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PATRONS | Spring 2016 31 IN YOUR COMMUNITY EACH LIGHT ILLUMINATED REPRESENTS A LIFE REMEMBERED. ANGELS FROM THE SAN PEDRO CITY BALLET, EMILY RUPP AND TIGER LILLY ESTRADA GREET GUESTS. NOVA MEMBER NATALIE WONG ILLUMINATES THE LIGHT UP A LIFE TREE. THE TREE IS DISPLAYED IN THE TORRANCE MEMORIAL WEST TOWER LOBBY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. SUGAR PLUM LAUREN ORTEGA OF THE SAN PEDRO CITY BALLET PERFORMS AN EXCERPT FROM THE NUTCRACKER. Light Up a Life Event Honors Those Loved and Lost Torrance Memorial Hospice hosted its 20th annual Light Up a Life event Sunday, November 15 at Torrance Memorial Medical Center's Hoffman Health Conference Center. The tree lighting ceremony and fundraiser, held in honor of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month, was an opportunity to celebrate, refl ect and honor a loved one's life. Nearly 300 people attended. Funds raised from the event support the Torrance Memorial Hospice program and assist those who cannot afford hospice care. Services include medications, equipment and skilled nursing care, bereavement and spiritual counseling. To learn more about Torrance Memorial Hospice, visit TORRANCE MEMORIAL HOSPICE STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND THE SAN PEDRO CITY BALLET. YPPA gathered for its third annual Beer Tasting event at Torrance craft beer maker The Strand Brewing Company. Featured at the event was an authentic king c ake from New Orleans. The individual who found the toy baby inside the cake won $50 in playing chips for the group's April 30 Casino Night Fundraiser. YPPA Celebrates Fat Tuesday CHEERS FROM YPPA! JAMIE MCKINNELL, MD, KEVIN BIDENKAP, CODY CHARNELL, BENJAMIN ARCHER NADINE BOBIT, RICH MARCELLO, HEIDI HOFFMAN, MD JOE SPIERER, ERIC CHEUNG

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