On May 12, 2017 the Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine was the site of the 26th Annual Mama’s Day which raises funds for HIV/AIDS and cancer patients who get hot meals delivered to them through Mama’s Kitchen.
This year, the non-profit organization raised $178,900 for the cause and will be able to provide 56,794 households with meals.
Cancer doesn’t discriminate – gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Russian, someone everywhere in the world has suffered and died from cancer. If cancer doesn’t discriminate, why should we?
by Carlos Medina - Mama's Kitchen Grant Writer and Program Coordinator
While the world searches for cures to AIDS and cancer, Mama’s Kitchen is committed to supplying nourishing meals, friendly smiles, and a helping hand to people who are struggling with a life-threatening illness.
“Mama’s Day has so many great things about it. The food, friends, and fun are great reasons to attend. And it is even better knowing that by attending, you are helping neighbors who are affected by AIDS or cancer.”
He toed the pitching rubber and the crafty lefty danced the ball up to batters who had just as much trouble hitting him on this Spring day as ever before — before the cancer diagnosis; before the chemo and the radiation.