Now in its fourth year, the Monrovia FuzzFEST is a pledge-based, head-shaving event to raise funds for childhood cancer research, held on St. Patrick’s Day. St. Baldrick’s Foundation CEO Kathleen Ruddy, FuzzFEST organizer Dominque Strivings and Mayflower Elementary School office manager Tamara Morrison discuss how local schools and communities can join together to promote cures for deadly diseases.

In January, more than 300 Potrero School K-3 students in the El Monte City School District received new athletic shoes through a partnership between Kaiser Permanente and the Claremont-based nonprofit Shoes That Fit. Shoes That Fit CEO Amy Fass and Potrero School Principal Lorraine Torres discuss the socio-emotional lift students feel when they receive new shoes and how community members can support the program.

1 FuzzFEST
2 Shoes That Fit