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RALPHS AND FOOD 4 LESS FUNDS DONATE $25,000 TO CHOC CHILDREN'S
December 18, 2008

The Ralphs and Food 4 Less Funds, the philanthropic organizations for supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less, donated $25,000 in support of The CHOC Children’s Cancer Institute Adolescent and Young Adult Program.  The program is designed to give teen and adolescent cancer patients access to the latest clinical protocols and psychosocial services tailored to meet the unique needs of this patient population.

The recent $25,000 donation brings the Ralphs and Food 4 Less Funds’ philanthropic support of CHOC Children’s to more than $213,000 since 1996.  They have donated $100,000 towards the construction of an adolescent wing on the hospital’s existing oncology floor set to open in early Spring 2009.

About The Ralphs Fund and Food 4 Less Fund: The Ralphs Fund and Food 4 Less Fund are the philanthropic arms of supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less.  Ralphs and Food 4 Less Funds reflect the supermarket chains’ philosophy of giving back to the communities served by their stores.  Since 1991, The Ralphs and Food 4 Less Funds have combined to provide grants in excess of $30 million to nonprofit organizations focused on health, education, the fight against hunger, the advancement of women and minorities, and developing our youth.

About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four 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 Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

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