These bathtub toys help to raise crucial funds for a local health care provider.
The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers (SDFHC) will hold their seventh annual Rubber Ducky Regatta at Castaic Lake.
The ducks will be running in conjunction with Castaic Days, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with races at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 10 at the Lower Lake.
“This is a family event that everyone can participate in, and our goal is to raise even more funds that will allow us to continue to provide health care services to everyone in need,” said Cheryl Laymon, executive director of SDFHC.
Rubber ducks are available for adoption at $5 per duck. Other adoption opportunities include: Quack Pak of 5 ducks plus 1 free duck for $25; Quacker’s Dozen of 10 ducks plus 2 free ducks for $50 and Duck Flock which is 20 ducks plus 4 free ducks for $100.
All proceeds from the event will go toward patient care at SDFHC, which offers affordable, quality primary health care for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Last year’s Rubber Ducky Regatta raised $40,000 for patient care.
“With so many people out of work or struggling with rising insurance costs, we are proud to team with Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers to provide health care for those most in need,” said Sister Colleen Settles, chief mission integration officer for Providence Health & Services. “Now more than ever, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is driven to help this wonderful health care provider serve the growing numbers of uninsured.”
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich will serve as honorary chair of the event, while Santa Clarita Councilmember Bob Kellar will be emcee, and KCAL/CBS news anchor Sandra Mitchell will be the celebrity guest.
SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley as well as outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts.
SDFHC offers a full range of health care services like physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care, and family planning, to those who may not seek health care elsewhere.
Patients pay based on their income and the SDFHC helped 8,000 patient last year.
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