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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Partners with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center for its Annual Make March Matter® Fundraising Campaign

March 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2019--Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has partnered with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center (BSCC) for the third year in a row in conjunction with CHLA’s Make March Matter fundraising campaign. The goal is to raise at least $250,000 during the month of March in the Coachella Valley in support of services for children and families at CHLA and BSCC.

“Each year our Coachella Valley partners commit to this campaign with enthusiasm and purpose,” says Dawn Wilcox, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at CHLA. “We are grateful for their continued partnership to raise funds in support of services delivered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles through the Audrey Hepburn CARES Center to the BSCC.”

The CARES Center and the BSCC, under the direction of Karen Kay Imagawa, MD, collectively treat more than 1,200 children each year, focusing on the needs of children suffering the effects of abuse and neglect and those who are at risk of being abused. Additional funding will allow patients to receive child-appropriate care more quickly, reduce delays in child abuse investigations, protect more children who have suffered abuse and support a more streamlined return home for children who have not been abused.

Make March Matter is an annual fundraising campaign established in 2016 to build awareness and support for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a nonprofit pediatric hospital dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures. By offering more than 350 programs and services just for children, California’s premier children’s hospital helps kids recover faster from life-threatening diseases and chronic illnesses. In 2017, the campaign expanded to include desert community businesses.

“Partnering with CHLA’s Make March Matter campaign the past two years has allowed the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center to expand and accommodate the treatment of more children in need,” says John Thoresen, CEO of BSCC. “We are proud of our shared commitment to provide crucial medical services for this incredibly vulnerable population.”

CHLA and BSCC recently received matching grants totaling nearly $150,000 including generous pledges from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and from the Galen Family Foundation.

For a complete list of the Coachella Valley businesses supporting the MMM campaign visit www.makemarchmatter.org/partners.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Founded in 1901, CHLA is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. CHLA is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the nation — and the top-ranked pediatric facility in California — to be named to the prestigious U.S News & World Report Honor Roll for 2018-19.

As a pediatric charity of choice, 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. To learn more, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, and visit our blog for families ( CHLA.org/blog ) and our research blog ( ResearCHLAblog.org ).

About Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center

Founded in 1986 by Barbara and Frank Sinatra, the nonprofit 501c(3) Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Medical Center provides counseling for victims of physical, sexual and emotional child abuse. Approximately 90 percent of BSCC’s budget comes from the generosity of a caring, worldwide community, fundraising events and charitable organizations. This heartfelt support ensures that children are counseled regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

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CONTACT: Monica Rizzo

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