Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Valentine’s Day Card Drive Kicks off on CHLA.org

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The public is invited to select and write a personal message on
Valentine’s Day cards that will be distributed to patients on Feb. 14

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Valentine’s Day is a very special day for kids at Children’s Hospital
Los Angeles (CHLA). The hospital is inviting supporters and friends to
help make it even more special for its young patients by going to chla.org/Valentine
and creating a special greeting card for Valentine’s Day. The two-step
process involves choosing a card (this year’s images are of a turtle, a
whale and an otter) and then writing a personal message of cheer to a
patient. For each card with personal message sent before by February 14,
BLVD Hotels has pledged to donate $1 to CHLA, up to $10,000.

The personally messaged cards will be hand-delivered to every patient
along with a fun goody bag, books and balloons on Valentine’s Day. Talk
about a sweet day!

“We are thrilled to be a part of what will be a fun and uplifting day
for the kids and families at CHLA. Valentine’s Day is about love, and
CHLA is the epitome of unconditional and unwavering love,” says Shareena
Kumar, BLVD Hotels Business Manager.

Kids who are in the hospital are unable to attend school parties or
exchange Valentines. Missing out on getting to celebrate the holiday
with friends and classmates can make being in the hospital even more
difficult. These special greeting cards and thoughtful words lift CHLA
patients’ spirits and let them know how much people care. In recent
years patients have received Valentine’s Day cards from the Los Angeles
community and international supporters from as far away as Australia,
India and Brazil!

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care
organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures
for children. Founded in 1901, CHLA is one of the nation’s leading
children’s hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in
pediatric and adolescent health. CHLA is one of only 11 children’s
hospitals in the nation – and the top-ranked pediatric facility in
California– to be named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report
Honor Roll for 2016-17.

Contacts

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