MAKE MARCH MATTER FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES

Join KIRN and Make March Matter for children all across Los Angeles.  March is when businesses, individuals and organizations throughout Southern California unite to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Help us reach our One Million Dollar Goal during March by going to MakeMarchMatter.org to find the businesses near you that support CHLA or to make a donation right now. Make March Matter exemplifies the power of a community uniting to make a difference in the lives of our most precious resource: our children.

 

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Third Annual Make March Matter™ Fundraising Campaign

 

Southern California businesses will rally individuals to raise $1 million during March in support of pediatric care and research at CHLA

 
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched its third annual Make March Matter fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Pictured (L-R): CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano; ESPN personality Victoria Arlen; CHLA patient Pierce Kelly (in Arlen’s arms); CHLA patient Saylor Pierson; CHLA patient Grace Rose; Panda Express Panda Cares Manager Nina Orsorio; CHLA vice president of Corporate partnerships Dawn Wilcox. (Photo courtesy CHLA)
 
LOS ANGELES, March 02, 2018 —  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its third annual Make March Matter campaign Wednesday. Victoria Arlen, ESPN personality and former Dancing with the Stars contestant, joined the hospital to kick off the campaign, which has attracted the commitment of businesses in Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley. The month-long community fundraising drive is helping local businesses rally community participation to raise $1 million in the month of March to support children’s health in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

“The month of March is a very exciting time for our hospital and our community supporters as they join forces to help support our mission of creating hope and building healthier futures,” says Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano. “Whether it’s buying a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop to dining with family and friends at a neighborhood eatery or shopping at a favorite local boutique, there are so many ways – big and small – that people can participate and make a difference.”

Each year, CHLA treats children who face a broad range of health issues, from common illnesses to traumas to chronic diseases. The hospital is also dedicated to innovation, supporting advances in research designed to improve pediatric health outcomes and partnering with physicians across the nation to bring the best care here to children in Los Angeles.

Last year, more than 100 local business and corporate partners helped the campaign exceed its $1 million goal, raising a total of $1.95 million to aid in funding life-saving care for children in Los Angeles.

Here’s how the community and individuals can help Make March Matter:

  • Support the businesses that support CHLA. For a complete list of participating partners and local events taking place throughout the month of March, go to MakeMarchMatter.org.
  • Make a donation at MakeMarchMatter.org.
  • Individuals may share how they are participating in the campaign on social platforms using #MakeMarchMatter

Corporate Partners
Corporations across the southland have agreed to support community members in giving back. Each business has selected a unique way to contribute to the campaign’s collective impact—some sell specific items with proceeds supporting CHLA patients, others devote a portion of overall sales for the entire month and still others create their own unique fundraising campaigns to galvanize their employees and consumers to contribute.

“Panda Restaurant Group is honored to be part of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Make March Matter campaign again this year,” says Peggy Cherng, Co-Founder and Co-CEO. “Giving is one of Panda’s core values and it inspired our associates’ passion to raise over $380,000 to help children in need last year. We are committed to be the campaign’s top fundraiser again in 2018.”

By visiting, shopping and dining with a business supporting #MakeMarchMatter, individuals can activate donations to support the care of patients at CHLA. Los Angeles-area businesses participating in this year’s Make March Matter campaign include:

670AM Radio Emi Jay Pizza Rev
7-Eleven Escape Virtual Reality Project Social T
Alfred Coffee Fishing With Dynamite Pump Station & Nurtury
Barry’s Bootcamp Gelson’s

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Beacon Echo Park H & R Block Revive Gems
Big Sugar BakeShop Hybrid Boost Rite Aid
Blastoff Comics IHOP Rock’n Brews
Body by Simone Intermix Rock’n Fish
Bonjour Fete Jacquie Aiche Rose Bear
Box of Style J’Adore Les Fleurs Rosie G
BOXFOX Jennifer Meyer Sea Level Restaurant and Lounge
Bumble Bizz Kendra Scott Shake Shack
California Pizza Kitchen L.A. Galaxy Simmzy’s
Calleen Cordero Designs L.A. Kings Skylight Books
Caudalie Larchmont Sanctuary Spa Terranea Resort
CBS Television Life.Film The Arthur J
Chevron Lil’ Simmzy’s The Strand House
Coolhaus Lunxanthropy Theory
Credit Unions for Kids M.B. Post Thinking of Youth
Cubcoats Marriott Tin Roof Bistro
Cycle House Naked Zebra Training Mate
Dairy Queen Neiman Marcus Trina Turk
Decades Orangetheory Violet Grey
Delta Sky Club Panda Express Zinc@Shade
edenation Porto’s Bakery

 

For a full list of businesses supporting the campaign in the Coachella Valley, visit www.MakeMarchMatter.org.

