The “Country for the Kids” concert was held Oct. 18 at the Santaluz Club. Presented by The Foundation for the Children of the Californias, the event featured the music of Lonestar.
Proceeds from “Country for the Kids” will benefit the 20/20 in the foundation’s 20th Anniversary Campaign to complete the third operating room at the hospital’s surgery center to include an ophthalmology specialty. The foundation’s goal in the year 2014 is to raise $900,000, which will outfit the operating room with much-needed surgical equipment necessary for specific intra-ocular procedures. It will also help fund the P.A.P.I. (indigent care) program. The goal is to restore 20/20 eyesight to children with vision disorders, are blind, or will go needlessly blind because they are poor.
The Foundation for the Children of the Californias is a tri-national collaboration of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, endeavoring to improve the health and nutrition for the children of the California and Mexico border “mega-region” through the operation of the Hospital Infantil de las Californias. This specialty medical and education complex is located adjacent to the border (one half a mile into Baja California, Mexico). No child is turned away for inability to pay.
Photos by Jon Clark.