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March 29, 2019, Santa Cruz, California – Continuing her life-long dedication to children’s oral health, Sister Julie Hyer, OP, delivered a $25,000 check on behalf of the Lifeguard Charitable Fund to help a local clinic, Salud Para La Gente, to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss to families of young children. Sister Julie lived out her dedication through years of ministry in health care as President and CEO of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz for more than 22 years and as CEO of Salud Para La Gente for two and a half years. This recent project is a continuation of her childhood efforts to collect donations of toothpaste for needy children. Read the entire article by Michael Oppenheimer in the Capitola Soquel Times.
September 16, 2015, Santa Cruz, California – Sister Julie Hyer, OP, will be honored by the American Cancer Society at its Sixth Annual Garden of Hope Fashion Show Gala, set for Friday, September 18, 2015. The event is a fund-raiser for patient services for the 1,125 cancer patients in Santa Cruz County, California. A cancer survivor, Sister Julie was president and CEO for 22 years of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, and a member of the General Council for the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Read the entire article.