Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation hosts annual Holiday Home Tour
A white Christmas awaits family and friends at the home of Elic Calhoun and Philip Ngo, MD in Valencia, as part of the 36th annual Home Holiday Tour to benefits Women's Services, Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation. Susan Springer/The Signal
By Christina Cox
Monday, December 5th, 2016

This weekend, hundreds of community members dressed in their holiday best and visited professionally decorated homes to support the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation.

For more than three decades, the foundation’s Home Tour League has held a Preview Gala, Holiday Boutique and Holiday Home Tour to support the Women’s Services division of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

“This is their 36th year and they’ve raised almost a $1 million for women’s services,” said Laura Chesler, annual giving officer for the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation.  “They are an amazing group of volunteers that put their heart and soul into this each year.”

Dining room of Cheri and Don Fleming decorated for Christmas to benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Women's Services on the 36th annual Home Holiday Tour. Susan Springer/The Signal
Dining room of Cheri and Don Fleming decorated for Christmas to benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Women’s Services on the 36th annual Home Holiday Tour. Susan Springer/The Signal

Before Saturday’s home tour, community members attended a Preview Gala Friday night where they had a festive dinner at Valencia’s Tournament Players Club (TPC) and previewed the home decorations.

This year’s Holiday Home Tour featured four holiday homes in the Westridge community.  Tami Reyna, president of Henry Mayo Newhall Home Tour League, said the homes in the tour are chosen based on referrals, word of mouth or volunteers.

“The people who attended the home tour really enjoyed it,” Reyna said.  “The decorations were gorgeous and beautiful and made people say ‘wow.’”

Both Reyna and Chesler, consider the gala and home tour a success, with a surge in attendees at both events.

“Our gala especially was very popular,” Reyna said.  “We had twice the number of people we normally have at the gala.”

Christmas awaits the family of Saber Patrus, MD and Fatin Patrus at their Valencia home, decorated for the 36th Holiday Home Tour which has raised nearly $1 million for women’s services, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation. Susan Springer/The Signal
Christmas awaits the family of Saber Patrus, MD and Fatin Patrus at their Valencia home, decorated for the 36th Holiday Home Tour which has raised nearly $1 million for women’s services, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation. Susan Springer/The Signal

All of the proceeds from the weekend activities will benefit the Women’s Services in the new Patient Tower at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

“Every thousand more we can give goes toward women’s services which will be relocated to the new tower when it’s finished,” Reyna said.

Left to right: Standing:  Roger Seaver, President and CEO, Henry Mayo Hospital; Fatin Patrus, Saber Patrus, MD, Hardinesh Dhanda, Lakhbinder Dhanda, MD, Gary Cusumano. Seated, left to right: Lina Seaver, Regan Lawrence, Tracy Lawrence, MD, Diana Cusumano. Courtesy of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation
Left to right: Standing: Roger Seaver, President and CEO, Henry Mayo Hospital; Fatin Patrus, Saber Patrus, MD, Hardinesh Dhanda, Lakhbinder Dhanda, MD, Gary Cusumano.
Seated, left to right: Lina Seaver, Regan Lawrence, Tracy Lawrence, MD, Diana Cusumano.
Courtesy of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation

ccox@signalscv.com
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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

A white Christmas awaits family and friends at the home of Elic Calhoun and Philip Ngo, MD in Valencia, as part of the 36th annual Home Holiday Tour to benefits Women's Services, Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation. Susan Springer/The Signal

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation hosts annual Holiday Home Tour

This weekend, hundreds of community members dressed in their holiday best and visited professionally decorated homes to support the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation.

For more than three decades, the foundation’s Home Tour League has held a Preview Gala, Holiday Boutique and Holiday Home Tour to support the Women’s Services division of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

“This is their 36th year and they’ve raised almost a $1 million for women’s services,” said Laura Chesler, annual giving officer for the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation.  “They are an amazing group of volunteers that put their heart and soul into this each year.”

Dining room of Cheri and Don Fleming decorated for Christmas to benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Women's Services on the 36th annual Home Holiday Tour. Susan Springer/The Signal
Dining room of Cheri and Don Fleming decorated for Christmas to benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Women’s Services on the 36th annual Home Holiday Tour. Susan Springer/The Signal

Before Saturday’s home tour, community members attended a Preview Gala Friday night where they had a festive dinner at Valencia’s Tournament Players Club (TPC) and previewed the home decorations.

This year’s Holiday Home Tour featured four holiday homes in the Westridge community.  Tami Reyna, president of Henry Mayo Newhall Home Tour League, said the homes in the tour are chosen based on referrals, word of mouth or volunteers.

“The people who attended the home tour really enjoyed it,” Reyna said.  “The decorations were gorgeous and beautiful and made people say ‘wow.’”

Both Reyna and Chesler, consider the gala and home tour a success, with a surge in attendees at both events.

“Our gala especially was very popular,” Reyna said.  “We had twice the number of people we normally have at the gala.”

Christmas awaits the family of Saber Patrus, MD and Fatin Patrus at their Valencia home, decorated for the 36th Holiday Home Tour which has raised nearly $1 million for women’s services, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation. Susan Springer/The Signal
Christmas awaits the family of Saber Patrus, MD and Fatin Patrus at their Valencia home, decorated for the 36th Holiday Home Tour which has raised nearly $1 million for women’s services, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation. Susan Springer/The Signal

All of the proceeds from the weekend activities will benefit the Women’s Services in the new Patient Tower at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

“Every thousand more we can give goes toward women’s services which will be relocated to the new tower when it’s finished,” Reyna said.

Left to right: Standing:  Roger Seaver, President and CEO, Henry Mayo Hospital; Fatin Patrus, Saber Patrus, MD, Hardinesh Dhanda, Lakhbinder Dhanda, MD, Gary Cusumano. Seated, left to right: Lina Seaver, Regan Lawrence, Tracy Lawrence, MD, Diana Cusumano. Courtesy of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation
Left to right: Standing: Roger Seaver, President and CEO, Henry Mayo Hospital; Fatin Patrus, Saber Patrus, MD, Hardinesh Dhanda, Lakhbinder Dhanda, MD, Gary Cusumano.
Seated, left to right: Lina Seaver, Regan Lawrence, Tracy Lawrence, MD, Diana Cusumano.
Courtesy of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

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