Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to host informational brunch

The Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will host an informational brunch on Friday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to welcome all interested prospective members.

Carmel Valley co-chairperson Edith Smith explains, “As we begin a new year of service, it makes sense to re-examine the many ways we can better serve the hospital and the needs of our community.

“We want to let our community know that we offer a great opportunity to get involved and have a real impact on the lives of San Diego’s children by supporting one of the area’s most critical institutions. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about Rady Children’s Hospital and wants to have a positive impact on children’s health, wellness and well being.”

The brunch will be an informal gathering where potential members can learn about the Carmel Valley Unit’s many interesting activities and accomplishments, particularly its “Sounds of Hope for Children” concert series.

“It’s an opportunity to introduce a new group of interested individuals to this world-class facility in our own backyard, give them a chance meet a great group of energetic, enthusiastic and involved women, and find out if this is something they would like to be a part of,” Smith said.

Please contact membership chair Laurie Horton at 858-922-9987 or for more information about the brunch and for the location and directions.

The Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary not only raises awareness about the hospital and its programs and advocates for the health and well being of San Diego’s children, but also has helped generate nearly $5 million in much-needed funds through numerous activities, including its enormously popular “Sounds of Hope for Children” concert events; the most recent, held last October, featured Mat Kearney.

For general information about the Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, visit For additional information about the brunch please call 858-922-9987 or email