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The Saving Sebi Wine Gala is Friday, April 28
April, 2017 - Issue #150
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Saving Sebi Wine Gala to be Held at TPC Valencia
The Sebastian Velona Foundation is hosting the Saving Sebi Wine Gala to help raise funds for Sebastian's gene therapy treatment for Batten Disease CLN8. The event will be held at TPC Valencia on Friday, April 28 from 6pm to 11pm.

The Saving Sebi Wine Gala will feature a variety of wines from a number of top wineries in the area. The evening includes live music, hors d'oeuvres and an auction that promises to impress. For an unforgettable evening, a VIP table is available for $5,000. This VIP experience accommodates 10 people and includes full table service of premium wine paired with a four-course meal.

Individual tickets to the gala can be purchased at in advance for $100. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $125, however, space is limited and the event is expected to sell out. Per the TPC Valencia dress code, cocktail attire is required.

Sebastian Velona suffers from Batten CLN8, a rare neurological disorder that is expected to take his life before he reaches adulthood. At only 13 years old, Sebastian has already lost most of his vision and his ability to walk and speak is declining. Without successful treatment, within the next 24 months Sebastian will become unable to eat, talk or move on his own and he faces a future with increasingly severe seizures and health complications.

Sebastian Velona's team of leading doctors and scientists from across the US have worked together and developed a gene therapy to hopefully stop the progression of Batten CLN8 and save Sebi's life, but as any rare disease with a new treatment, it is not yet covered by insurance and the costs are astronomical. Sebi's time is running out and he needs your help. Please join us for the Saving Sebi Wine Gala and help save Sebi's life.

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The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA Story

The YMCA prides itself on its sense of community - one that is working toward a healthier, happier future. Through a variety of exercise classes and education programs, as well as child care and family-friendly activities, the Y is building strong kids, strong families and strong communities throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. With a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance and become more engaged with the community, the Y helps families achieve an overall feeling of health, wholeness and social responsibility. There hasn't been a better time to join or support the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA. The Annual Community Support Campaign, which raises funds to help subsidize scholarships that support all youth and family programs, kicks off April 13 and runs through the month ending with a victory dinner on May 3.

Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
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