Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Seventh Annual Make March Matter® Fundraising Campaign
100 Southern California businesses will rally individuals during March in support of pediatric care and research at CHLA
LOS ANGELES (March 1, 2022) – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its seventh annual Make March Matter campaign Tuesday. Actress, activist and CHLA supporter Jamie Lee Curtis, and actor and CHLA supporter Matt LeBlanc joined the hospital to kick off the campaign. Saving lives is everyone’s business, and the month-long fundraising drive empowers local businesses to rally community participation to raise $1 million or more in March in support of children’s health in Los Angeles.
“We are grateful to the Los Angeles area businesses partnering with us in support of our commitment to the health and well-being of children,” CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano says. “Since 2020, the pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. But two things have remained constant: the world class care CHLA provides to its precious pediatric patients and the support of our community.”
Since the campaign’s inaugural launch in 2016, Southern California businesses and corporate partners have helped raise more than $9 million to aid in funding life-saving care for children in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. Individuals can participate in this year’s campaign in very accessible ways including dining or ordering takeout from local food establishments, shopping in person, virtual workouts and more.
Each year, CHLA treats children who face a broad range of health issues, from common illnesses to traumas and chronic diseases. The hospital is also dedicated to innovation, supporting advances in research designed to improve pediatric health outcomes and partnering with physicians across the nation to bring the best care to children in Los Angeles.
Corporations across the southland have agreed to support community members in giving back. Each business has selected a unique way to contribute to the campaign’s collective impact—some sell specific items with proceeds supporting CHLA patients, others devote a portion of overall sales for the entire month and still others create their own unique fundraising campaigns to encourage their employees and consumers to contribute. Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express, takes great pride in supporting the community and has been the campaign’s top fundraiser for the past six years.
“Panda’s passion for children’s causes aligns beautifully with CHLA’s dedication to its pediatric patients,” says Tina Hsing, Director of Panda Cares. “Funds raised via our in-store donations and associate giving initiatives will support CHLA’s Panda Cares Center of Hope and programming that is designed to improve children’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.”
For a complete list of participating partners and events taking place throughout the month of March, or to donate, go to MakeMarchMatter.org. Individuals may also share how they are supporting the campaign on social media by using #MakeMarchMatter.
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 academic medical center dedicated to offering more than 350 specialty programs and services to help the health of children. The goal of the campaign is to raise money in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to ensure that all its pediatric patients receive the critical lifesaving care they need. Saving lives is everyone’s business.
About Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest provider of care for children in Los Angeles County. Families travel from all 50 states and more than 90 countries so that their children can receive the very best care. The hospital’s clinical teams treat patients ranging in age from newborn infants to young adults for everything from well-child visits to organ transplantation. It is ranked the top children’s hospital in California as well as in the Pacific region, and fifth in the nation for clinical excellence by U.S. News & World Report in its prestigious Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. Clinical care is led by physicians who are faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC through an affiliation dating from 1932. It is home to the largest pediatric residency training program at a freestanding children’s hospital of its kind in the western United States. Among top 10 children’s hospitals for National Institutes of Health funding, The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles leads the field in innovative bench-to-bedside basic, translational and clinical research conducted in pediatrics.