Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hosted its inaugural Walk L.A. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Griffith Park. This four-kilometer walk brought everyone in the community together; Over 1,200 participants came together to support CHLA from patients, faculty members, caregivers, researchers, patients and their families, corporate partners, Ambassadors and supporters.
CHLA and all the volunteers did a great job setting up the booths and all the fun activities. Everyone at HSP who attended had nothing but good things to share about their experience. Here are some of the things that each person had to say about their experience
“I never had so much fun going on a walk! I’m definitely doing this again next year!” – Heather.
“It was fun learning how to do Thai Chi! And meeting so many people”-Soubia
“I loved all of the activities. There were many out-going people and it was a positive environment!”- Fernando
“I like that this was more than just a walk. There were educational games that were health related and I enjoyed that” – Robert
“It was fun hanging out with everyone outside of work, and even better when it involves doing something for a great cause” -Ismael
Overall, we loved that this walk brought us all close together and most importantly we contributed to a great cause . Not only did it get us closer, but we decided to be more involved next year. Each person we met was so positive and welcoming. We’ve learned so much more about the hospital itself and how CHLA goes over and beyond to help their patients and families.
CHLA is one of the organizations HSP donates to, and it was nice to participate for such a great cause. The Campaign exceeded their goal by raising over $355,000! They are still accepting donations through the end of this month, and best way to donate is through this link