Are you interested in volunteering side-by-side with fellow PDA members to benefit our community? As we build upon the Philanthropy arm of our chapter, we are asking members who are interested in participating in future philanthropic events to please contact us as we create a database of volunteers.
We are exploring the possibility of partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles to implement a workplace mentoring program at a Los Angeles area facility. Contact Stephanie Powers Kurtz
if you are interested or to learn more. Learn about workplace mentoring
What We've Been Doing
On April 2, 2017 the Southern California Chapter participated in the PDA Annual Meeting Charity Walk/Run benefiting Global Genes of Aliso Viejo, CA, which is one of the leading rare disease patient advocacy organizations in the world. Global Genes promotes the needs of the rare disease community under a unifying symbol of hope – the “Blue Denim Genes Ribbon”
In March 2017 the SoCal chapter presented Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles with a check for $1,500 at the Aseptic Processing & Contamination Control Symposium (from left to right - John Holmgren (PDA Chapter Advisor), Laurel Hacche (PDA Chapter Program Manager), Randy George (PDA Chapter President), Daniel Rodriguez (Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator), Stephanie Kurtz (PDA Chapter Treasurer), Amy Stanton (PDA Chapter Volunteer), Ileana Ayala (PDA Chapter Secretary), Ruchika Raval (PDA Chapter Corporate Outreach).
2016 Food donation delivery in conjunction with PDA National to local San Diego charities (Mama's Kitchen, Father Joe's Villages, and The Salvation Army)
2015 Pipeline to a Cure, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation