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WHAT: Baskin-Robbins, America’s favorite neighborhood ice cream shop, announces the “Cones for Kids” program to help support nine children’s hospitals in California, including CHOC Children’s. Participating Baskin-Robbins stores throughout the state are collecting donations on behalf of their local children’s hospitals through the end of August. Each person who donates will be given a pink paper cone to fill out and post in his neighborhood Baskin-Robbins store to signify the donation.
Additionally, participating Baskin-Robbins stores will host special in-store fundraisers on Wednesday, August 19th from 6:00 p.m. until close. Stores will donate 20-percent of sales from these events directly to their local children’s hospitals, providing a great way for families to enjoy a treat while supporting a worthy cause.
WHO: Participating Orange County locations, benefiting CHOC, include:
WHEN: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (Fundraising event), 6:00 p.m. until close
Month of August (collecting in-store donations)
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680