THE MIRACLE OF CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS
Years ago, one of my sons was diagnosed with an incredibly rare, degenerative bone disease. Doctor after doctor shrugged shoulders, offering little but the grimmest of prognoses. Only after a specialist and his team at CHLA dared to zig when everyone else zagged, was there a glimmer of hope. In the end, this magician of a healer not only saved a boy's legs, he offered unparalleled support to two parents that had been brought to their knees.
Each Veloto chapter rides for its own local, children's hospital. The Los Angeles peloton churns out the miles for Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps patients more than 528,000 times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Their history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today their medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of patients.
CHLA is a provider of more than $232.6 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow and innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world. We humbly encourage you to read about the stories that inspire us.