CARE Circle of Friends

Helping care for those with AIDS requires CARE. The CARE Center 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 over 30 years of service.

Membership in the CARE Circle of Friends starts at the $500 annual giving level

CARE Circle of Friends Members:



Sharon A. McNealy


West Coast University


Tim Aldrete

Patrick Doonan and Paul Thompson


Gary Boettcher International Imperial Court of Long Beach, Inc.
Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria L A Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Tim and Janine Bojeczko La Traviata Restaurant
Todd Buchner and Cory “Fabulous” Stupy Legends Sports Restaurant & Sports Bar
Daniel and Carolyn Caldwell Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
California State University Long Beach Research Foundation Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc.
The Center Long Beach Jose and Megan Martinez
Cheer Los Angeles Jack Nemeth and Eric Sklar
Dr. Chester Choi and Mrs. Lynn Nagano-Choi Daniel Robles and Mike Gold
Jonathan De Armas and Randy Hope Curtis N. Ryan and Mark Quintana
Brad Duerre and Brad Miyasato Elwood “Woody” Brawley Sides III
Dr. Jerome De Vente and Dr. Catherine Diamond Gina S. Smith and Arnie Araujo
Dr. Frank Flowers and Jose “Eddie” Felix Suite Energy Inc.
Daniel Fortuno  Sister Celeste Trahan, CCVI
Bill Hicks and Todd McGuiness Walgreens
John P. Huffman   Wells Fargo
Hot Java Becky A. Yourex


 AIDS Food Store Long Beach Paul T. Lovely
Tammy L. Basile
John C. Blasco
Assemblymember Bonnie A. Lowenthal (Ret.) 
and Mr. Evan A. Braude
The Breakfast Bar Lisette M. Martinez
  Justin Barachina and  Kimberly Eclarino Steven Nottingham
  Brian Burroughs Nina J. Oberst
  Caremeds Pharmacy, Inc. Ryan Orr and Mr. Chris Kane
Rafael Castaneda Victoria Kinsman and Charles Esser
  Jonathan Colliflower Ramon Patino
Gilead Sciences, Inc. Phillip Penn
Gabriela V. Flores Kyle and Dawn Radue
Harold J. and Cindy Gillis Anna A. Reynolds
Stephanie A. Glass Robert Rose and William Cullen 
Christine M. Gutierrez Shoreline Frontrunners of Long Beach
Miguel A. and Jodi Gutierrez and  Dr. Steven Sorenson
Silver Lining Management Consulting Tim Steig and Frank Villegas
John and Wendy Henning Jason Thibert
Larry R. Hensley Tom D. Tokunaga, Jr.
Gregory J. Jeffers Todd Turley
Keir Jones and Thomas-Michael Dileva  Andrew B. Vaca, PhD
Kafe Neo Michael and Susan Wellborn
Dan H. and Valerie A. Kamikubo  
Tony Meraz, Jr. and William Judy  



For more information, contact us.

*Recognizing giving from July 2016 – June 2017