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5 0 | PULSE Fa l l 2 0 1 7 E N D N OT E T he Jawbone Trail in Palos Verdes Peninsula is not for the fainthearted; neither is operating as a young physician or professional in the South Bay. But the Torrance Memorial Young Physicians and Professionals Alliance (YPPA) exists as a way for devotees of the outdoors and other pursuits to meet and create lasting friendships and networking opportunities, and support Torrance Memorial. "The YPPA holds several events throughout the year," says member Sylvia Gayed, founder and CEO of Manhattan Tax and Accounting , in Manhattan Beach. "Three or four hikes, a casino night, a holiday party, Mardi Gras party and different dinners." "is hike was one of the toughest I'd ever done. Extremely steep up- hill and down. But the views! Spectacular." e hike, held August 5, fol- lowed a loop on the Jawbone Trail, splitting into moderate and advanced. "Some of us took about two hours, others were faster and did it in an hour and a half," says Gayed. "It's a wonderful chance to meet people in the medical and business communities and make friends for life." YPPA's next event will be the Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival exclusive tree lighting, November 26. UP, UP AND AWAY! THE YPPA MEETS FOR WORTHWHILE SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES WRITTEN BY PEG MOLINE On top of the world: Torrance Memorial YPPA hikes the scenic Jawbone Trail overlooking Palos Verdes Peninsula. For more information about the YPPA, call 310-517-4728 or email Danielle.Boujikian@tmmc.com

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