Matching sponsors SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, CBS Studios and an anonymous donor have pledged a combined total of $150,000
LOS ANGELES, November 28, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the seventh consecutive year, iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ KOST 103.5 will join Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 29 for their Season of Giving fundraiser. Giving Tuesday, the international day of charitable giving that falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, kicks off CHLA’s Season of Giving campaign, which will run through the end of the year and calls on the community to to donate funds that will directly support pediatric healthcare. care provided by the hospital.
Kicking off with The Ellen K Morning Show, KOST 103.5 will dedicate 12 hours of programming to Giving Tuesday, highlighting patient stories of hope and healing and showcasing the world-class care provided by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Ellen K and her co-host Ryan Manno will host the broadcast from 6 am to 6 pm along with KOST 103.5 on-air personalities Kari Steele and Sandy Stec. Throughout the day, KOST 103.5 will feature interviews with CHLA patient families, hospital leaders, and longtime celebrity supporters. KOST listeners are invited to support the hospital and donate by visiting kost1035.com/CHLA or calling 1-800-909-CHLA (2452).
Additionally, KTLA will join the effort with host Megan Henderson broadcasting live from iHeart Studios to feature interviews with family members of CHLA patients and celebrity supporters. KTLA viewers can donate at CHLA.org/KTLA or by calling 1-800-770-CHLA (2452).
“Over the past six years, more than $1.5 million has been raised on Giving Tuesday, and that’s due in large part to the long-standing partnership we have with KOST,” says Paul S. Viviano, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angels. “We are grateful for the support of our fellow community members and our corporate sponsors who contribute so generously and help us fulfill our mission of creating hope and building a healthier future for children.”
“The Giving Tuesday broadcast is a special and meaningful tradition that we look forward to all year,” says Ellen K, whose son received emergency medical care at CHLA seven years ago after suffering a soccer injury. “It is an incredible privilege to see the community come together to give back year after year to this incredible institution that has made such an impact for me and my family and millions of children in Southern California and beyond.”
A generous anonymous donor, along with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the nation’s largest educational credit union that has served California school employees and their families since 1934, and CBS Studios, the television production arm of the The CBS network, which produces shows like NCIS, CSI and The Talk, are the primary matching sponsors of Giving Tuesday and will double every donation, dollar for dollar, for a combined total of $150,000 in matching donations.
Additionally, donors will have the opportunity to make their gift go even further. For every contribution of $25 or more made by midnight on Tuesday, November 29, CHLA will give a My Hand In Yours fleece-lined winter hat to a hospitalized patient. My Hand In Yours is a company founded in 2020 by actress, author, and children’s health advocate Jamie Lee Curtis. 100 percent of the company’s revenues go to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
The community can also support CHLA through these local retail experiences:
More than 200 help ritual stores are supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in November through its annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign. Rite Aid will load $1 bonus cash into your Rite Aid Rewards account when you donate $1 or more at the register by Wednesday, November 30.
Porto Bakery and Coffee will donate a portion of the proceeds from all cheese roll sales at six bakeries (Glendale, Burbank, Downey, Buena Park, West Covina and Northridge) from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2.
Visit sleeping coconut online at SleepCoCo.com from Tuesday, November 29 through Saturday, November 29 and 50% of your purchase of any Sleep Coco product will benefit CHLA.
From Giving Tuesday to the end of December, givingli – a gifting platform that allows people to customize and send digital greetings and gifts instantly, will offer a CHLA eGift, which will allow users to donate to CHLA on behalf of the recipient as a gift.
visit a participant hardware ace until the end of December to round up your purchase and support CHLA.
stop at any 7 Eleven location now through January 10 and make a donation by rounding up at checkout.
Visit the kendra scott store at The Point in El Segundo on Saturday, December 10. Donate a toy and get 20 percent off your entire purchase, plus a portion of the sales will be donated to CHLA.
Donations to the Season of Giving campaign through the end of the year will ensure that all patients treated at CHLA receive the critical care they need to save lives. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the leading pediatric medical and research academic institutions in the United States and depends on the generosity of community support.
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About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of pediatric medicine, providing acclaimed care to children around the world, the country, and the Southern California region. Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the largest provider of care for children in Los Angeles County, the #1 pediatric hospital in California and the Pacific region, and is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the country by US News & World. Report of the Honor Roll of the Best Children’s Hospitals. Clinical expertise spans the continuum of pediatric care from newborns to young adults, from everyday preventative medicine to the most medically complex cases. Inclusive, compassionate, child- and family-friendly clinical care is delivered by physicians who are USC Keck School of Medicine faculty members. Doctors translate new discoveries, treatments and cures proven through the work of scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute, among the top 10 children’s hospitals for funding from the National Institutes of Health, to provide answers to families faster. The hospital is also home to one of the largest training programs for pediatricians in the United States. For more information, follow us on Facebook, instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube Y Twitterand visit our blog at CHLA.org/blog.
About iHeartMedia Los Angeles
iHeartMedia Los Angeles owns and operates KIIS-FM, KBIG-FM, KOST-FM, KRRL-FM, KYSR-FM, KFI-AM, KLAC-AM, KEIB-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is America’s leading audio media company, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast assets alone have more consumer reach in the US than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast company; and more than four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital-only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next two podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next largest audio media brand and the only fully integrated audio announcement. technology solution in streaming, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unmatched consumer reach to create new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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