Monday, February 22, 2010 Declared As “Ronny Turiaf Day” In The City Of Oakland

Monday, February 22, 2010 declared as “Ronny Turiaf Day” in the city of Oakland

In honor of the Heart to Heart Foundation launch and Ronny’s contributions to the Oakland community, Mayor Ronald V. Dellums formally declared February 22, 2010 as “Ronny Turiaf Day”. Mayor Dellums proclaimed “…his efforts to create the Heart to Heart Foundation, a beacon of education and hope for underprivileged children which provides funding for early heart condition diagnosis and has now provided Automated External Defibrillators to five Bay Area Youth organizations; we are proud to count Ronny Turiaf among Oakland’s distinguished constituents, we celebrate the life of an incredible basketball player, role model, and community activist and his legacy will extend onward throughout the many lives he has brought happiness to.”

Ronny Turiaf Wins NBA Cares Community Assist Award

NEW YORK, March 22, 2010 – Golden State Warriors center Ronny Turiaf has been named the recipient of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for February in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and for his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work.
The NBA is honoring Turiaf in part for his ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funding for the prevention, detection, and treatment of life-threatening heart conditions. The cause is a personal one for the Warriors’ center, who suffered from a heart condition and underwent open-heart surgery in 2005. To highlight that February is American Heart Month, Turiaf and his mother, Aline, recently filmed a public service announcement with the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center to raise awareness about heart health and encourage others to get regular checkups and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Take Wings Foundation To Honor Ronny

On Saturday, August 21st the Take Wings Foundation will be honoring Ronny Turiaf at the 7th Annual Angel Awards Benefit hosted by actress Denise Boutte and actor Lamman Rucker. The event will take place at the San Francisco Marriott beginning at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by R&B artist, Angie Stone. See below for more event details and to purchase tickets.
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