Make March Matter

Make March Matter is an annual fundraising campaign that builds awareness and support for children’s health in Los Angeles. The campaign supports Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—a nonprofit pediatric academic medical center dedicated to offering more than 350 specialty programs and services to help the health of children. The goal of the campaign is to raise money in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to ensure that all of its pediatric patients receive the critical lifesaving care they need.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Founded in 1901, CHLA is one of the nation’s leading pediatric academic medical centers and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. The hospital relies on the generosity of the community to support its groundbreaking pediatric research and the complex care it provides for critically ill and injured children. For more information, visit CHLA.org. Follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn and Instagram, and visit our child health blog (CHLA.org/blog) and our research blog (ResearCHLABlog.org).

 

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Third Annual Make March Matter™ Campaign Raises $2 Million

The third annual Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Make March Matter fundraising campaign raised $2 million dollars, the hospital announced Tuesday. The campaign doubled its $1 million fundraising goal thanks to partnerships with 95 businesses in Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley who rallied community participation to give in support of critical, lifesaving care for children in Los Angeles.

“Every year I am astounded by the level of compassion and generosity exhibited by the businesses and corporate partners and their followers in the community who support the Make March Matter campaign and help us fulfill our mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for our patients and their families,” says Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano.

“There was something for everyone with this year’s campaign, which featured 40 events in 31 days and a variety of fundraising activities and opportunities from shopping to dining to exercising — all in support of CHLA,” says Dawn Wilcox, vice president of Corporate Partnerships at CHLA.

Make March Matter was created by CHLA in 2016 as a way to identify a time of year devoted specifically to children’s hospitals and children’s health. The month of March was selected as it signifies the start of spring. And with the new season comes a feeling of hope, new beginnings, and life.  This year Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC joined the movement by launching their own inaugural Make March Matter campaign.

Numerous promotions and events highlighted this year’s campaign including shopping events and promotions at Intermix and Theory, Calleen Cordero, Trina Turk and may more; CHLA-themed fitness classes at Cycle House, Orangetheory and Body by Simone; and Drybar donated 100 percent of proceeds for blowouts at their Culver City location. Teen fashion designer Grace Rose hosted a fashion show at The Americana at Brand and donated a portion of sales from her Rosie G clothing line, and the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Galaxy hosted special CHLA-themed games at Staples Center and the StubHub Center, respectively. For the third consecutive year, Panda Express earned top campaign contributor honors by raising $390,000.

“Our associates and our customers are passionate about helping Children’s Hospital Los Angeles continue to offer groundbreaking medical treatment to the precious patients they treat,” says Peggy Cherng, Panda Express co-chair and co-chief executive officer. “I’m thrilled that their efforts raised $390,000 for the Make March Matter campaign.”

Celebrities who gave CHLA hands-on support throughout March include Patrick J. Adams, Victoria Arlen, Troian Bellisario, Jacey Duprie, Yael Grobglas , the KOST 103.5 Ellen K Morning Show team, Elliot Knight, Brooke Lyons, Lea Michele, Italia Ricci, Louise Roe, Becca Tobin and Patrick Schwarzenegger.

“We are so grateful for the enthusiasm and commitment from the businesses and the community extend to CHLA,” Wilcox says. “Thanks to their support, we can continue to provide expert medical care to the pediatric patients we treat.”

Make March Matter

Make March Matter is an annual fundraising campaign that builds awareness and support for children’s health in Los Angeles. The campaign supports Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—a nonprofit pediatric academic medical center dedicated to offering more than 350 specialty programs and services to help the health of children. The goal of the campaign is to raise money in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to ensure that all of its pediatric patients receive the critical lifesaving care they need.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked the top children’s hospital in California and sixth in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Clinical care is led by physicians who are faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC through an affiliation dating from 1932. CHLA is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. For more information, follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram, and visit our child health blog (CHLA.org/blog) and our research blog (ResearCHLABlog.org).