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Making a Mark
Making a Mark is published bi-annually by the CHOC Foundation. It features CHOC and children?s healthcare news, patient highlights, hospital updates, board member spotlights, and community involvement stories and is mailed to donors who support CHOC with a gift of $250 and more.

Children Raising Money to Help CHOC Patients

From lemonade stands to cookie sales, local children demonstrate their generosity by donating their money, toys and time to help the patients at CHOC.

Every weekend, 7-year-old Madie and 10-year old Jake Scanlin can be found selling lemonade, chocolate bars and bracelets in front of their home in La Verne. The duo is raising money for their friend, 4-year-old CHOC patient Zoe Hunter, who was diagnosed with a very serious form of leukemia last spring. So far, they have raised $700 from their sales.

According to Maddie, “I do it because I love her so much and she has to take a pill every single day that is $100.”

In Tustin, a class of first graders at Peters Canyon Elementary School held an art supply drive for the patients at CHOC. According to their teacher, Laura Parker, after brainstorming about areas of need in their community, the children decided they wanted to “help sick kids.”

The class experienced an overwhelming response from the community, receiving many new supplies that the students bagged, wrapped and delivered to the patients at CHOC.

Brownie Troop 977, made up of girls from Tustin Memorial Academy and La Vita, used a portion of their earned cookie money to help fellow girl scout Sabrina Saenz make bracelets to donate to patients at CHOC.

Sabrina, a former CHOC patient who underwent four heart surgeries, provided the materials, and the troop made 41 bracelets. Sabrina’s bracelets are also sold on her web site: www.browneyedcutiecollection.com.

Last year, former CHOC patient and 16-yearold Edison High School student Carly Fernandez founded the Spoonful of Sugar Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to give children in the hospital a fun break during their hospital stay. According to Carly, “every kid should be able to have a couple of days off.”

Carly plans holiday parties for the patients at CHOC and helps families with meals and other activities. She raises money for her foundation by hosting an annual Sweetie Pie Festival. Last year, the festival was attended by 400 people and raised nearly $5,000.


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