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LA Galaxy Soccer Player Buys Lunch for Medical Staff at Dignity Health Urgent Care in Lompoc

Julian Araujo wanted to give back to health care workers in his hometown for their service during the pandemic

CENTRAL COAST, CA – May 26, 2020 – A Lompoc High School Graduate, Julian Araujo, who now plays Professional Soccer for the LA Galaxy, wanted to thank health care workers in Lompoc for their tireless service during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, he treated the medical staff at Dignity Health Urgent Care in Lompoc to lunch. 

“When my Dad went through cancer treatments recently, the community of Lompoc reached out to my family in many ways and helped us through the tough times,” says Julian Araujo. “I’ve always wanted to give back, so this is a small treat to say thanks to health care workers in my hometown.” 

Araujo was not able to be there when the food was delivered because he is in Los Angeles training with the team, but his mom helped him to coordinate the lunch delivery. 

Polly Baldwin, Clinic Supervisor at Dignity Health Urgent Care in Lompoc, says, “the providers and staff are very thankful to Julian for his generous and thoughtful act of humankindness.”

If any member of the media would like to interview Julian Araujo and/or a member of the medical staff at Dignity Health Urgent Care about this kind gesture, contact Sara San Juan at (805) 739-3574


[Photos: Top - Lunch provided to the staff; Left - LA Galaxy Soccer Star, Julian Araujo; Right - Flowers and goodies provided to the staff]


About Pacific Coast Health Centers
A service of Dignity Health, Pacific Central Coast Health Centers (PHC) is a non-profit Community clinic organization comprised of more than 40 health centers located primarily from Templeton to Oxnard. Our experienced physicians and advanced practice providers offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services. PHC is a part of Dignity Health Central Coast’s award-winning network of outstanding hospitals, urgent cares, imaging centers, laboratories, and post-acute services.

About Dignity Health Central Coast 
Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five award-winning hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services, and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit


Publish date: 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020