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Orange County Resident Bill Holmes Donates $27 Million to CHOC to Name New Patient Care Tower
January 21, 2013
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) today announced that Newport Beach, Calif. resident and retired businessman Bill Holmes made a $27 million gift to name its new pediatric hospital tower, set to open on its main campus in spring 2013. In honor of Holmes’ generosity, the tower will be named The Bill Holmes Tower.
CHOC Follies XVI to Hold Auditions For “VIVA CHOC-VEGAS, Guys Gals & Romance in the Land of Lady Luck”
November 07, 2012
Cast members needed for "VIVA CHOC-VEGAS, Guys, Gals & Romance in the Land of Lady Luck," a unique and contemporary twist on "Guys and Dolls" and "It's a Wonderful Life." Auditions set for November 10 at 10 a.m. and November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
Disney parks host CHOC Walk
October 15, 2012
Thousands poured through Disney California Adventure and continued through Disneyland in support of the 22nd annual Children's Hospital of Orange County Walk.
West Coast University Donates More than $2.2 Million to CHOC Children’s
September 26, 2012
CHOC Children’s receives more than $2.2 million from West Coast University. Generous donation will help establish a Center of Nursing Excellence at CHOC.
Argyros Family Foundation donates $5 million for OC's first pediatric emergency department at CHOC
September 18, 2012
The Argyros family presented a $5 million check to CHOC for the first and only Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) in Orange County.
Julia and George Argyros Donate $5 Million To CHOC Children's For Region's First Pediatric Emergency Department
September 10, 2012
Julia and George Argyros donate $5 million to CHOC for its new pediatric emergency department, set to open in March 2013.
Argyros family donates $5M to CHOC
September 10, 2012
The contribution will help establish the region’s first pediatric emergency department.
Children's Hospital of O.C. receives $100,000 donation
May 08, 2012
Children's Hospital of Orange County has received a $100,000 donation from Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, the hospital announced.
CHOC Children's Receives $100,000 Gift from Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare
May 04, 2012
Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare donates $100,000 to CHOC Children's. Gift supports one of the rapid medical exam rooms in the Emergency Center of CHOC's new patient care tower.
CHOC Follies XV Nets More than $500K for CHOC Children’s
April 10, 2012
More than 2,300 people enjoyed a weekend of laughter and song, courtesy of CHOC Follies XV’s original musical production of “Christina and the Crystal Ball, a Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set.” This year's event netted more than $500K for CHOC Children's.
XCARET Family Foundation Presents CHOC Follies XV "Christina and the Crystal Ball - A Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set"
March 06, 2012
Orange County's prominent leaders showcase their talents on stage in this year's CHOC Follies production, benefiting CHOC Children's.
IHOP "Flips" for CHOC Children's with National Pancake Day Fundraiser
February 21, 2012
National Pancake Day - benefitting CHOC Children's and other Children's Miracle Network hospitals - is on February 28th!
Disneyland Resort Announces $5 Million Donation to CHOC Children's
February 06, 2012
Disneyland Resort donates $5 million to CHOC in support of "Change CHOC, Change the World" campaign. As part of the generous gift, Disney Imagineers are busy helping to create an inviting lobby space in CHOC's new tower.
OCRegister: The Disneyland Resort announced a $5 million gift Monday to Children's Hospital of Orange County for an expansion that will include a Disney-designed lobby.
February 06, 2012
The donation toward a 426,000-square-foot patient tower was announced with Disney music and flourish on top of a CHOC parking garage overlooking the construction site on La Veta Avenue in Orange.
CHOC Children's Gala, "Building Bigger Dreams," Lauds New Patient Care Tower
January 30, 2012
CHOC Children's held its fourth annual CHOC Cherishes Children gala on January 21st at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
CHOC Children's Presents Children's Champion Award to Hyundai Motor America at CHOC Cherishes Children Gala
January 23, 2012
CHOC Children's Receives $100,000 Gift From the Ueberroth Family Foundation
December 06, 2011
CHOC Children's has received a $100,000 donation from the Ueberroth Family Foundation to name one of the hematology/oncology rooms on the fifth floor of CHOC's new patient care tower, set to open in Spring 2013.
CHOC Children's To Host Holiday Toy Drive on December 17th
December 01, 2011
CHOC Children's is hosting a holiday toy drive on Saturday, December 17th, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., in the hospital employee parking lot, located at 557 S. Main Street, in Orange.
