CARE Circle of Friends

Helping care for those with AIDS requires CARE. The Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education (CARE) Program at St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach works to meet the medical and social needs of the HIV community throughout Los Angeles County. CARE is a non-profit hospital-based HIV program that is directly funded by federal, state and county grants along with private donations. It provides a full spectrum of services from treatment, support, and education for the newly diagnosed, to care for long-term survivors.

St. Mary Medical Center Foundation invites you to support our CARE Center with a membership in our CARE Circle of Friends. All funds raised by the CARE Circle members are used to fund CARE’s programs and services, including HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, Care Access and Minority Access Support Program, Family Services Program, CARE Dental Clinic, CARE Clinic and the CARE Food Bank.

The CARE Center supports people living with HIV and others directly impacted by the virus. CARE provides medical care, behavioral health services, food and nutrition, supportive services, oral healthcare, and prevention education to reduce the impact of HIV within Long Beach and beyond. CARE’s model of comprehensive services was one of the first of its kind. It serves over 1,600 people every year – regardless of their ability to pay – and has touched countless more in its 30 years of service.

The CARE Center ■ Circle of Friends Members:




Sharon A. McNealy


Patrick Doonan and Paul Thompson

CHAMPION $1,000+

Timothy Aldrete Legends Sports Restaurant & Sports Bar
Gary Boettcher Lola's Mexican Cuisine
Carolyn Caldwell, FACHE Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc.
Todd Buchner and Cory “Fabulous” Stupy Jose and Megan Martinez
Cheer Los Angeles Daniel Robles and Mike Gold
Brad Duerre and Brad Miyasato Curtis Ryan and Mark Quintana
Dr. Jerome De Vente and Dr. Catherine Diamond Elwood “ Woody” Brawley Sides III
Daniel Fortuno Gina S. Smith and Arnie Araujo
Jonathan De Armas and Randy Hope Suite Energy Inc.
John P. Huffman The Center
Hot Java Walgreens
Imperial Court of Long Beach, Inc.  Wells Fargo  
L A Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Becky A. Yourex  
La Traviata Restaurant  


 AIDS Food Store Long Beach  Dan H. and Mrs. Valerie A. Kamikubo
Tammy L. Basile  L A Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
 John C. Blasco  L'Opera Ristorante
 The Breakfast Bar  Dr. & Mrs. J. Marvin Lieblein / Family Pharmacy
 Justin Barachina and  Kimberly Eclarino  Tony Meraz and William Judy
 Buono's Authentic Pizzeria  Paul T. Lovely
 Brian Burroughs  Assemblymember (Ret.) Bonnie A. Lowenthal and
 Rafael Castaneda  Mr. Evan A. Braude
 Dr. Chester Choi and Lynn Nagano-Choi Lisette M. Martinez
 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Dunn  Jack Nemeth and Eric Sklar 
 Jose "Eddie" Felix Steven Nottingham
 Gabriela V. Flores  Nina J. Oberst 
 Daniel Fortuno  Ryan Orr and Mr. Chris Kane
 Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Gillis  Ramon Patino
 Stephanie A. Glass  Phillip Penn
 Christine M. Gutierrez  Anna A. Reynolds
 Miguel A. and Jodi Gutierrez  Shoreline Frontrunners of Long Beach
 John and Wendy Henning  Jason Thibert
 William J. Hicks  Tom D. Tokunaga, Jr.
 Gregory J. Jeffers  Todd Turley
 Kafe Neo Michael and Susan Wellborn 
 Keir Jones and Thomas-Michael Dileva Andrew B. Vaca, PhD.



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*Recognizing giving from July 2016 – June 2017