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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Valentine’s Day Card Drive Kicks off on CHLA.org

February 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2017--Valentine’s Day is a very special day for kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). The hospital is inviting supporters and friends to help make it even more special for its young patients by going to chla.org/Valentine and creating a special greeting card for Valentine’s Day. The two-step process involves choosing a card (this year’s images are of a turtle, a whale and an otter) and then writing a personal message of cheer to a patient. For each card with personal message sent before by February 14, BLVD Hotels has pledged to donate $1 to CHLA, up to $10,000.

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Go to www.chla.org/Valentine to select and send a personalized Valentine’s Day card to a patient. (Photo: Business Wire)

The personally messaged cards will be hand-delivered to every patient along with a fun goody bag, books and balloons on Valentine’s Day. Talk about a sweet day!

“We are thrilled to be a part of what will be a fun and uplifting day for the kids and families at CHLA. Valentine’s Day is about love, and CHLA is the epitome of unconditional and unwavering love,” says Shareena Kumar, BLVD Hotels Business Manager.

Kids who are in the hospital are unable to attend school parties or exchange Valentines. Missing out on getting to celebrate the holiday with friends and classmates can make being in the hospital even more difficult. These special greeting cards and thoughtful words lift CHLA patients’ spirits and let them know how much people care. In recent years patients have received Valentine’s Day cards from the Los Angeles community and international supporters from as far away as Australia, India and Brazil!

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 11 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 2016-17.

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CONTACT: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Monica Rizzo, 323-361-5745

mrizzo@chla.usc.edu

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH HOSPITALS PHILANTHROPY CONSUMER FAMILY FUND RAISING GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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