Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

A record 123 businesses across Southern California raised nearly $2 million during a spring fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the hospital announced April 17.

The fourth annual CHLA Make March Matter fundraising campaign far exceeded the $1 million goal set by the East Hollywood hospital thanks to support from Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley.

The campaign was spearheaded by a record 47 events throughout the month of March at retail stores, restaurants, fitness centers, sporting events and more.

For the fourth consecutive year, Panda Express earned top honors for raising $400,000, according to the hospital. Moose Toys made a $200,000 gift. Porto’s Bakery & Café sold more than 19,000 CHLA-themed sugar cookies. The Los Angeles Kings hosted a CHLA-themed game.

The Los Angeles Chargers also joined Hollywood celebrities to help raise funds to support critical care for kids.

Health business reporter Dana Bartholomew can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @_DanaBart.

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