Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation

On February 22nd of this year, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach opened the Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village. This was only possible through the support of Chris Laulhere, president of the Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation who made a transformational gift to name and provide program support for the Children’s Village in honor of her late daughter, Cherese. Now, more than 30 different types of specialty physicians and a variety of medical services, such as a pharmacy, laboratory and imaging services, are all centralized in the Children’s Village.

Born at Miller Children’s & Women’s in 1974, the late Cherese Mari Laulhere spent her life giving back to her community. Her life was tragically taken in a bus accident at 21-years-old. Her legacy and loving heart lives on through the Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation.
The Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation has been a decades-long supporter of Miller Children’s & Women’s, previously making donations to support the Cherese Mari Laulhere Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cherese Mari Laulhere BirthCare Center and the Cherese Mari Laulhere Imaging Center, among others.

And the family’s reach extends beyond Miller Children’s & Women’s with previous gifts supporting Ronald McDonald house, the Guidance Center, Boys and Girls Club of America, Women’s Shelter of Long Beach, American Red Cross, UCLA and more.
The legacy of Cherese lives on through her mother’s love and dedication to honoring her memory. The impact that Chris Laulhere has made in honor of Cherese has been profound. It will help the thousands of children across the region who need access to specialized care this year and for future generations to come.

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