Here's an easy way to support UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Next time you are at your neighborhood Ralphs supermarket, toss your spare change into the collection canister at the checkout stand.
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is one of six children's hospitals in Southern California that will benefit from the supermarket's fundraising campaign which ends August 31, 2009.
"Ralphs believes strongly in giving back to the communities our stores serve," said Mike Donnelly, Ralphs' president. "We cannot think of a better way to invest in our communities than by giving families and children hope through our support of the outstanding work these hospitals are doing to provide world-class medical care for children."
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, one of the highest-rated children's hospitals in California, is a vital component of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the third best hospital in the nation and best in the Western United States. Mattel Children's Hospital offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents. The hospital's mission is to provide state of-the-art treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere, as well as to improve the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases. For more information, visit www.uclahealth.org/mattel.
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