Scripps’ Whittier Friends Top Charts to Benefit Diabetes

Beatles-themed concert raises $140,000 for Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute

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On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, 175 friends of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute joined “all together” to support vital diabetes services in our community at a fun benefit concert at Humphreys by the Bay, featuring the top-notch Beatles cover band – The Fab Four.


The event, affectionately titled “Whittier Friends – All Together Now,” raised nearly $140,000 to benefit diabetes prevention, care and management at Scripps, as well as the institute’s flagship community outreach program, Project Dulce. Project Dulce is dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes through culturally appropriate, community-based diabetes management, education and support programs, and serves as an international model for other health care systems.


The event honoree was the late Yvonne Polatchek, who was a passionate advocate for diabetes research and education, and a former chair of the institute’s community advisory board who helped raise millions to help combat the disease.


Auction items during the festive evening included an exotic trip to Tavarua, Fiji, and a paella party hosted by Scripps physicians and executives.
For more than 30 years, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute has been committed to providing the San Diego community with the most advanced diabetes care and education available. The generous support of those involved with the Whittier Friends will help the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute’s patient education and support services, including:


  • Group classes for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Individualized training for insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring
  • Support groups to help you maintain control over your condition
  • Customized health planning, including medical nutrition therapy and exercise strategies for weight management.

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Nicholas Pince
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