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Nearly 700 Attend and 450K Raised at Casa Colina 75TH Anniversary Gala


POMONA, Calif. – To help celebrate its storied history of hope and healing, Casa Colina and its nearly 700 attendees welcomed Joan Lunden, a well-known journalist, entrepreneur, health and wellness advocate and the former host of ABC's Good Morning America, as the special guest host of its Casa Colina 75 th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 1 st at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona. Proceeds from the black tie gala raised $450,000, which benefits Casa Colina's Free Care Fund and Wounded Warrior Fund. Casa Colina would like to express its appreciation to all of its donors and sponsors including Gold Sponsor – SEI Investments.

"As a journalist and health and wellness advocate, I am always drawn to and inspired by remarkable stories of courage, which is why I was honored to host the Casa Colina 75 th Anniversary Gala ," says Lunden. "Casa Colina continues to help countless numbers of people afflicted with debilitating conditions and devastating injuries overcome impossible odds to regain their independence. This incredible event celebrated Casa Colina's commitment to those in need and demonstrated why it is the gold standard for comprehensive rehabilitation services."

"We would like to thank Joan Lunden and our generous donors and sponsors who helped make this event such an incredible success," said Dr. Felice L. Loverso, President and Chief Executive Officer of Casa Colina. "What made this night so memorable was being able to share it with our remarkable patients. We are humbled by their indomitable spirits and amazing recoveries. This event helps us to continue to provide free care and develop the rehabilitation programs our community needs so that we can celebrate the next 75 years."

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