ECH Foundation gala raises funds for cancer prevention

Courtesy of El Camino Hospital Foundation
El Camino Hospital Foundation “Sapphire Soirée” co-chairs Peter and Michelle Detkin of Los Altos Hills, center, invited the 1980s chart-topping band Foreigner to perform at the May 16 fundraiser.

The El Camino Hospital Foundation’s fifth annual “Sapphire Soirée” raised more than $375,000 to establish a cancer prevention and early detection program at the hospital to promote cancer wellness and early diagnosis through education, research and testing.

Approximately 450 guests attended the fundraiser, held May 16 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. The evening included a live auction and a performance by the rock band Foreigner.


Community Briefs


Kopp talks high-speed rail at SPARC meeting

Judge Quentin L. Kopp is scheduled to discuss high-speed rail in a presentation titled “Crazy Train or the Big Engine That Could?” at the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition meeting 6 p.m. today at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Kopp, 86, one of the original champions of high-speed rail in California, is now speaking out against the plan.


Celebrity storytime with the chief

Los Altos Police Chief Tuck Younis reads to children March 3 at a Celebrities Read event, a storytime series underway at the Los Altos Library. Younis’ attentive audience heard all about “Officer Buckle and Gloria,” whose safety tips for children – and adults – are revealed in Peggy Rathmann’s book. Celebrities Read continues through today at the main and Woodland Branch libraries as part of Silicon Valley Reads 2015.


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