Annual Fundraiser and 40-year Anniversary Gala


 Celebrating 40 Years of Compassionate Care . . .

 LifeLong Medical Care Marks Anniversary with Gala Fundraiser & Community Event

Thank you for joining us as we celebrated 40 years of providing high-quality health and social services to underserved people of all ages, regardless of income. Our 4,000+ supporters helped to make LifeLong Medical Care’s 40th Anniversary Gala a success, raising $165,000 — more than ever before!


More than 300 people attended the March 12 Gala in The Oakland Rotunda.  Serving as 40th Anniversary Gala Honorary Chair was Betty Reid Soskin, 94 years young and an active National Park Service Ranger at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. LifeLong Medical Care’s Board Chair Kevin D. Williams, JD, MPH, emceed the event.

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Rosalind “Bobbie” Singer, Namesake of Bobbie Award, in Attendance

We also were joined by Rosalind "Bobbie" Singer, the namesake of the Bobbie Award, and her son, Dan Roberts. They flew in from Seattle for the special occasion. The Bobbie Award honors extraordinary local residents who have contributed to improving community health and exemplify Singer’s values and vision.

This year all our past Bobbie Awardees were honored, including: 2007 - Dr. Vicki Alexander; 2008 - Dr. Howard Daniel and Mrs. Sally Daniel; 2009 - Rev. Raymond Lankford; 2010 - Hugo Armando Lucero Retana; 2011 - Ralph Silber; 2012 - Julie Sinai; 2013 - Meredith Minkler; 2014 - Irma Anderson; 2015 - José Joel Garcia.

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Marty Lynch Honored with Burning Flame Award

LifeLong Medical Care CEO Marty Lynch was honored with a Burning Flame Award for keeping the flames burning at LifeLong for 36 years. A special video tribute to Marty and LifeLong Medical Care on its 40th anniversary also was shown, and you can see it here.

Also, check out photos from the event, courtesy of Henley Photography. Click here.


Betty Reid Soskin Honorary Chair 40th Gala

Betty Reid Soskin

At 94-years-young and an active National Park Service Ranger at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, in Richmond,
we are thrilled she will be joining us as
LifeLong Medical Care’s
40th Anniversary Gala
Honorary Chair


In 2007, LifeLong Medical Care established the Bobbie Award in honor of long-time health advocate Rosalind “Bobbie” Singer. The award celebrates local residents who exemplify Ms. Singer’s values and vision, and who contribute to improve health in underserved communities.

At our celebration on March 12, we will look forward to honoring the following Bobbie Awardees:

2007 - Dr. Vicki Alexander

2008 - Dr. Howard Daniel and Mrs. Sally Daniel

2009 - Rev. Raymond Lankford

2010 - Hugo Armando Lucero Retana

2011 - Ralph Silber

2012 - Julie Sinai

2013 - Meredith Minkler

2014 - Irma Anderson

2015 - Jose Joel Garcia


Our Sincerest Thank You's to Our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

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California Health Care Foundation Logo 2016

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OliverCo Logo

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Advocate Sponsors:

Alameda Health Consortium

Community Health Center Network

On Lok Lifeways


Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood and Werth, LLP

Concern EAP

Health Career Connection


 Gallery of photos at Henley Photography

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