Celebrity/Athlete

Published on August 22, 2014
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Dressed in the brown and red leather, chain metal and well-worn boots of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, Marvel’s  Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt gave Children’s Hospital Los Angeles patients a surprise they couldn’t believe on Wednesday, August 20.Patients were in for a... Read More
Published on December 6, 2013
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Stars from CBS Television Studios and CBS returned to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for their third annual holiday visit and kick off a season of holiday giving and fun for kids and families. Musical artist Nick Jonas, Will Arnett (The Millers), Beau Bridges (The Millers),... Read More
Published on November 26, 2013
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Five dancers from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS), Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber and Tony Dovolani stopped by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for an exciting afternoon of dance movement therapy with patients in our Center for Cancer... Read More
Published on November 21, 2013
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"It just feels great to know that we brought some joy to their life and their parents’ life as well." Tweet Yasiel Puig's quote Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol made one of his frequent visits, Tuesday, to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a special guest, Los... Read More
Published on November 6, 2013
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November 4 was no ordinary Monday evening for our patients and families. After all, how often do kids have the opportunity to Skype with celebrities as they walk the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere? We are happy to say, many of our patients experienced that special moment at... Read More
Published on October 25, 2013
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On Oct 22, team members from the Los Angeles Kings made their annual visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to kick off a day of giving and fun. The players began their visit by going to individual patient rooms and interacting with patients and family members, while giving... Read More
Published on May 10, 2013
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Mother’s Day arrived a few days early at our hospital for kids and their moms. On Wednesday, May 8, Drew Barrymore, her cosmetic line, FLOWER, along with a number of hair and make-up stylists arrived ready to host an afternoon of pampering. The afternoon of spa bliss... Read More
Published on April 23, 2013
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On Monday, April 22, American Idol paid a special visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to visit our patients and bring smiles to their faces. Each of the Top 4 Idol contestants, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Angie Miller, was on hand to interact with our... Read More
Published on March 5, 2013
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Patients and families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles got a special surprise on Friday, March 1. Members of the Cullen family (Actors: Peter Facinelli, Liz Reaser, Jackson Rathbone and Nikki Reed) from The Twilight Saga stopped by to surprise them with a private screening of... Read More
Published on December 19, 2012
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Audrey Wilder (1922-2012) and Billy Wilder (1906-2002), Children's Hospital Los Angeles Donors Stars of the silver screen have had a huge impact on our hearts and minds for decades and at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles we are grateful when Hollywood stars partner with us to... Read More
Published on June 29, 2012
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Alexandrea Vizcarra experienced terrible back pain in May 2009 and was rushed to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where doctors found abnormalities in her blood. Alexandrea reflects “it was something that changed my life forever.”Confirmed by several tests and visits with doctors... Read More
Published on June 13, 2012
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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas recently shared their continued commitment to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by pledging to join the First Families Legacy Program, a dedicated group of families and philanthropists who commit to gifting $100,000 or more to the hospital. ... Read More
Published on June 6, 2012
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He made his entrance amid the usual whirlwind of autographs, photos and smiles, but John Legend wasn’t heading into a performance. The nine-time GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter and philanthropist was visiting patients in the Hematology/Oncology Day Hospital at Children’s... Read More
Published on April 24, 2012
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We would like to thank all of the platelet donors, volunteers, staff, fans and supporters that came out during the week of April 16-20 to help make the Platelets for Playoffs campaign a success. Through a partnership with the Los Angeles Kings and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on February 6, 2012
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More than 30 inpatients and their family members were treated to a very special visit and private performance last week by Grammy-winning vocalist and singer-songwriter, Seal. The interactive music session was hosted by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Music Therapy Team in... Read More
Published on December 16, 2011
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Selena Gomez fan and Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient, Hana Hwang received the surprise of her 13-year-old life when the pop start showed up at the hospital for a surprise visit. Hana's tutor, Sara Kim, nominated Hana and her family as recipients for the KISSMAS Giving... Read More
Published on September 19, 2011
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They swam, biked and ran, raising more than $1.1 million for Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the 25th annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Held Sunday, Sept. 18, thousands of supporters arrived early in the morning to cheer on athletes who took part in the Zuma Beach event.
Published on August 18, 2010
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When L.A. Laker Pau Gasol visited us to observe Isabelle's spine surgery, ESPN.com took the opportunity to compare professional athletes to orthopaedic surgeons. But when we took a second look, we realized 13-year-old Isabelle has a lot more in common with the championship-... Read More
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Patients who wanted to watch the new acclaimed animated film, RIO 2, didn't have to go far--thanks to Lollipop Theater Network, a non-profit organization that brings the magic of movies currently in theaters to children confined to hospitals, and 20th Century Fox, kids of all... Read More

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