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Kings Donate $1 Million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

The Kings and the Kings Care Foundation are renewing their commitment to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a new $1,000,000 donation over the next five years to the hospital benefitting Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and the Division of Neurosurgery.

With the assistance of the Kings and their fans, the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Blood Bank has met 94 percent of their blood product needs - higher than any other children’s hospital in the United States. The new funds will continue to support the Transfusion Medicine program by helping them improve the care and treatment of children who receive blood transfusions. The funds designated to the Division of Neurosurgery will assist the areas of brain tumors, hydrocephalus and functional neurosurgery.

During tonight’s Kings-Penguins game a special check presentation will take place highlighting this new $1 million commitment to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. DeAnn Marshall, MHA, Senior Vice President and Chief Development and Marketing Officer for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, will be there to accept the check, as will Jack and Aidan Snyder. Aidan has been a patient at Children’s Hospital for more than four years, starting when he was six years old, and he now enjoys playing lacrosse.

The Kings – who committed to donate $500,000 to Children’s Hospital in August of 2009 -- again say “thank you” to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for all that they do for the youth of Los Angeles and around the world.

Today’s announcement is the second major charitable announced made by the Kings in recent days. Following the Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium the Kings presented the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California with a $1 million donation as part of a special postgame on-ice check presentation.

That $1 million commitment will benefit Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a campsite located in the San Jacinto Mountains. The donation will specifically go to help with the construction of the camp’s Dining Hall/Activity Center, which will enable the facility to expand its oncology camp programs for children with cancer and their families.

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