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'Bedside' doctor, author to give talk Oct. 26 at Pathways breakfast

Courtesy of Pathways Home Health and Hospice
Abraham Verghese, M.D., professor of medicine at Stanford University, will serve as keynote speaker at Pathways Home Health and Hospice’s 27th annual “One from the Heart” awards breakfast Oct. 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto.

For Dr. Abraham Verghese, treating patients with kindness and dignity is as important as treating their afflictions.

The Stanford University professor of medicine and author believes in a future that emphasizes a good bedside manner – a tradition seen by some as long in the past – as well as technological innovation.

Walk to end pancreatic cancer raises nearly $50K for research

Ananya Panchal/Town Crier
The Nichols family of Los Altos organized Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, which raised more than $46,000 in its second year. They plan to hold another walk next year.

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Los Altos couple Leah and Aaron Nichols returned to Shoreline Park last month for their second fundraiser to end pancreatic cancer.

The 2017 Silicon Valley Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, held Sept. 16 at the Mountain View park, raised more than $46,000.

Community Briefs: Oct. 4 2017

LA family participates in diabetes fundraiser

JDRF, a nonprofit organization providing advocacy and funding in the fight against type 1 diabetes, has scheduled its annual “One Walk” 9 a.m. Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara.

Organizers aim to raise more than $515,000 to help fund type 1 diabetes research. The event is expected to attract more than 1,000 supporters, including teams representing local businesses, families, schools and other organizations.

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley kicks off new concert season

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s new season of four concerts is scheduled to kick off this month.

CSA leaders salute 'heroes' of their own at annual breakfast

Hartono Sutanto/Special to the Town Crier
Community Services Agency last week honored employees Estela Salgado, left, and Maureen Wadiak, center, for their service, along with volunteer Mary Hayes, right. Los Altos United Methodist Church was also honored.

After 60 years of service, and 30 years of recognizing local “heroes,” Community Services Agency waived its rule of not honoring staff at this year’s “Hometown Heroes” fundraiser – and for a good reason, too, according to Executive Director Tom Myers.

The two staff members honored this year tallied a combined 70 years of service at CSA – retiring Associate Director Maureen Wadiak with 20 years, and operations assistant Estela Salgado with 50 years.

Wild watercolors and imaginations at work in exhibitions

Courtesy of Gallery 9
The art of Naomi Mindelzun is on display in October at Gallery 9.

Gallery 9

Naomi Mindelzun is Gallery 9’s featured artist for the month of October. Her latest exhibition runs through Oct. 29.

A reception for the artist is scheduled 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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