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Funds sought for retreat

UCSD Medical Center has developed its first match challenge for gifts directed to the Bannister Family House on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $250,000.

The house sits above Mission Valley on the medical center’s Hillcrest campus and offers a retreat for families whose loved one is receiving care at the medical center.

It has been 15 years since any major renovations have been made, and with matched gifts, the Bannister Family House will be able to initiate much-needed home improvements, including a new roof, hygienic wood flooring, purchase of new bedding and furnishings, air conditioners and kitchen enhancements.

The goal is to reach $250,000 by June 30.