Photos: Pasadena’s Aids Service Center holds annual Big Night Out fundraiser gala


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Pasadena’s Aids Service Center, which provides HIV-related services and advocacy to individuals and families throughout Los Angeles County, held its annual Big Night Out fundraiser on Saturday.

Guests gathered first at a Mediterranean home on Lombardy Road in Pasadena for a gala reception with auctions, hors-d’oeuvres and hosted bars. Photographer Eric Reed was there to capture the early evening festivities during the reception.

After the reception, guests journeyed in groups to one of 20 privately themed dinner parties around town, including a Spanish-style in Los Feliz, a billiards night in a historic loft, a garden menagerie in a beautiful Victorian and an English pub themed evening.


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Photos: Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Rose Bowl

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Organizers of Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks announced today that the Saturday event at the Rose Bowl raised more than $1 million.

Thousands of walkers turned out to raise money and awareness for autism research.

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Pasadena philanthropist continues ‘Power of Pink’ breast-cancer campaign

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It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a Pasadena philanthropist is continuing his company’s annual fundraising campaign.

Through Oct. 31, Brighton Collectibles — owned by Pasadena resident Jerry Kohl — will donate $5 to breast-cancer foundations for each piece sold from its limited edition “Power of Pink” line.

It’s always nice to get something when you give. And this way, you can wear your heart on your sleeve — or your wrist, as it were, with this little number to the right.

Some of the 142 Brighton stores are matching the donation; Ask ahead of time if you’re thinking about purchasing, and that will boost the donation amount to $10.

The company has raised more than $3 million for breast-cancer research since its first “Power of Pink” campaign in 2003. Funds have gone to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, City of Hope Cancer Center, Concern Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Shop local:

  • Brighton Collectibles, 340 E Colorado Blvd. #110, Pasadena (626) 577-3849
  • Huntington Hospital Gift Shop, 801 S. Fairmont Ave., Pasadena (626) 397-5257