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Wine Tasting Event - SAVE THE DATE - 5/15/2015

Since 2005, PVHMC Foundation and LIQUORAMA Fine Wines and Spirits in Upland, CA, have hosted what many consider to be the premier wine tasting event in the Inland Empire, also known simply as the Annual Wine Tasting.


The net proceeds from the Annual Wine Tasting areused to purchase state of the art equipment for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s pediatric and neonatal intensive care (NICU) departments. Over the past 10 years, the Annual Wine Tasting has raised over $500,000 for the two departments. 


The 500 plus guests have the opportunity to taste an extraordinary collection of over 200 wines, selected from over 30 vintners from around the world. The demanding palate of LIQUORAMA’s owner, John Solomon, ensures the wines selected are truly rated 90 or above on a 100 point scale.

What Makes the Annual Wine Tasting so Unique?
Noted wine expert and owner of LIQUORAMA Fine Wines and Spirits in Upland, CA, John Solomon, spends months in preparation for the event by personally working with the most notable wineries and importers to select only the finest wines from their cellars for presentation at the Annual Wine Tasting. The reputation of this event has grown in the Inland Empire because of John’s passion for fine wine and also for his passion for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and the tender care provided to the most vulnerable patients in the NICU and Pediatrics department. The Annual Wine Tasting has become the wine event that is not to be missed!

The Event
As guests arrive at the event, they each receive their own glass to use as they move from table to table to taste and discuss the wine that has been poured into their glass by winery vintner's.
Once poured, the guests may swirl the glass and hold it up to the light to view its color and appearance, and for red wines especially, to view the wines “legs” or “tears” as the French prefer.   It is very common to see tasters swirl the glass once more and put their nose deep into the bowl of the glass to sniff the various aromas from young wines and bouquets from the more mature vintages. Then there is the tasting and the “in mouth” sensations and then how the wine “finishes” or the aftertaste.


In the middle of the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center ballroom will be a specially designed menu of hors d’oeuvres that are a perfect food match for the quality of wines being poured. Small tables are situated around the room so that the guests may sit or stand and enjoy the special wine and food pairing.


Once the guests have gone around the room and tasted, they usually come back to their favorites and inquire about ordering their favorite wine. Through the help of LIQUORAMA, guests will be able to purchase the wines of their choice, with all profits on the sale of the wine, donated back to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation by LIQUORAMA.


The guests in attendance have made wonderful comments about how much they have enjoyed the event and the fun they had making new friends. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the pictures below certainly tell the story.

For further information about the Annual Wine Tasting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Glenda Ferguson, Director of Development, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation, 909-865-9659 or

7th Annual Power of Red

(Please "Save the Date" for 8th Annual Power of Red 2015 April 9th)

Held on February 20th, 2014


Peripheral Artery Disease - PAD

 Affects approximately eight million adults in the United States. The disease burden is higher in women than men.  There is fear PAD may go undiagnosed in women putting them at risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death.
The classic symptom of PAD is typically leg pain when walking that disappears when the activity ceases.  If you suspect that you have PAD, please see your primary care physician to implement appropriate care.

Annual Celebrating With Style Fashion Show

This fundraising event is held each year to raise vital resources for The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center Endowment Fund at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. The Endowment fund generates interest income which allows the Cancer Care Center to purchase state-of-the-art equipment (3D Tomosynthesis – Mammography) and offer Wellness and Educational programs to anyone touched by cancer at NO CHARGE (i.e., Yoga; Look Good Feel Better; When Cancer Enters Your Life; Living Well After Cancer; Free Wig Program; Breast Nurse Navigator; Psycho-Social Counselor; Library; and much more.)
The event starts at 11:00am with a champagne reception and guests having an opportunity to purchase opportunity tickets for more than 20 different theme baskets.  Guests will be seated and served a delicious lunch; listen to a brief talk about the Cancer Care Center and then enjoy our inspirational and fun fashion show.
In 2014, we asked merchants at The Shoppes at Chino Hills to allow us to fashion their FALL fashions by our cancer patient survivor models. Each model celebrated being a survivor wearing three different outfits walking down the runway to upbeat music and a moderator will talk about their fashions and another one will share each models journey through cancer in three different segments were as follows:

First Segment: Casual / Moderator talked about each survivor’s diagnosis

Second Segment: Business / Survivor was escorted by their oncology physician and Moderator talked about how the physician and staff helped them through their treatment program.

Final Segment: Formal Wear / Survivor was escorted by the person who was instrumental in their recovery. Survivor’s favorite song was played.

Finale – All survivors in audience were asked to stand (performer sang "THE ROSE") each survivor model went out into the audience and handed a rose to each survivor.


21st Annual Heartbeat Gala

Held on February 7th, 2015
Twenty one years ago Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation held its first annual Heartbeat Gala to raise funds for the Stead Heart and Vascular Center Endowment Fund.  Through the continuous generosity of our many Sponsors/Underwriters and guests, together we have raised over $2.4 million since the inception of this event. The additional resources raised at this annual fundraising event allow us to make a difference in the lives of so many people, and we THANK YOU for supporting our efforts.
You, our Hospital, Foundation and Auxiliary friends, allow Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to continue its mission of providing the very best healthcare to our heart and stroke patients treated in the Stead Heart and Vascular Center.
We are excited to share in the celebration of the Stead Heart and Vascular team that is being nationally recognized by HealthGrades as the only facility in California bestowed with SIX excellence awards for outstanding heart care.
The Future is Ours...let's celebrate this distinguished recognition together and for the good fortune of having local access to a Hospital who truly cares about taking care of us.

President's Society Luncheon

As a not-for-profit hospital, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center relies on the financial support of many friends in the community.  In 1979, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation was founded by the Hospital Board of Directors to encourage and receive charitable gifts to be used for the support of the Hospital's building and equipment needs.
Each year friends are asked to join or renew their membership in PVHMC Foundation's President's Society.  Membership in this special donor group is attained by an annual gift of $1,000 or more.  Your membership gift can be made on a one-time basis, or quarterly/monthly installments. Current list of Members
As a member of the President's Society you are invited to attend programs, special events and luncheons throughout the year featuring outstanding speakers who will bring you up to date on new and exciting medical technology and/or the economy as it relates to health care.  All members names are listed on the President's Society donor wall located in the Hospital's foyer near Pitzer Auditorium.
All gifts are tax deductible and will allow PVHMC Foundation to fulfill its mission of providing the Hospital with vital resources to ensure that the communities it serves have a hospital they need and deserve today and in the future.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this special donor group, please call Glenda Ferguson, Director of Development at (909) 865-9659 or James Dale, Vice President of Development at (909) 469-9408.

Previous Heartbeat Gala Events

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