May 16, 2016

in support of Calabasas resident Mary Solis

Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others, in this case the life of Calabasas resident Mary Solis and her family-- here is your chance to help.

On Wednesday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Blood Mobile will be at Calabasas City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way to take blood donations for Mary and others like her who are in need.

Mary is the founder of Calabasas Cares, a program that supports the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Literally Healing program by providing books for patients and families of CHLA. Mary has a genetic bone condition called multiple hereditary exostoses in which painful lumps develop on the bones. Her son Joshua has the disease as well and she discovered the Literally Healing program while Joshua was being treated at CHLA.

Mary developed a rare chondrosarcoma tumor on her spine which metastasized to her lungs. In January 2016 the tumor was removed at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and she has been undergoing rounds of chemotherapy to treat her lungs since. She has received many blood transfusions during her lengthy hospital stays.

Mary and her husband Anthony have three young children (Two at Chaparral Elementary School and one at AC Stelle Middle School) and this blood drive is a way for the community to show support for the family and the amazing medical team at Cedars Sinai that has treated many in the Calabasas community.

To donate, you must bring a photo I.D. Please review the Blood Donor Guidelines to check eligibility for participation.

All donors will receive a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice-cream as well as cookies, juice and water after they donate!

Remember on the day of your donation, be sure to have something to eat and extra water to drink!

To sign up for a time slot please email Rachel Biety at: with your first and last name and phone number. You can also contact Rachel directly at 818-224-1636.

For more information and to check available time slots, please visit:

City of Calabasas 
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

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