CHOC Children's Receives $1,040,000 Grant from Blue Shield of California
November 21, 2011
CHOC Children's was recently awarded with a $1,040,000 grant from Blue Shield of California to support CHOC's efforts to become an accountable care organization (ACO). CHOC was one of only 18 hospitals, health systems, clinics and physician groups - many serving underserved populations - in the state to be awarded the grant.
Crown Ace Hardware raises $20k for CHOC Hospitals
November 16, 2011
Each time a customer came through her checkout line at Crown Ace Hardware in the Heritage Hill shopping plaza, she's ask if they'd like to donate toward a campaign to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network that would benefit CHOC Children's in Orange and at Mission Hospital.
Chevron Raising Funds for CHOC Children's August 1-31
August 12, 2011
From August 1-31, Chevron gas stations and Food Marts in Orange County will be asking customers to purchase $1 Miracle Balloon icons to raise funds for CHOC Children's, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
CHOC Receives Largest Corporate Gift in Hospital History
May 11, 2011
CHOC received $10 million gift from Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Hope on Wheels to fund groundbreaking pediatric cancer research.
April 11, 2011
CHOC Receives Largest Gift in Hospital History
February 24, 2011
CHOC has received the largest gift in history - a $30 million estate gift in support of the "Change CHOC, Change the World" campaign.
CHOC Children’s Announces 2011 Campaign Ambassador
February 05, 2011
CHOC Children’s proudly announces 13-year-old cancer patient Tommaso “Tommy” Conforti as the 2011 CHOC Children’s Campaign Ambassador. Tommy was selected as one of three finalists through an application process, before securing the community’s support (and the most votes) through online voting. In his role as Ambassador, Tommy will represent CHOC and share his personal experience at various events, helping to engage the community in the “Change CHOC, Change the World” campaign.
CHOC Children’s Presents Children’s Champion Awards to Anaheim Ducks and Lady Ducks at “CHOC Cherishes Children" Gala
January 24, 2011
CHOC gala honors Anaheim Ducks and Lady Ducks - and raises $606,000 in support of "Change CHOC, Change the World" campaign.
Orange County Credit Unions for Kids Advisory Board Pledges $100,000 to “Change CHOC, Change the World” Campaign
November 17, 2010
The Orange County Credit Unions for Kids Advisory Board has pledged $100,000 to the “Change CHOC, Change the World” campaign. Their gift will support the playful teddy bear statues in the outdoor play area of CHOC’s seven-story patient care tower, set to open on the Orange campus in Spring 2013.
Talkradio KABC 790 AM Supports the Children's Miracle Network "Commitment to Kids" Radiothon Benefiting CHOC Children's
November 11, 2010
KABC 790 AM will air "Commitment to Kids" Radiothon to benefit CHOC on November 17th
Celebrities will Brighten the Day for CHOC Patients by Attending the "Kids Help CHOC" Event
November 05, 2010
Orange County families will enjoy a rare opportunity to see some of their favorite young celebrities who will come to the Anaheim Hilton on November 14, 2010 for an afternoon of fun and games for a great cause: a fundraiser and toy drive benefiting CHOC Children’s
CHOC Voted the "Cox Cares Non-Profit of the Year"
September 28, 2010
Your votes made a difference! Thousands of OC residents voted online to name CHOC Chidlren's the "Cox Cares Non-Profit of the Year".
CHOC Children's Patient to Represent California as Part of a Group of Young Medical Champions
May 14, 2010
CHOC patient named Champion for California
CHOC Follies XIII Raises More Than $800,000 For CHOC Children's
April 08, 2010
After singing and dancing for packed houses, nearly 100 of the county's most prominent business, civic and society leaders helped raise more than $800,000 for CHOC Children's.
Community Members Dance and Sing for a Great Cause
March 09, 2010
Nearly 100 of the most prominent Orange County leaders will take the stage in this year's CHOC Follies, providing laughter and entertainment for an incredible cause!
Anaheim Ducks Face Off For CHOC on March 14th
March 03, 2010
The Anaheim Ducks and CHOC have partnered together for a special night dedicated to raising funds and awareness for CHOC on Sunday, March 14th.
Auditions Set for CHOC Follies XIII: The Wizard of OC
October 22, 2009
Auditions for CHOC Follies XIII: The Wizard of OC are right around the corner on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 2 - 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Join 100 of the county's most prominent business, civic and society leaders as they sing and dance to raise funds for CHOC!
