The dealership was recently purchased by Greg Miller, ex-CEO of the Larry H. It is the first dealership under Miller’s new enterprise, Greg Miller Automotive San Diego. Greg Miller, one of Larry Miller’s sons, stepped down as CEO of LHM Group last March after serving for seven years. Larry Miller, who died in 2009, built an auto dealership network across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and Washington. His family still owns the NBA basketball team Utah Jazz.
Greg Miller is expected to remain on the LHM Group board of directors and in serving as the Utah Jazz representative on the NBA Board of Governors. He will maintain his Salt Lake City residence and will continue to also serve in several religious and civic capacities, including on the board of the Utah Office of Tourism. Two San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS fundraisers recently held The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s San Diego-based Pacific South Coast Chapter recently held two San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS fundraisers. The National MS Society said about 7,300 walkers participated at both events and raised $724,000 in donations for MS research and programs and services for people with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. It was the 26th year for Walk MS events in San Diego. On Saturday evening, April 16 in Carlsbad, 3,145 people walked a three-mile route overlooking the Flower Fields and looping around the Legoland California theme park.
It was the first time since 2006 that the National MS Society’s North County’s Walk MS fundraiser in Carlsbad was held in the evening. One week later, on Saturday morning, April 23 at NTC Park at Liberty Station in San Diego’s Point Loma community, 4,183 walkers walked three miles along San Diego Bay and raised $366,000 in donations. San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, returned as title sponsor of Walk MS in 2016. SDCCU has supported the National MS Society’s Walk MS for the past 18 years, and has served as title sponsor since 2002. Over the years, SDCCU’s sponsorship support for Walk MS has exceeded $1 million, according to the National MS Society. Presenting sponsors of the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS included NBC 7 San Diego, KyXy 96.5, Energy 103.7 and Sycuan Casino. Other sponsors included Biogen, Sanofi Genzyme, Mother To Baby, Ability Magazine, San Diego Business Journal, KPBS and Langers Juice. The National MS Society’s national Walk MS sponsor is Novartis. Walkers at Walk MS included a large number of teams representing businesses, neighborhoods, clubs, community groups, churches and family members and friends of a person with MS. Walkers will have the opportunity to earn prizes, including t-shirts, movie tickets and gift cards, based on the amount of donations they collect. Deadline for donations to count toward prizes is May 31. Walk MS in Point Loma on Saturday with David Osmond The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in San Diego will host the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS, a fundraising walk, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 23 at NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, in San Diego’s Point Loma community. National MS Society officials expect about 3,500 people will walk and help raise about $462,000 in donations for MS research and program and services for people with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Also attending at Walk MS at Liberty Station will be singer-songwriter and Broadway performer David Osmond, a member of the entertaining Osmond family and a nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond. David Osmond, who was diagnosed with MS in 2006 at age 26, will attend and sing the National Anthem, plus his newest song, “I Can Do This,” a song about his personal journey with relapsing MS, www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l1lTkKsaDs. David Osmond also is involved as an inspirational MS advocate in “Our Voice in Song” www.OurVoiceInSong.com, an educational campaign from Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. that aims to empower people to take charge and become more active managers of their disease. The “Our Voice in Song” campaign provides resources for people to learn more about relapsing MS, including tips on how to actively manage the condition and questions people can ask healthcare practitioners to advocate for themselves and help optimize their care. The three-mile walk along San Diego Bay is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Organ and Tissue Donation Discussion at Health Library In honor of National Donate Life Month in April, the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr.
Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Dispelling Myths About Organ and Tissue Donation,” a free presentation from 10 to 11 a.m.
The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Speaking will be representatives from Donate Life San Diego, a local chapter of a national organization that promotes organ and tissue donation. More than 13 million Californians have registered to save the lives of others as organ and tissue donors with 95 percent of them through the Department of Motor Vehicles. A growing number of medical partners, including Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, are supporting the effort with banners hanging from parking structures. Free Senior Health Fair in Santee The 17th annual East County Senior Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m.