West Health and Foundation Support Serving Seniors’ Hidden Hungry Campaign


To make a difference in San Diego seniors’ lives this holiday season, West Health and Gary and Mary West Foundation employees donated $10,290 to Serving Seniors, a non-profit organization committed to improving the well-being of low-income seniors, as part of its “Hidden Hungry” fundraising campaign.

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Left to right: Dr. Vyan Nguyen of the Gary and Mary West Foundation, Paul Downey of Serving Seniors, Diana Campau of West Health and Mary West present Serving Seniors with a ceremonial check for more than $10,000.

West Health and Foundation representatives presented a check to Serving Seniors during a meal service at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center on Dec. 21. Every dollar raised by West Health and Foundation employees was matched by the Foundation, as well as the generous Schmale family, adding up to a total of more than $15,000 in donations.

“Every single day we are reminded of the many seniors who face very difficult challenges, choosing between food and shelter and often feeling hopeless, alone and hungry, especially around the holidays,” said Shelley Lyford, president and CEO of West Health and the Gary and Mary West Foundation. “I’m proud of our employee’s strong support for this important campaign.”

Funds raised during the Hidden Hungry campaign provide nutritious meals, health and wellness services, affordable housing, and lifelong learning opportunities Serving Seniors provides to low-income seniors in San Diego.

Click here to see how you can help Serving Seniors make the most of the Marge and Neal Schmale’s generous contribution match through Dec. 31, 2015.

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The West Health Institute, Policy Center and Gary and Mary West Foundation offices will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 3, reopening Monday, Jan. 4, to allow employees to spend time with their loved ones this holiday season. We look forward to connecting with you in 2016.

Happy Holidays from West Health and the Gary and Mary West Foundation!