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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Second Annual Make March Matter Campaign Raises $1.7 Million

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Children's
Hospital Los Angeles
announced today that its annual Make
March Matter
campaign raised $1.7 million. For the second
consecutive year, the month-long initiative exceeded its $1 million
fundraising goal thanks to partnerships with more than 100 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.

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Khloe Kardashian (front row, center) lent her support to the Make March Matter campaign by hosting a ...

Khloe Kardashian (front row, center) lent her support to the Make March Matter campaign by hosting a charity ride at Cycle House West Hollywood. (Getty Images)

"We are grateful for the incredible level of support we received from
local and regional businesses to give back. These partners inspired
their patrons to help us fulfill our mission of creating hope and
building healthier futures for our patients and their families," says Paul
S. Viviano
, president and chief executive officer of Children's
Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). "I want to thank the people of Los Angeles
and the Coachella Valley for supporting the campaign to benefit the
health of children in our community."

"The Make March Matter campaign was designed to unite our community's
businesses and their supporters to bring awareness to the health care
needs of children, and to raise funds to maintain the more than 350
specialty programs and services that CHLA offers," explains Dawn Wilcox,
vice president corporate partnerships at CHLA. "This year we were proud
to work with businesses across Southern California including the
Coachella Valley and hope to expand next year's campaign even further
throughout the region."

Make March Matter was created by CHLA 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.

Highlighting this year's campaign were numerous promotions and events
held throughout the month including a shopping event at Neiman Marcus in
Beverly Hills, a block party at The Point in Manhattan Beach and a
special CHLA night at Staples Center with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Drybar donated $1 from every blowout across their LA County stores (more
than 38,000 blowouts in March!), Violet Grey sold specially curated
beauty kits, Carl's Jr. encouraged their customers to donate at the
register and teen fashion designer Grace Rose donated a portion of sales
from her Rosie G clothing line. For the second year in a row, Alfred
Coffee donated one dollar to the campaign each time a customer posted a
photo of one of their coffee cups on Instagram with the #MakeMarchMatter
hashtag.

Corporate partner Panda Express, a longtime CHLA supporter, was the
campaign's top fundraiser, raising more than $380,000. "Giving is one of
Panda's core values, and we are proud supporters of the wonderful work
that CHLA does for our community," says Peggy Cherng, Panda Express
co-chair and co-chief executive officer. "Our Panda family and guests in
the Los Angeles area came together to raise over $380,000 through our
annual associate giving campaign and in-store donations during the month
of March for CHLA."

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian, Malin
Ackerman, Jack Black, Demi Lovato, Los Angeles Clippers star Blake
Griffin and KOST 103.5's Ellen K lent their support in March as well.

The Southern California businesses that participated in this year's Make
March Matter campaign include:

7-Eleven
A.Grace Jewelry
ALC
Alfred Coffee
Alice &
Olivia
Anita Ko Jewelry
Beacon Echo Park
Bellacures
Bird
Pick
Blastoff Comics
Bobble
California Desert Association
of REALTORS®
California Pizza Kitchen
Cambria
Carl's Jr.
Catch
LA
Cava
Champagne Bakery
Charming Charlie
CJ Free
Jewelry
Copa Vida
CR&A Custom, Inc.
Credit Unions For
Kids
Cycle House
Dr. Moffit
Daphyl's
David Chin, DDS
Delta
- Sky Club
Drybar
dTox Day Spa
edenation
Emi Jay
Express
Employment Professionals
Extra Life United
Fishing with
Dynamite
Fitz in the AM
Fluff Ice
Grounded Kidswear
Half
& Half Tea House
H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation
IHOP
- National Pancake Day
Keller Williams
Kendra Scott
KMIR-TV
Larchmont
Sanctuary Spa
Lazy Dog
Lease Advisors
Lifescarf
Lil'
Simmzy's on the Deck
Little Minis
Los Angeles Clippers
Love
Your Melon
LuxAnthropy
m0851 Los Angeles
Manhattan Beach
Post
Marriott
Matthew's Jewelry
Mendocino Farms
Michael
Stars
Miramonte Resort and Spa
MollaSpace
Neiman Marcus
Beverly Hills
Nigel Beauty Emporium
No Rest for Bridget
Old
Venice
Panda Express
Papa John's
Pez Cantina
Planet
Blue
PrAna
Prodege
Pump Station
Rag & Bone
Ralph
Lauren
Real Naked Tea
REMAX
Rite Aid
Rock & Brews
RockN'
Fish
Rosie G
Saks OFF 5th
Samy's Camera
Sea
Level Restaurant at The Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
Shake Shack
Simmzy's
Skylight
Books
Smitten Ice Cream
St. John - Beverly Hills
St. John
Boutique
STK Los Angeles
Strawberry Notes
Sugarfina
Superba
Terranea
Resort
The Agency
The Arthur J
The Point
The River
at Rancho Mirage
The Strand House
Theory
Tin Roof Bistro
Violet
Grey
Westfield Malls
World Gym
Zinc Lounge at The Shade
Hotel Manhattan Beach
ZR Brazilian Jujitsu Studios

"We continue to be inspired by the commitment and generosity from so
many businesses and the community," Wilcox says. "This year we had
dozens of new companies and partners join us and together with the
support of our employees, Trustees, and patient family ambassadors we
were able to truly Make March Matter."

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 hospital
dedicated to offering more than 350 programs and services to help the
health of children. The goal of the campaign is to raise money in
support of the Helping Hands Fund, which helps Children's Hospital Los
Angeles 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.
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