On November 18, 2018, more than 1,500 children, families, UCLA friends and celebrities attended the 19th Annual Party on the Pier at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Chaired by Hillary Milken, proceeds from the event provide unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit children treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and around the world.
Attendees, including more than 50 sponsored patient families, enjoyed rides and game booths with toys donated by Mattel Inc. Celebrity guests — including Rachel Zoe and Leslie Grossman of American Horror Story, Rico Rodriguez and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons of Modern Family, Raini Rodriguez of Austin & Ally, and many others — volunteered at the game booths and posed for photos in the celebrity photo booth area sponsored by Petite ‘n Pretty. Other high points of the day included a Power of Play area, sponsored by the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation, where children participated in a Mattel build-it and take-it MegaBloks station and cookie decorating sponsored by Ralphs/Food 4 Less. They also heard performances by the BeatBuds. The VIP area featured music, dance contests and exclusive giveaways, along with lunch, courtesy of Wolfgang Puck Catering.
“We are grateful to Mattel, Inc., for our ongoing partnership and the company’s commitment to improving the lives of children,” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences. “We also appreciate the tireless work of our Party on the Pier committee chair and committee members.”
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital cares for the physical and emotional well-being of children, from newborns to young adults. Its facilities are designed to serve the most critically ill children with sophisticated, compassionate care in an environment that is both welcoming and healing to children and their families.
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