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Community News

Spring Classic Helps Establish Food Allergy Center

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 16
8/9/2013




More than 100 people came together at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach for the 2013 Champions Club Spring Classic. All the proceeds from this event, which totaled more than $200,000, helped establish the new Food Allergy Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.

The new Food Allergy Center at Miller Children’s, which has been officially open more than one month now, is the first dedicated pediatric food allergy center in Southern California. The multi-disciplinary food allergy care team at Miller Children’s provides evaluation and treatment for children with known or suspected food allergies and related conditions. The Food Allergy Center offers skin testing, atopy patch testing, oral immunotherapy, oral food challenges and sublingual immunotherapy.

This year’s tournament featured a private clinic with PGA professionals, a round of golf on the beautiful Virginia Country Club Bell/Tillinghast golf course, special contests, delicious meals, fantastic prizes and a live auction.

“The golf tournament was a fun and successful day for the Food Allergy Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach,” says Inderpal Randhawa, M.D., medical director, Food Allergy Center, Miller Children’s. “The fact that we were able to raise more than $200,000 at this tournament is a tribute to all the people who have worked hard to not only make this event a success, but to the overall goal of getting this Food Allergy Center off the ground. The proceeds from this tournament will go toward giving children a chance to not only learn how to better deal with their food allergies, but also to give them the opportunity to overcome some of those allergies, so they can go back to enjoying life as a kid.”

Submitted by
Memorial Medical Center