Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
Shoppers at Ralphs and Food 4 Less supermarkets raised $41,622.28 for Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital by donating their spare change in collection canisters at check stands of their neighborhood stores.
The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation issued a check to LLUCH to support services for children being treated at the hospital. The amount represents the money raised by Inland Empire Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores during the first quarter of their “Children’s Hospital Canister Campaign.”
“We are very pleased that in spite of the economic climate, our customers share our deep commitment in wanting to help the communities in which we live and work,” said Kendra Doyel, senior manager, public affairs at Ralphs/Food 4 Less.
LLUCH Administrator Zareh Sarrafian said the partnership with Ralphs and Food 4 Less helps assure that children being treated at the hospital will continue to receive world-class care.
“We are humbled by the generosity of Ralphs and Food 4 Less customers and honored to be a partner in the ‘Children’s Hospital Canister Campaign,’” he said. “We appreciate the customers of Ralphs and Food 4 Less for their individual participation, which has resulted in a successful campaign. Collectively, even small amounts make a major difference for the kids at the hospital.”
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About Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - LLUCH
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the country, and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals, and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”