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Poway Gives Back: Learn About Healthcare and Finish Chelsea's Run

Hear former local TV anchor Susan Lee Taylor discuss the state of healthcare, finish Chelsea's run, and bring your pet to support the Escondido Humane Society.

Susan Lee Taylor. File photo.
Susan Lee Taylor. File photo.

By Bill Stoudenmire

Former NBC San Diego television news anchor Susan Lee Taylor gives a humorous account of her transition from her long-time TV career to, now, Executive Director of External Affairs for Scripps Health. 

At Wednesday's meeting of the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps, she'll discuss the current state of healthcare and new technologies, lead by a partnering of Scripps Health and Qualcomm, and how they will drive down costs to patients.

The event is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Brigantine Restaurant, 13445 Poway Rd. in the Creekside Center. Visitors are welcome and lunch is $20 per person.

Finish Chelsea's Run

Save the date for the 4th annual Finish Chelsea's Run 5K in honor of Chelsea King. 

It's scheduled for Saturday, March 1, and this year it's in partnership with Girl Scouts San Diego. Again this year it will take place in Balboa Park where Chelsea loved to visit and where she practiced with the San Diego Youth Symphony. 

The event will feature a competitive 5K race as well as a fun walk/run, family festival, children's activities, team competition, entertainment and refreshments.

The annual walk/run is a primary fundraiser for the Chelsea's Light Sunflower Scholarship fund, which, last year, provided over $70,000 in Sunflower scholarships to 10 amazing college-bound students, who have embraced characteristics that embody Chelsea's academic prowess and service-over-self ethic. Register on line or donate at www.chelseaslight.org.

Paws In The Park Returns

Grab your BFF and get set to walk in the 2014 Escondido Humane Society "Paws In the Park," raising funding and awareness for homeless animals. It's Sunday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway in Escondido.

EHS is an independent nonprofit organization that depends on animal-lovers like you to support their work. Every dollar raised from Paws In the Park will be directly transformed into shelter, food and medical care for the 6400 animals that will pass through their doors this year. Register online or donate at www.escondidohumanesociety.org.

Teen Night Out

Teens in sixth through ninth grade are invited to the City of Poway's free Teen Night Out, from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, January 18 at Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive. It's not all about the teens. It means their parents get to have a free afternoon and early-evening date! Register by calling 858-668-4671.

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