We are proud to honor
Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Karin Fielding
for their life-long commitment to protect public health
in Los Angeles and throughout California
Improving quality of life and promoting health for all is something that philanthropists Jonathan and Karin have spent their lives working to advance.
An innovator, leader and public health visionary, Dr. Jonathan Fielding, founding director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, is a distinguished professor of health services and pediatrics, having joined the UCLA faculty in 1979. He is currently active in local and national public health issues, including working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Health and Human Services. With a shared passion for improving public health, Karin Fielding served as an officer of the charitable organization The Everychild Foundation for 10 years and now devotes her time to the organization’s communications needs. The Foundation awards a yearly grant for $1 million to a local agency helping children.
Their talents are improving the public's health locally, nationally and globally; their commitment to civic engagement, community service and social justice spans their lifetimes.
It is a pleasure to honor these two extraordinary individuals for their commitment to public health and making a difference in the lives of others. Welcome Jonathan and Karin.
LUNG FORCE Hero
Pam was diagnosed with Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer at age 49. Having been an athlete and coach, earning two NCAA championships, health and fitness conscious, and a vegetarian, she understood the importance of physical wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle. Pam never smoked.
Since the diagnosis, she has undergone 7 cycles of chemotherapy, 6 weeks of daily radiation and surgery to remove 2/3 of her right lung. She is currently being treated with targeted therapy and is working to regain her strength and endurance.
Pam became aware of LUNG FORCE in April 2015, and immediately joined in the effort of lung cancer awareness, treatment, and research. She joined the LUNG FORCE Walk in Los Angeles and formed a team of 70 members who raised nearly $13,000 for the cause.
Pam is thankful to her medical professional team and community who are dedicated to fighting this disease and are committed to find a cure.