Supporters gear up for 50th Project Concern International gala


A cocktail party was held on Oct. 13 at the Kreiss furniture showroom, 7770 Girard Ave., to mark the 50th anniversary of upcoming the gala for Project Concern International. “Hands Across Borders,” set for Nov. 6 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, is chaired by Karen Hoehn, Lidia Martinez and Anne Otterson.

The gala will celebrate the past, present, and future of PCI and help the organization honor founder James Turpin, MD with the 2010 PCI Humanitarian Award.

PCI works in impoverished communities around the world to save children’s lives, improve health, and create long-term change. The organization is involved in fighting hunger and poverty, preventing disease, and responding to the AIDS crisis.

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