SAN DIEGO EVENTS
Saturday, May 15, 2010, 3pm - 5pm
Light One Little Candle San Diego Spring Fundraiser
Bamboo Garden at UCSD Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0658
(866) 773-2703
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Light One Little Candle San Diego Spring Fundraiser
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Rachel delivers books at Moores for LOLC
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Monday, May 18, 2009
LOLC receives delivery of Books from Girl Scout's Book Drive
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Fundraiser gifts books to cancer patients
September 17, 2008
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On Sept. 17, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs hosted a cocktail fundraiser for the Light One Little Candle Foundation at UCSD Moores Cancer Center. Light One Little Candle supports the gifting of books to cancer patients at Moores. Several La Jollans were in attendance. Shirley Tulin, a retired social worker who spearheaded Light One Little Candle, greeted the guests who brought books and enjoyed appetizers. Rachel Glovinsky, 10, collected more than 350 children's books for the Foundation. To learn more about the program, contact Patricia Freund at (858) 539-5946


Shirley Tulin, founder of the UCSD Moores Chapter of Light One Little Candle, and Reissa Schrager-Cole, a La Jolla resident and French teacher at Standely Middle School. The French Club did a book drive.


Rachel Glovinsky and Foundation member Steven Blostin of La Jolla


La Jolla residents Carla Rehm and Susan Boe enjoyed evening


Light One Little Candle San Diego Co-Chairman Patricia Freund


Book Drive to Benefit Patients at UCSD Moores Cancer Center
June 16th. 2008

The Moores Cancer Center at UCSD is experiencing something extraordinary.
Ten-year-old Rachel of Rancho Penasquitos was looking for a “Good Deed” charity to get involved in after her father was injured in an accident. While searching the Internet, she stumbled upon Light One Little Candle Foundation. This non-profit Foundation supports children’s caregivers undergoing treatment for cancer by distributing children’s books to read with the special children in their lives. Rachel remembered the good feelings she had while reading with her dad during his recovery and found one way to heal is by finding someone or something to help.
Rachel started a book drive at her Park Village Elementary School in honor of her retiring 5th Grade teacher, Mrs. Novak, and collected over 300 books for the organization.
Light One Little Candle was founded at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut in 2005 by a young mother, doctor and cancer patient, Joelle Pauporte, to encourage parents receiving cancer treatment to read with their children. During her own illness, Joelle found that reading to her young daughter was a way to build lasting memories, teach life lessons and share their love.
Shirley Tulin, retired La Jolla social worker, read about this program and introduced the concept to Moores UCSD Cancer Center. Moores is the first comprehensive Cancer Center to initiate the program on the West Coast
Word spreads and Light One Little Candle Foundation was also the beneficiary of a Book Drive by the 5th Grade Students at Dingeman Elementary School in Scripps Ranch. Their teacher, Rochelle Schwartz, encouraged the class to collect over 80 books for Moores. These students are learning at an early age the importance of giving back to the Community and doing “Good Deeds”


Press Release - May 12th. 2008:

A Big Thank you to Mrs. Rochelle Schwartz and her 5th grade class at Dingeman Elementary School
11840 Scripps Creek Drive, San Diego, CA 92131

for their contribution of 80 wonderful new books to the Light One Little Candle Foundation.
Light One little Candle, San Diego Chapter at Moores UCSD Cancer Center, is designed to encourage cancer patients who are also caregivers to continue to bond with their children throughout their illness by reading books together.
Because of the generosity of these students, the books will give incredible joy and comfort to patients and their families.
Mrs. Schwartz's class also lead a All School Drive in November to collect toiletries for Monarch School.
These students are learning at an early age the importance of Giving back to the Community and doing "Good Deeds".
Mrs. Schwartz has taught K-6 and worked for Escondido Unified, Santa Ana Unified and SDUSD. She is bi-lingual and has classroom experience in sheltered English, Gifted, Spanish Immersion Magnet, Accelerated Learning Magnet and GATE (as a mentor teacher). She was born in Mexico City, Mexico and graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Child Development and a teaching credential and MA from USIU.
She is a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma society International, an honorary society for "Key" women teachers.
She enjoys travel, crafts, tennis, reading and theatre.