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The Huntington Terrace Catches a Wave in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Huntington Beach. Surf rock. Pulled pork sandwiches. All great elements of a summer party, right? By adding in a fundraising raffle for a good cause, the Huntington Terrace, an MBK Senior Living community, took the traditional summer luau from cool to “cowabunga.”

Huntington Terrace Fundraising Luau for the Alzheimer's Association

Huntington Terrace residents “hang loose” at the fundraising luau benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

According to Executive Director Leslie Quintanar, the community sold raffle tickets to raise money, which they then donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Local businesses and vendors generously donated about 40 prizes, including everything from a bag of Trader Joe’s goodies to a one night stay with breakfast at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach.

Kathy "Gidget" Kohner-Zuckerman and Ronnie Guyer at the Huntington Terrace fundraiser luau

Ronnie Guyer, senior field representative for Assembly Member Jim Silva, poses with Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman, the original “Gidget,” at the Huntington Terrace luau.

Attendees were invited to go on a “hard hat” tour of the new memory care unit which will be opening later this year. They snacked on Hawaiian fare and were entertained by the surf rock band The Breakaways. Special guests included Ronnie Guyer, senior field representative for Assembly Member Jim Silva who connected with Quintanar during CALA’s Day in Your District, and the original “Gidget,” Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman.

Money raised by the Huntington Terrace luau presented to the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is presented with a check by the Huntington Terrace (from left to right: Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman, Alzheimer’s Association representative Joan Monami, Huntington Terrace marketing director Darleen Yee, Leslie Quintanar).

The highlight of the day was when a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association was presented with a check for more than $3000 raised by the event. As Quintanar says, “We wanted to be true to our theme, ‘Catch the Next Wave,’ by focusing on revitalizing our community, celebrating the addition of our memory care, and being a great senior living presence in the Huntington Beach area.”

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