In case you haven’t heard, KAABOO is back at Del Mar this weekend, and it’s going to be an adventure you don’t want to miss. From Friday September 16 - Sunday September 18, experience almost 40 hours packed with all-star music, hilarious comedy, world-class cuisine, craft cocktails, inspirational art, and 1st class amenities.
Ten years ago, Oscar “Ozzy” Gutierrez was like any normal 18 year old; getting ready to move out of his parent’s house and go away to school. Just days before he was set to leave, Ozzy was shopping for necessities for his new Rancho Cucamunga condo and was struck with blurry vision and a headache that dropped him to his knees. When over the counter meds and rest didn’t help, Ozzy went to Rady’s Childrens to find out what was wrong, and a CT revealed a small, pen-tip-sized shadow on his left cerebellum. Ozzy was admitted immediately, and for 2 weeks underwent testing. It wasn’t until a biopsy was performed that Doctors could make a definitive diagnosis: Glioblastoma multiforme. A brain tumor. Cancer.
In its 2nd year KAABOO returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds from September 16-18. The three-day music and comedy festival promotes itself as a “mix-perience” for adults to enjoy world-class music, comedy, cuisine, libations and contemporary art.
Owner of Balanced Fitness and Health & co-founder of RMD Group, Rodrigo Iglesias has been known to help industry friends in need. Now we have the opportunity to help his family. Monday, July 18, Industry Boxing returns to the Gaslamp, and is taking place at Parq for the first time. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s event will go to help with the cost of treatment for Rodrigo Iglesias’ mother who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic & Liver cancer.
The Friends of Scott Foundation is a local non-profit organization that was founded in memory of Scott Delgadillo, who lost his life to childhood cancer more than 10 years ago. The Friends of Scott Foundation's mission is to help children with cancer and their families by providing the emotional and financial support needed to cope with the disease.
Gaslamp District Media & Party Naked are teaming up with Parq Nightclub to bring San Diego the first Industry Casino Night & Poker Tournament for Charity, benefiting the Friends of Scott Foundation, Friends of Children with Cancer.
This Thursday, April 28, San Diego entrepreneur and Debut Director of California Programs, Lance Growth will be hosting Ice Cream for a Dream at Chavez Elementary School. Ice Cream for a Dream is a community initiative sponsored by The Dream Support Network, an organization whose mission is to support, encourage and inspire individuals to live the life of their dreams.
Earlier this April, GDM teamed up with TK Productions & DJhere for our first Autism Awareness Pub Crawl & after party! This entertaining and interactive Sunday event took place on 4/3 at various venues in the Gaslamp. The proceeds raised from pub crawl registration fees, donations and food/beverage specials at the venues went to San Diego nonprofit, Include Autism.
Include Autism is a local, San Diego nonprofit that is devoted to providing services that encourage community-wide autism inclusion. The organization takes a well rounded approach to giving Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD] individuals the chance to thrive in society. Perhaps their most successful program has been Community Coaching. Community Coaching provides hands-on opportunities for youth with autism to flourish as active, included, and contributing members of the community.
The month of April has been designated as National Autism Awareness Month - the first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970. The aim of this month is educate the public about autism, a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people.
This quote by Robert Ingersoll personifies the purpose of the new charitable giving branch of Gaslamp District Media: GDM - We Rise. There is sometimes a negative connotation attached to the nightlife industry. As an organization, Gaslamp District Media [GDM] works with many different venues, companies and individuals within the industry and seeks to demonstrate the positive influence the industry can have on the community.