Since 1951, the Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital, a group of volunteers passionate about helping their community, has raised over $2 million dollars to benefit Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) and Huntington Hospital, including Huntington Hospital’s new Cardiac Care Unit. HMRI is an independent nonprofit organization seeking to improve health through research for a variety of diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The Altadena Guild also funds two educational scholarships at Huntington Hospital and supports the Hospital’s Appearance Center, which helps cancer patients manage the cosmetic side effects of cancer treatment.



Altadena Guild Community Service Scholarship

Each year the hospital’s Scholarship Committee notifies employees that applications are being accepted for several scholarships, including the scholarship provided by the Altadena Guild. The criterion for the Altadena Guild’s scholarship is that it be awarded to an employee who displays excellence in community service and is continuing his/her education. The Hospital Scholarship Committee then reviews all applications to determine the scholarship recipient. During National Nursing and Hospital Week in May, recipients are honored at a scholarship luncheon hosted at Huntington Hospital.

Also Altadena Guild is part of the Volunteer Leadership Council at Huntington Hospital which provides a scholarship for college-bound volunteers. Each year the Altadena Guild contributes to this scholarship.



Constance G. Zahorik Appearance Center

The Altadena Guild is a proud supporter of the Constance G. Zahorik Appearance Center at Huntington Hospital. Named for Constance G. Zahorik, a breast cancer survivor and philanthropist who believed in a compassionate and comprehensive approach to breast cancer treatment. The Appearance Center has a licensed cosmetologist to help cancer patients manage the cosmetic side effects of cancer treatment.

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Founded in 1952, Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) remains Pasadena’s only independent biomedical research organization, with a mission of improving lives through patient-focused scientific research. Our internationally recognized scientists and physicians are at the forefront of cutting-edge research to understand the root causes of common illnesses that affect untold number of families, ranging from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to migraine, heart disease, and other serious illnesses.

HMRI is proud to have had the support of the Altadena Guild since its inception.

To learn more about the HMRI, click here to visit their website.


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