iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ KOST 103.5 and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launch Eighth Annual Season of Giving Fundraising Campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 28

Matching sponsors CBS Studios, Delta Air Lines, El Cholo Family of Restaurants, and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union pledge a combined total of $100,000.

LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2023) — For the eighth consecutive year, iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ KOST 103.5 will join Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, to celebrate the global day of giving that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday also kicks off CHLA’s annual Season of Giving campaign, which runs through the end of the year and appeals to the community and corporate partners to donate funds to support the leading pediatric care the hospital provides.

Starting with the Ellen K Morning Show, KOST 103.5 will dedicate 13 hours of programming to CHLA on Giving Tuesday, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Throughout the broadcast, Ellen and her co-host Ryan Manno, and KOST 103.5 personalities Kari Steele and Sandy Stec, will highlight patient stories of hope and healing, and the world-class care delivered every day at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The broadcast will also feature celebrity guests including Academy Award-winning actress, author and children’s health advocate Jamie Lee Curtis, comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, and actors Chris Pine and Matt LeBlanc. KOST listeners are invited to support the hospital by visiting, or by dialing #250 from a mobile phone and using keyword “CHLA” to donate.

In addition, KTLA will join the effort from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. with morning news anchor Megan Henderson broadcasting live from the iHeart studios and CHLA’s Sunset Campus featuring interviews with patient families and celebrity supporters. KTLA viewers can donate via or by calling 1-800-770-CHLA (2452).

“Since 2016, more than $2 million has been raised on Giving Tuesday thanks largely to the tremendous partnership between CHLA and KOST, as well as the generosity of our corporate sponsors,” says Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano. “This annual event is a highlight for the community, CHLA’s patients and their families and for CHLA team members, who unite to help us fulfill our mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for children.”

“For me, the official start of the holidays begins with our Giving Tuesday broadcast for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” says Ellen K, whose son, Calvin, underwent emergency surgery at CHLA eight years ago after suffering a football injury. “I am a grateful patient parent and a lifelong supporter of CHLA and its mission because we experienced firsthand the hospital’s incredible expert medical care.”

CBS Studios, Delta Air Lines, El Cholo Family of Restaurants and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union are Giving Tuesday’s premier matching sponsors and will double every donation, dollar for dollar, for a combined total of $100,000 in matched gifts.

Additionally, donors will have the opportunity to make their gift go even further. For every contribution of $35 or more made before midnight Tuesday, Nov. 28, CHLA will give a My Paw In Yours puppy to a hospitalized patient thanks to a partnership with Jamie Lee Curtis’ company My Hand In Yours. Founded by Ms. Curtis in 2020, My Hand In Yours sells custom comfort items, and 100 percent of the company’s proceeds support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The community can also support CHLA through these local retail experiences:

  • In honor of El Cholo Family of Restaurants’ 100-year anniversary in 2023, patrons donating $100 can become an El Cholo VIP and enjoy a free order of Carmen’s Nachos through the end of 2023, and new specials to be announced in 2024. Patrons donating $5,000 will get to have a personalized plaque mounted in a booth at their favorite El Cholo location. Dine-in customers may also add a donation to their check at all six Southern California El Cholo locations.
  • Porto’s Bakery and Café will donate a portion of the proceeds from all cheese roll sales across six bakeries (Glendale, Burbank, Downey, Buena Park, West Covina and Northridge) from Monday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 1).
  • On Saturday, Dec. 2, Veronica Beard Palisades Village location will donate 20 percent of sales all day to CHLA.
  • From now through Dec. 31, participating Ace Hardware locations will be asking customers to round up their purchase to help kids treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
  • Proceeds from sales of a special edition ‘Bugsby’ plush butterfly will go to CHLA. Limited quantities are available for $10 purchase at select Southern California area credit unions (PostCity Financial Credit Union, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Water and Power Community Credit Union, Premier America Credit Union, South Bay Credit Union, USC Credit Union, Wescom Credit Union, Parishioners Federal Credit Union and California Credit Union).

Donations to the Season of Giving campaign through the end of the year will ensure that every patient treated at CHLA receives the critical, lifesaving care they need. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the top pediatric academic medical and research institutions in the United States and relies on the generosity of community support.

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About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of pediatric medicine and is the largest provider of hospital care for children in California. Children’s Hospital is home to renowned experts who work together across disciplines to deliver inclusive and compassionate care, and drive advances that set pediatric standards across the nation and around the globe. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles delivers a level of care that is among the best in the world for a truly diverse population of children. The Hospital is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals, including No. 1 in California and No. 1 in the Pacific U.S. region. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles embraces the hospital’s mission to create hope and build healthier futures. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is among the top 10 children’s hospitals for National Institutes of Health funding. The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles supports the full continuum of research, allowing physicians and scientists to translate discoveries into treatments and bring answers to families faster. The pediatric academic medical center also is home to one of the largest training programs for pediatricians in the United States. And the hospital’s commitment to building strong communities is evident in CHLA’s efforts to fight food insecurity, enhance health education and literacy, and introduce more people to careers in health care. To learn more, follow CHLA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and X, formerly known as Twitter, and visit

About iHeartMedia Los Angeles

iHeartMedia Los Angeles owns and operates KIIS-FM, KBIG-FM, KOST-FM, KRRL-FM, KYSR-FM, KFI-AM, KLAC-AM, KEIB-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next two podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit for more company information.