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Health Happenings—UCLA To Host ‘Living With Diabetes’ Conference Saturday, And More…

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 – 4:26 PM

UCLA To Host  ‘Living With Diabetes’ Conference Saturday

UCLA Diabetes will sponsor a free “Living With Diabetes” conference, designed to empower and motivate diabetes patients, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Conference Center, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica.

An estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes; and the conference will feature interactive breakout session and experts speaking on such topics as: the latest in diabetes research, mindfulness for stress management, nutrition and exercise.

The day will begin with a product fair and “Wellness Breakfast” at 8 a.m.

Reservations are required and may be made by phone to 310-794-1299 or via email to

Courtesy parking will be at the Arizona parking structure, 1311 16th St., Santa Monica.

More Than 100 Vendors Slated For Planned Parenthood’s Food Fare

Some tickets remain for the daytime session—11 a.m.-2 p.m.—of Planned Parenthood L.A.’s Food Fare, Thursday, March 2 at Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.

The annual event will feature more than 100 chefs, restaurants and caterers preparing signature, off-the-menu and exclusive-to-the-event dishes in such categories as comfort, fusion, desserts and more.

Participating restaurants include: Lucques, An Catering by Crustacean, Angelini Osteria, Craft Los Angeles, Food Haus Café, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, SOCA, Chichen Itza Restaurant, Phorage, Thyme Café & Market, and more.

Attendees will also enjoy coffee, wine, beer and spirits from such purveyors as Angel City Brewery.

Tickets for the afternoon session are $150. (The evening session and VIP reception are sold out).

To purchase tickets, visit or call 213-284-3300. (The website also has a complete list of participants)

Cycle For Survival Raises Funds For Cancer Research

Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, will return to Los Angeles on March 4 for high-energy indoor cycling rides from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at Equinox Sports Club West L.A., 1835 Sepulveda Blvd.

Every dollar raised goes to rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. The indoor team cycling rides will be led by instructors from Equinox, the movement’s founding partner; and sessions are scheduled throughout the day.

Special guests, rare cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, MSK doctors, Equinox instructors and other members of this community will join for the event. Participants can expect heart-pumping music, dancing, personal stories and remarks from researchers about discoveries made possible by Cycle for Survival.

About half of all cancer patients are fighting a rare cancer, which includes thyroid, brain, ovarian, pancreatic, all pediatric cancers and many others.

Cycle for Survival has raised more than $130 million for research since its founding in 2007.

For more information, visit

Three Dog Night Concert To Benefit CHLA’s HARK Arts Therapy Program

Rock group Three Dog Night will headline a benefit concert for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ HARK (Healing Arts Reaching Kids) program at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 30 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

An affiliate organization of CHLA, HARK volunteers provide art supplies, hands-on art workshops, one-on-one art and music play, and other activities that foster creativity and allow kids to express themselves.

Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive top 40 hits,including three No.1 singles, 11 top 10’s, 18 straight top 20’s and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. Among the multi-platinum pop/rock band’s hits are: Mama Told Me Not To Come, Joy to the World, Shambala, Black and White and One. 

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a pre-concert party and art sale. VIP ticket holders will enjoy reserved seating and be invited to attend an after-show meet-and-greet, including photo ops, with Three Dog Night members— founding member Danny Hutton on lead vocals, original band member Michael Allsup, guitar; and Paul Kingery, bass and vocals; Pat Bautz, drums; Eddie Reasoner, keyboards and David Morgan, vocals.

Through its fundraising events and art sales, HARK supports the hospital’s Expressive Arts Therapy Program whose trained art and music therapists administer proven healing methods to thousands of patients annually.

Benefit tickets, at  $150 per person; with VIP tickets at $250, are available at

For more information email, visit on Facebook: @HealingArtsReachingKids(HARK), or contact the Associates & Affiliates Office/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 323-361-2367.


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