Foundation’s Commitment to Care NorthBay Healthcare Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of NorthBay Healthcare System, Solano County’s only independent, non-profit healthcare provider. This blog, written by Foundation staff and board members, will focus on fundraising efforts.

Saturday Date for 2015 Solano Wine & food Jubilee

The 2015 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee will be here before we know it, so organizers have been hard at work planning for the big event.

First order of business: Set a date. Check.

For the first time in many years, the festivities will be held on a Saturday.


Giving Thanks for all our Supporters

This week we will gather with friends and family for the upcoming holiday, and pause to give thanks for all our blessings.

We here at NorthBay Healthcare Foundation are reflecting on the many things we have to be thankful for, as well.

Where would we - and our programs and services - be without all the incredibly generous individuals and organizations in our community who step up to show their support of NorthBay Healthcare?


NorthBay Elves Adopt Local Schools

They're at it again, for the 10th year in a row.

Every December, hundreds of NorthBay Healthcare employees get into the holiday spirit in a big way, by participating in NorthBay's Adopt-a-School Program.

All the fun and festivities actually start in November, when NorthBay employees throughout the organization are select a classroom to adopt, either at Fairview Elementary in Fairfield or Padan Elementary in Vacaville.


Help, Hope for Suicide Survivors

NorthBay's mission - to provide compassionate care, close to home - can touch Solano County residents whether they are in the hospital, in hospice, or suffering the loss of a loved one.

Recently established programs have also sought to provide comfort to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Now, an upcoming conference offers hope to those left behind.


NorthBay Bereavement is Ready to Help During the Holidays

Anyone who has lost a loved one knows how truly difficult the holidays can be. All the family gatherings and festivities can be painful reminders of all that has changed, and those who are no longer with us.

NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement has several avenues in place to help people who are grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday season, and the programs are possible, thanks in part to funds raised during the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee.


Thriftique Readies for Halloween, Holiday Season

Have young children or grandchildren who want to go trick or treating this Halloween in a safe and fun environment? Downtown Vacaville is hosting its annual Halloween Stroll this Friday, and NorthBay Guild's Secondhand Rose Thriftique is one of the businesses that will be open to costumed visitors.


Saluting Our Community's Most Caring Women

A Vacaville breast cancer survivor who recently won a statewide pageant title just added another jewel to her tiara: NorthBay Healthcare Foundation's Christine Franklin Award.

Wendy Wasserman-Kellogg, who was crowned in October as Ms. California Queen 2015, was stunned to receive the NorthBay honor, which recognizes a woman from the community who makes a tremendous difference in the lives of other women.


Grief Comes in All Forms

Anyone who has lost a beloved family pet knows that the loss can be hard and grief is real and painful. After all, pets are an important member of the family for many.

Recognizing this, NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement will hold a workshop for those suffering the loss of a pet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16.


Diabetes Ride a Total Success

If the Ride to Defeat Diabetes' mission was to provide bike riders with an entertaining and educational exercise while raising funds to support a local cause, then it was mission accomplished on Sunday, Oct. 5.

More than 300 cyclists turned out to participate in the ride, which was created three years ago to raise awareness about the disease and to support the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology's efforts to defeat it. That is more than double the number of riders who took part last year, according to Ken McCollum, vice president of Human Resources, and ride organizer.


Riders Ready to Roll for R2D2

Made your weekend plans yet? If you have a few free hours on Sunday morning, come join us at the 3rd Annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes.

Forecasters are predicting perfect weather for outdoor activities, so break out the bikes, pump up the tires and come join your NorthBay friends and families on Oct. 5 as we promote diabetes education and raise funds for the NorthBay Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology's diabetes education efforts.