Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Kicks off Annual Valentine’s Day Drive on CHLA.org
An anonymous donor has pledged $1 for each personalized Valentine sent by February 14, committing up to $25,000
LOS ANGELES (February 3, 2021) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) will travel back to prehistoric times for its annual Valentine’s Day card drive, which kicks off today on CHLA.org.
Individuals may go to chla.org/Valentine and create a dinosaur-themed Valentine for a patient. Supporters may choose from three designs (a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Brachiosaurus or a Triceratops) and write a friendly message of cheer for CHLA‘s pediatric patients. For each Valentine sent from Feb. 3–14, an anonymous donor has pledged to donate $1 to CHLA, committing up to $25,000.
“Because of COVID-19 precautions, the hospital has had to limit visitors and scale back this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration,” says Carol Hamamoto, CHLA Child Life and Expressive Arts Manager. “These Valentines are a wonderful way for the community to send love and joy (safely!) and connect with our patients.”
Indeed, these special Valentines with positive, thoughtful and kind words lift CHLA patients’ spirits and let them know how much people care. In past years patients have received Valentine’s Day cards from the Los Angeles community and supporters across the country, as well as international holiday well-wishes from Australia, Europe, Asia and South America.
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Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the highest-ranked children’s hospital in California and fifth in the nation on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of best children’s hospitals. U.S. News ranks Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in all 10 specialty categories. Clinical care at the hospital is led by physicians who are faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC through an affiliation dating from 1932. The hospital also operates the largest pediatric residency training program at a freestanding children’s hospital in the Western United States. The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is home to all basic, translational, clinical and community research conducted at the hospital, allowing proven discoveries to quickly reach patients. Our mission: to create hope and build healthier futures. To learn more, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter, and visit our blog at CHLA.org/blog.