Hooray for FISH!

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was our big “Festival of Books” – part of the VMC Foundation’s Reach Out and Read Program. Did you know our pediatricians give away free books to every young child during their checkups at all SCVMC’s clinics? We’re talking thousands of books every month, helping send the message that literacy is PART of good health! First 5 Santa Clara County is our big champion on this program, and we sure appreciate them.

Anyway, yesterday in front of VMC, we held a great festival with scores of kids making books, eating healthy snacks, listening to stories read by our top MD’s and VMC Foundation Board Chair Leah, and ME…yes, I got to read my new favorite book “Hooray for Fish!”

Stripy fish, ele-fish, happyfish…one young mom brought her identical quadruplet boys to hear the story (she’s some kind of superhero). Three of the boys were busy running around VMC’s lawn, but one was transfixed by my crazy reading skills. Then, at the end of the book, I was paid the highest compliment you can get from a 3-year-old:

“Again!”

What a great day – thanks to Loralie, Al, Steve, Leah, and all the great volunteers who made it such a success. We’ll do this event “again!”

The season’s best party, at a time when help is most needed

At the VMC Foundation, we work to ensure you know why your donation makes such a difference: The Santa Clara Valley Heatlh & Hospital System, your community’s safety net, is struggling to serve literally thousands of people every day that seek medical care across Silicon Valley…at a time when resources are scarce.

But we also work to make it FUN to support us – so, please join us for Vino & Vistas!

This amazing party happens May 9 at the stunning Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose. We’ll be pouring the finest wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains, serve you a sumptuous dinner, and provide entertainment that will leave you breathless.

The cost is just $125 – a bargain for what the Mercury News called one of the best events of 2007. For your tickets, and more information, click here: www.vmcfoundation.org/vinoandvistas

Don’t miss this spectacular event – and feel free to call us with any questions: 408-885-5299. Thanks!