Too good not to share…

The VMC Foundation is proud to support all sorts of efforts to improve the health of Silicon Valley – the “Re-Think Your Drink” campaign, the forthcoming Farmer’s Market on our campus, the Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center…

…and yet, we’re up against an enemy so powerful it often seems we cannot win.

The video created by a Canadian physician recently gives me a glimmer of hope. The fact that it was picked up by the Huffington Post brightens that glimmer.

Education is the key, and deterring the food industry from selling unhealthy food dressed up as healthy food is the lesson. But they won’t do it unless we demand it.

This is not only worth your time to watch, it’s worth your time to share with others. Please do.


Meet new VMC CEO Paul Lorenz January 30

 New leaders event

Please join the VMC Foundation on Wednesday, January 30th at the Silicon Valley Capital Club to welcome Paul Lorenz, the new CEO of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  The reception will also honor Rene Santiago as he starts his second year at Deputy County Executive and Director of the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System.

Paul, who began his tenure at VMC in November, brings nearly 20 years of executive healthcare leadership to VMC, most recently as Chief Deputy Director for the Ventura County Health Care Agency.

Event Details

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 6:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando, San Jose (parking validation available)

wine and hors d’oeuvres

dress is business casual


Space is limited to the first 125 guests.  Please RSVP by calling 408-885-5299 or send us an email.

We are facing AIDS!

Frank Yang, Bellermine High School Student's Winning Poster Submission Entitled "Save Lives. Stop AIDS."

Frank Yang, Bellarmine High School Student’s Winning Poster Submission Entitled “Save Lives. Stop AIDS.”

This past Saturday, December 1st, World AIDS Day Silicon Valley spread the word to the community about the importance of facing AIDS.

A special thank you to the Ira Greene Partners for AIDS Care & Education Clinic for putting on the event as well as The Health Trust, and Santa Clara County Public Health .

High School & College youth were awarded for their poster & video contest submission including Frank Yang, a senior at Bellarmine High School, who was inspired to create his poster to, ” bring awareness to AIDS. I thought the best way to stop AIDS was first to protect ourselves, then educate others about the importance of preventing AIDS.”

To check out photos from the event,  click here.

Please also check out the Facing AIDS photo gallery to see Silicon Valley represented amongst the nation.