If you received the Press-Telegram's Sunday edition, you already know that a two-year-long project comes to fruition this month! The front-page article by Rich Archbold tells of "Adelaide's Legacy: Tichenor Orthopedic Clinic for Children," a book chronicling Tichenor Clinic's 95-year history. Researched and written by journalist and writer Karen Robes Meeks, the book is at the presses at the time of this writing and will be available soon!
(If you are not able to access the article by Rich, you may view it on our website!)
Dr. Charles Durnin, past Medical Director, with book author, Karen Robes Meeks (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)
We are grateful to Dr. Charles & Margaret Durnin, Peter & Cathy Ridder, and Tamara Achauer & Terry Hodel for their support in funding the book, and Karen Robes Meeks for bringing Adelaide's story and the clinic's history to life.
The soon-to-be-published book will be available for a donation to the clinic. All proceeds will benefit our low-to-no-cost therapy services and programs for children and families. To reserve your copy, please contact Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org or Development Director Stelet Kim at email@example.com. You may also call the clinic at 562-597-3696.
Click the button below to make a donation on our website with a note in the comment box indicating your interest in the book. We will mail you your copy as soon as they're in our hands!
Thank you for your interest and support!
Thank you, Farmers & Merchants Bank!
F&M Bank Foundation Director Tiffany Roberts with Tichenor Clinic Director of Development Stelet Kim and East Long Beach Vice President Branch Manager Brandon Maloney
Long Beach institution Farmers & Merchants Bank is celebrating 25 Days of Giving this December! On Day 15, they shared:
F&M has a long history with Tichenor Clinic for Children, as our second generation President, Gus Walker, served on the Tichenor board for 32 years. Opened in 1926 and inspired by influential civic leader Adelaide Tichenor, this Long Beach organization continues to further her vision to serve children with disabilities, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Farmers & Merchants Bank Foundation is proud to provide grant funds to support their orthopedic, occupational, speech, and physical therapies along with parent support groups and resources for the families- a true beacon of hope and comfort for the community.
Thank you so much for your support, F&M Bank Foundation!
Congratulations, Vice Chair Vuong!!
On December 9, 2021, our very own Tichenor Clinic Community Liaison Kim Vuong was voted in by fellow Commissioners as the new Vice Chair of the City of Long Beach Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD)!
Kim is an incredible advocate, helping ensure that our public spaces are accessible (like the newly paved El Dorado Archery Range, which she frequents! and soon, the shores of Long Beach!) and that all youth learn about the history of disability.
Congratulations, Kim!! We know your new role will only increase your great impact on all citizens of Long Beach! Thank you for your service!
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