LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trick or Treat? At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Halloween is all about treats when it comes to its patients. Supporters and friends in the community, across the country and around the world are invited to take part in the hospital’s annual Halloween greeting card drive. Individuals can go to CHLA.org/Halloween from October 18-29 and create a special greeting card for the Halloween holiday by choosing from one of three designs (a bunny, a cat and a dog) and write a personal message of cheer to a patient.
The cards with special notes will then be printed out, laminated and hand-delivered to CHLA’s pediatric patients along with fun goody bags on Halloween. The card distribution will tie in with the hospital’s other Halloween day-themed festivities including costume dress-up, pumpkin carving and arts and crafts. An anonymous donor has pledged to give $1 to the hospital for each card sent by October 29, committing up to $10,000.
Kids who are in the hospital might not be able to attend school parties or go trick-or-treating. Missing out on getting to celebrate Halloween with friends and classmates can make being in the hospital even more difficult. These special greeting cards and thoughtful words let CHLA patients and their families know how much people care.
About Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is ranked the top children’s hospital in California and fifth in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of 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. The hospital also leads the largest pediatric residency training program at a freestanding children’s hospital of its kind in the western United States. The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles encompasses basic, translational and clinical research conducted at CHLA. To learn more, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, and visit our blog for families (CHLA.org/blog) and our research blog (ResearCHLABlog.org).