Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Second Annual #MakeMarchMatter Fundraising Campaign

More than 100 Southern California businesses will rally individuals to raise $1 million during March in support of pediatric care and research at CHLA

LOS ANGELES--()--Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its second annual Make March Matter™ campaign Wednesday. Longtime CHLA supporter Kim Kardashian West joined the hospital to kick off the campaign, which has attracted the commitment of more than 100 businesses in Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley. The month-long community fundraising drive is helping local businesses rally community participation to raise $1 million in the month of March to support children’s health in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

“Panda Restaurant Group is honored to be part of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Make March Matter campaign again this year”

“Make March Matter is a movement uniting companies and individuals to bring awareness to the healthcare needs of children and to maintain the programs and services at CHLA that address those needs,” says Children’s Hospital Los Angeles president and CEO Paul Viviano. “We are fortunate to have such a compassionate and loyal group of partners helping us to fulfill our mission of creating hope and building healthier futures for our patients and their families.”

Each year, CHLA treats children who face a broad range of health issues, from common illnesses to traumas to 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 here to children in Los Angeles.

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. Last year, 67 local business and corporate partners helped the inaugural campaign exceed its $1 million goal, raising a total of $1.3 million to aid in funding life-saving care for children in Los Angeles.

Here’s how the community and individuals can help Make March Matter:

  • Support the businesses that support CHLA. For a complete list of the more than 100 participating partners and local events taking place throughout the month of March, go to MakeMarchMatter.org.
  • Make a donation at MakeMarchMatter.org.
  • Individuals may share how they are participating in the campaign on social platforms using #MakeMarchMatter

Corporate Partners

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 galvanize their employees and consumers to contribute.

"Panda Restaurant Group is honored to be part of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Make March Matter campaign again this year," says Calvin Lee, vice president of Operations. "Giving is one of Panda's core values and it inspired our associates' passion to raise $350,000 to help children in need last year. We are committed to be the campaign's top fundraiser again in 2017."

By visiting, shopping and dining with a business supporting #MakeMarchMatter, individuals can activate donations to support the care of patients at CHLA. Los Angeles-area businesses participating in this year’s Make March Matter campaign include:

7-Eleven      

Half & Half Tea House

     

Ralph Lauren

ALC

IHOP - National Pancake Day

Real Naked Tea

Alfred Coffee

Keller Williams

REMAX

Alice & Olivia

Kendra Scott

Rite Aid

Anita Ko Jewelry

Larchmont Sanctuary Spa

Rock & Brews

Beacon Echo Park

Lazy Dog

RockN’ Fish

Bellacures

Lease Advisors

Rosie G

Bird Pick

Lifescarf

Samy’s Camera

Blastoff Comics

Lil’ Simmzy’s on the Deck

Sea Level Restaurant at The Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

Bobble

Little Minis

Shake Shack

California Pizza Kitchen

Los Angeles Clippers

Simmzy’s

Cambria

Love Your Melon

Skylight Books

Catch LA

LuxAnthropy

Smitten Ice Cream

Cava

m0851 Los Angeles

St. John - Beverly Hills

Champagne Bakery

Manhattan Beach Post

STK Los Angeles

CJ Free Jewelry

Marriott

Strawberry Notes

Copa Vida

Matthew's Jewelry

Sugarfina

CR&A Custom, Inc.

Mendocino Farms

Superba

Credit Unions For Kids

Michael Stars

Terranea Resort

Cycle House

MollaSpace

The Arthur J

Daphyl's

Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills

The Point

David Chin, DDS

Nigel Beauty Emporium

The Strand House

Delta - Sky Club

No Rest for Bridget

Theory

Drybar

Old Venice

Tin Roof Bistro

dTox Day Spa

Panda Express

Violet Grey

edenation

Papa John’s

Westfield Malls

Emi Jay

Pez Cantina

Zinc Lounge at The Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach

Express Employment Professionals

Planet Blue

ZR Brazilian Jujitsu Studios

Extra Life United

PrAna

 

Fishing with Dynamite

Prodege

 

Fluff Ice

Pump Station

 

Grounded Kidswear

Rag & Bone

 

 

For a full list of businesses supporting the campaign in the Coachella Valley, visit www.MakeMarchMatter.org.

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 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.

Contacts

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Monica Rizzo
Office: 323-361-5745
mrizzo@chla.usc.edu

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