Baskin-Robbins Launches Cones for Kids in Support of California Children's Hospitals
August 17, 2009
Throughout the month of August, visit participating Orange County Baskin-Robbins stores to make a donation to CHOC and receive a paper cone to signify support. On August 19th, from 6 p.m. - closing, these same stores will donate 20 percent of their sales to CHOC.
Ralphs/Food 4 Less Charitable Campaign to Benefit CHOC
June 23, 2009
Supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less are pleased to announce that they are raising funds to support children's hospitals in Southern California, including CHOC Children's.
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Wing Opens at CHOC Children's Hospital
June 08, 2009
The wish of a teen cancer patient and the promise by his physician are being realized with the opening of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Wing at CHOC Children's Hospital
Dancing and Singing for CHOC Pays Off
April 06, 2009
Orange County leaders helped raise more than $575,00 in CHOC Follies XII: "The Princess and the Prius"
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.
Auto Show to Host "First Look For Charity" Event Benefiting CHOC
September 05, 2008
The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA), together with all 13 fundraising "guilds" of Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), will present the 2nd Annual Orange County Auto Show "First Look for Charity" event on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Gerald Flannery and Terry Adams Appointed to the CHOC Foundation Board of Directors
August 18, 2008
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) announces the appointment of Gerald W. Flannery and Terry S. Adams to The CHOC Foundation Board of Directors.
CHOC Celebrates the Opening of its New Ambulatory Care Center, including the Disneyland Resort Main Lobby
June 10, 2008
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) recently honored the Disneyland Resort and the hospital’s family of supporters for their role in generously funding construction of the CHOC Ambulatory Care Center, which houses primary and specialty care clinics on the hospital's Orange campus.
Experian Donates $30,000 to Support CHOC's Child Life Department
May 19, 2008
Experian, a global information services company, recently presented Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) with a check for $30,000 in support of the hospital’s Child Life Program. That total is expected to increase by year’s end with Experian’s participation in the CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park, the hospital’s biggest fundraiser, on October 19th.
Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation Donates $25,000 to Children's Hospital of Orange County's Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Program
May 05, 2008
The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation donated $25,000 in support of Children's Hospital of Orange County's (CHOC) Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Program.
Children's Hospital of Orange County Selected as Hospital Partner in Get on Board with Child Safety! National Campaign
April 25, 2008
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is one of six hospitals nationwide selected as a partner in Get on Board with Child Safety! -- a national injury prevention campaign spearheaded by Dorel Juvenile Group's Safety 1st brand and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI).
Children's Hospital of Orange County Opens Family-Centered Outpatient Infusion Center
April 21, 2008
The new, 6000-square-foot facility, which also includes a recreation therapy area, a dedicated child life specialist, and televisions, DVD players and PlayStations at each infusion station to encourage the healing power of play, provides a dedicated center for pediatric patients to receive infusions and procedures without having to be admitted to the hospital.
CHOC's Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer is Recognized with Excellence in Leadership Award
February 08, 2008
CHOC Nursing Leader, Dana Bledsoe, is honored for professional development and clinical excellence.
CHOC Earns CAPE Award for Innovation, Service and Performance Excellence
January 31, 2008
CHOC is the only children's hospital in the state to earn this distinction and the only Orange County-based organization honored this year.
Orange County Leaders Take the Stage for CHOC in CHOC Follies XI: Waiting for CHOCMAN - A Musical Mockumentary
January 29, 2008
Nearly 100 of Orange County's prominent leaders dance and sing for CHOC.
Anaheim Ducks Face Off for CHOC on Sunday, February 17
January 17, 2008
The Anaheim Ducks and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) have partnered together for a special family night dedicated to raising funds for CHOC on Sunday, February 17 at 5 p.m.
Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network Ends Its Cross-Country Tour in California
November 14, 2007
On Sunday, November 18, the Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle Network will make its final stop in Los Angeles on their third annual coast-to-coast tour aimed at raising $1 million for Children’s Miracle Network, of which Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)is a member hospital.
Auto Show to Host Charity Preview Night Benefiting CHOC
September 19, 2007
Guests will enjoy gourmet delicacies, cocktails and musical entertainment, while strolling among more than 500 2008-model cars, trucks, sport/utility vehicles, crossovers and more.
