News Briefs

Girls Rock:

Elizabeth Fry, a Vacaville breast cancer survivor who is the co-founder of the Midnight Sun Foundation, was honored with the second annual Christine Franklin award during the NorthBay Spirit of Women Girls’ Night Out, Nov. 9, at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre. Applauding is Jane Prather, service line director for women’s health services at NorthBay Healthcare.

R2D2:

Dr. Deborah Murray poses with Colin Kent, of Fairfield, a Type 1 diabetic who lead the 10-mile family ride in the NorthBay first-ever Ride to Defeat Diabetes—or R2D2—on Oct. 14. There was also a 25-mile and a 60-mile ride. The event raised more than $4,000 for the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and will be used to start community support groups for diabetics.

Parties Galore:

It was all about putting smiles on the faces of youngsters in December, as NorthBay Healthcare hosted parties at two elementary schools and at the ABC (A Baby’s Coming) Prenatal Program. NorthBay employees hosted parties for 62 classrooms in all—at Padan Elementary School in Vacaville and at Fairview Elementary School in Fairfield, delivering everything from pizza and cupcakes to colorful paper, pens, printers and ink. For the ABC event, NorthBay teamed up with Genentech of Vacaville to host a party that featured Santa Claus handing out teddy bears courtesy of Genentech and a trip to Santa’s workshop for all, hosted by NorthBay Healthcare.

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