Ellen K to Host KOST 103.5 Morning Show at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Giving Tuesday to Kick Off Hospital’s Annual ‘Live L.A. Give L.A.’ Campaign

Live broadcast on Nov. 29 to be followed by festivities at the
hospital, including several young patients and community partners giving

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Beloved Los Angeles radio host Ellen K is spending Giving Tuesday, the
first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, sharing inspiring stories of
patients, doctors, nurses and supporters of Children’s Hospital Los
Angeles (CHLA).

Ellen will broadcast her November 29th morning show from
CHLA, encouraging listeners to “Live
L.A. Give L.A.
” – the name of CHLA’s
holiday fundraising campaign
that starts on Giving Tuesday. She’s
asking people to support CHLA’s mission to build hope and healthier
futures for the hundreds of thousands of kids who come through its doors
every year — including Ellen’s own son, who recently underwent
orthopaedic surgery at the hospital.

Along with patients and staff, a few celebrities also will be calling in
to chat with Ellen on air. That includes actress Drew Barrymore, who is
the celebrity face of the Live L.A. Give L.A. campaign. The mother of
two has hosted several events for patients and their families at the
hospital and recently received CHLA’s Courage to Care award for
her longtime commitment to children.

After Ellen K’s show, which runs from 5:00am-10:00am on KOST 103.5,
several CHLA Junior Ambassadors and local community partners, such as
Porto’s Bakery and Café will showcase their Giving Tuesday spirit with
their own events at the hospital. These include:

  • Jayhann, 13, a leukemia patient currently
    receiving monthly chemotherapy at CHLA
    . He’s made it his
    mission to help other kids like him and has already raised more than
    half his $10,000 goal through lemonade stands, bake sales and T-shirt
  • Sasha, 8, who was born with cerebral palsy and
    recently had surgery to correct her walking gait
    . Using
    expressive art to support CHLA, she custom paints jeans and other
    denim clothing for donations and has raised more than $3,000. Actress
    Jessica Biel has been spotted wearing one of Sasha’s creations.
  • Sandra, 12, a Junior Ambassador who has
    partnered with Big Sugar Bakeshop in Studio City
    the last two
    years to raise funds for CHLA by selling specially-designed cupcakes.
  • Porto’s Bakery and Café, who is
    donating 20 percent of sales from all cheese rolls purchased on Giving
    Tuesday (at all three locations) to CHLA

“We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season, and I’m
inspired by patients like Jayhann, Sasha and Sandra. Despite facing
their own adversity, they have gone above and beyond in selflessly
dedicating themselves to improving the lives of others,” says Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul
S. Viviano
. “They truly embody the heart of our Live L.A. Give L.A.
message, and I am so grateful for their example.”

From 10:00am-11:15am, these patients and other Junior Ambassadors
will be at CHLA
handing out lemonade, CHLA-branded cupcakes from Big
Sugar Bakeshop, and pastries from Porto’s to patients, their families
and CHLA staff. The Junior Ambassador program comprises mostly middle-
and high-school-aged volunteers who are patients, patient siblings and
other youth interested in helping others. Many create their own events
to raise funds and spread awareness for the 350 programs and services
available at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

In recent years, Giving Tuesday has gained popularity as a
philanthropy-driven contrast to Black Friday, and has become a global
movement galvanizing people everywhere to support causes in which they
believe. December also is a crucial time for Children’s Hospital Los
Angeles to raise funds — CHLA is one of the nation’s leading pediatric
clinical and research facilities today largely because of community
support. Each and every gift to CHLA helps the hospital provide
critical, lifesaving care to patients who come not just from Los
Angeles, but from all 50 states and from more than 50 countries around
the world.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care
organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures
for children. Founded in 1901, CHLA is one of the nation’s leading
children’s hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in
pediatric and adolescent health. CHLA is one of only 11 children’s
hospitals in the nation—and the top-ranked pediatric facility in
California—to be named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor
Roll for 2016-17.

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