Blizzards Benefit CHOC in August
July 31, 2007
Kaiser Permanente’s Gift to CHOC Supports Mobile Asthma Services for Inner-City Kids
July 30, 2007
Kohl's and CHOC Keep Kids Safe
July 23, 2007
Barnes & Noble Booksellers and CHOC Prescribe Summer Reading
July 06, 2007
Help Orange County Win a Free Concert with Country Superstar Tracy Byrd
May 22, 2007
The John Wayne Cancer Foundation Donates $118,000 to CHOC for National Melanoma Awareness Project
May 08, 2007
Grateful Family Makes a Mark with $1.5 Million Donation to Children's Hospital of Orange County
April 18, 2007
Stonefire Grill Serves up Day of Fun for CHOC Patients and Issues Great American Pizza Challenge
March 21, 2007
CHOC Diabetes Program Receives $100,000 Endowment from the Robert and Helga Pralle Family Foundation
March 19, 2007
CHOC Joins Children’s Miracle Network
February 20, 2007
Galkos Construction Donates $30,000 to Children's Hospital of Orange County
January 25, 2007
Teen to Run 200 Miles - the equivalent of 7 1/2 marathons, for CHOC
January 16, 2007
Teenager Jesse Zweig hopes to raise $20,000 in pledges and complete the 200-mile run in less than 48 hours.
Record Number of Harley-Davidson Bikers Ride in 12th Annual CHOC Toy Run
December 25, 2006
Sandbox Couture and CHOC Foundation for Children Sign Cause Marketing Program Agreement
December 15, 2006
CHOC Reading Program Receives Record Number of Books from Book Drive Sponsored by Barnes & Noble and Pat & Oscar's
October 18, 2006
A record number of participants are expected to raise over $1 million for Children's Hospital of Orange County at the 16th Annual CHOC/Disneyland Resort
October 06, 2006
Radio Lollipop Makes West Coast Debut at Children's Hospital of Orange County
September 22, 2006
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill® Fundraiser Ends in Sweet Success for Children's Hospital of Orange County's Radio Lollipop
August 23, 2006
CHOC Breathmobile Awarded $500,000 From South Coast Air Quality Management District
August 14, 2006
CHOC FOLLIES X: "FANTOM OF THE FOLLIES"– A Farcical Frolic Through The Classic Tale!" Raises Close to $600,000 for Children’s Hospital of Orange County
July 19, 2006
Disneyland Celebrates Birthday by Giving $1 Million Gift to CHOC
July 17, 2006
On the morning of July 17th, in celebration of Disneyland's 51st birthday, CHOC received a $1 million gift from The Walt Disney Company, The Disneyland Resort and the Cast at Disneyland.
Annual Anime Expo® Charity Auction Benefits CHOC
July 13, 2006
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) was the recipient of the 15th Annual Anime Charity Auction proceeds, held by of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) .
CHOC To Benefit From 15th Annual Anime Expo Charity Auction Proceeds
June 30, 2006
CHOC Selected to Receive Anime Expo Charity Auction Proceeds
Children's Hospital of Orange County's Cancer Patients Throw Pies at Doctors and Nurses
April 10, 2006
Patients toss pies at doctors and nurses for $100,000 donation.
ORANGE COUNTY’S OFFICIAL OSCAR NIGHT® PARTY BENEFITS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY
March 13, 2006
GOT Toyota's 1000 Car Challenge Brings in $25,000 for CHOC's Radio Lollipop Project
March 10, 2006
1000 Car Challenge Raises Funds for Radio Lollipop
CHOC Reveals Numbers From Their Largest Fundraiser
December 08, 2005
"Canyon Cruise for CHOC" Roars Through South County for CHOC at Mission Patients
December 06, 2005
Motorcyle ride roars through South Orange County, spreading cheer for CHOC at Mission patients.
CHOC FOLLIES VII - AS THE CHANNELS TURN:
A Musical Romp Through TVLand
February 01, 2003
This year's CHOC Follies promises to bring gales of laughter and great enjoyment to both the casts and their audiences.
Champps Americana Kicks-Off Super Bowl Sunday
with a Special Donation to CHOC
January 26, 2003
Monday night "regulars" at Champps restaurant have raised funds for various charities over the past seven years, and this year, CHOC is fortunate to be the chosen charity.