CLASSIC CARS SHOW AT VALENCIA.
Byline: Daily News
A classic car show will be held Saturday in Valencia to raise money for trauma and paramedic par·a·med·ic
A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.
paramedic services at Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, Valley's only hospital.
Money also will be raised for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Flame of Life volunteers.
The car show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Valencia AutoSpa, 23500 Valencia Blvd., as the company's's monthly charity Cruise Night. Car owners pay a $5 entry fee; admission is free to spectators.
Money raised will help improve emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' at Newhall Memorial, which operates one of 13 trauma centers in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County. Victims of trauma include those who have suffered shock, sustained gunshot or stab wounds, have been involved in major auto accidents or other life-threatening situations.
Designated by Los Angeles County as a level II trauma center In the United States a Level II trauma center provides emergency medicine to trauma patients. A Level II trauma center works in collaboration with a Level I trauma center. It provides comprehensive trauma care and supplements the clinical expertise of a Level I institution. , the hospital has a trauma surgeon on duty at the hospital 24 hours a day, every day.
The hospital's Flame of Life Volunteer program began as a fund-raiser for the trauma center.
``The group ensures funding so Newhall Memorial's trauma center and paramedic services remain strong in the Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. ,'' volunteer Marilyn Christian said. ``The vital need for the trauma center was never more apparent than on the day of the Northridge Earthquake The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6. in 1994, when more than 450 Santa Clarita residents sought help from the emergency department. A total of 1,000 people were treated at the hospital that first week.''
The AutoSpa has helped raise more than $70,000 for local charities since their first community charity event in 1997. Money has been raised for the American Red Cross American Red Cross: see Red Cross. , Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence and the Michael Hofflin Foundation, among others.
``Our monthly cruise night features a different charity each month, and it's our way of giving back to those in need in our community,'' AutoSpa owner Randy Cressall said.
Participants have the opportunity to show off their restored vehicles and to earn a chance to win a trophy for Best of Show, Best Stock Car, Best Engine and Paint Restoration, and People's Choice.
Open to the public, the event features vintage classic cars such as T-birds, Rolls Royce, late-model Mustangs, Packards, Corvettes and Hudsons. The public can also enjoy a live D.J. and top musical hits from from the '50s, '60s and '70s.
The event is free, but donations for the trauma center will be collected. For information, call (661) 254-2000.