we operate five full-service regional centers and 12 fully equipped mobile units available for on-site blood drives. San Diego Blood Bank fixed centers are located in El Cajon, Escondido, Sabre Springs, San Diego and Vista. Our bloodmobiles travel throughout the Southern California region from San Diego’s most southern cities to the Imperial Valley in the east and as far north as Orange County.”
“ELI’s guiding principle is to empower the poor with knowledge, confidence, and measurable growth that impacts their spiritual and economic life so that they become an example that others will be drawn to imitate and surpass.
ELI celebrates the evidence of changed lives as they continue do everything they can to reach the greatest amount of people, in the least amount of time, requiring the least amount of resources, with the greatest amount of measurable results.”