Pacific Palisades, CA (Vocus) October 14, 2010
The Pacific Palisades estate of Peggy and Halbert Washburn was transformed in to a Chinese paradise for Children Chain’s annual dinner dance, Under the Shanghai Moon on October 2, 2010. More than 150 members and friends joined together to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The event featured dinner, dancing, and a wine auction.
The event was sponsored and catered by Panda Restaurant Group and featured the signature Mandarin and Szechwan cuisine of Panda Inn. Traditional Chinese dancers kicked off the evening with a traditional Shanghai dance performance. A competitive wine auction was sponsored by Harry’s Wines.
The event raised much-needed funds in support of the Associates Endowment for Clinical Research and Technology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Clinical Imaging Research and Technology is a rapidly expanding discipline which uses state of the art non-invasive technology to research and detect disease in infants, children, and youth.
“It is a joy to celebrate and support the life-saving work of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,'' said Anne Manrique, chair of Children’s Chain. ''We are grateful to the Washburns and all of our event sponsors who support our efforts.”
Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been treating seriously ill and injured children for more than a century, and it is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Children’s Hospital is one America's premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932. It is a national leader in pediatric research. Since 1990, U.S. News & World Report and its panel of board-certified pediatricians have named Children’s Hospital Los Angeles one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation.
Children’s Chain of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, founded in 1958, is a group of women dedicated to raising funds for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Children’s Chain members are committed to better serving the healthcare needs of children in the community.