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VMC Foundation helping to close the “word gap”

This week, Hillary Clinton was in California to issue a challenge: We must end the “word gap!” We all know that low-income children are exposed to less reading material – which means fewer books and fewer words – than kids in more affluent families. This can leave a lasting deficit that extends far beyond a […]

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The only thing you should read today

I spent a day last week with the leaders of Ventura County Medical Center.  Not surprisingly, they are just as proud of their services as we are here in Santa Clara County—and they should be; from what I learned, Ventura County Medical Center is a jewel for their community…just like VMC! They like to talk […]

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2014 Sheriff’s Heroes Run Sponsored by SAP

The second annual Sheriff’s Heroes Run is on!  Join the VMC Foundation as well as the heroes of Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and Valley Medical Center for a family-friendly 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at the Cupertino Civic Center this fall.  We are thrilled to announce this year’s presenting sponsor, SAP. “SAP is proud to sponsor the second annual […]

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Women & Children’s Center at VMC receives $5.75 million towards launching campaign to raise $25 million

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, SAP, Sharks Foundation and the Rademakers Family announce major gifts. Making a historic down payment on the future of women and children’s healthcare in Silicon Valley, SAP, the Sharks Foundation, the Rademakers Family, and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County have committed $5.75 million in seed funding to create a Women and […]

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“VMC changed the way we view healthcare!”

The Spring 2014 issue of the VMC Foundation’s Impact Report features the moving story of Audrey, a young girl born with cerebral palsy who has complex medical needs. Audrey’s parents, David and Jacquelyn, had a lot of frustrations with the quality of healthcare Audrey initially received, causing them to lose faith in the medical system. […]

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