Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Kicks Off Annual Valentine’s Day Card Drive on

Mom, Lillian, reads a few Children's Hospital Los Angeles Valentine's  Day cards to her daughter, Callie, 2. (Photo: Business Wire)

Mom, Lillian, reads a few Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Valentine’s Day cards to her daughter, Callie, 2. (Photo: Business Wire)

An anonymous donor has pledged $1 for Valentine’s Day card, up to $25,000

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) will travel back to prehistoric times for its annual Valentine’s Day card drive, which kicks off today on

Individuals can go to and create a dinosaur-themed Valentine for a patient. Supporters may choose from three designs (a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Brachiosaurus or a Triceratops) and write a friendly message of cheer on the back of the card. The cards with messages will be printed, laminated and hand-delivered to CHLA’s pediatric patients along with fun goody bags on Valentine’s Day. For each card with a message sent from Jan. 31 – Feb. 14, an anonymous donor has pledged to donate $1 to CHLA, committing up to $25,000.

Hospitalized kids are unable to attend school parties or exchange Valentines and thus, miss out on getting to celebrate the holiday with friends and classmates. These special greeting cards and thoughtful, kind words lift CHLA patients’ spirits and let them know how much people care. In past years patients have received Valentine’s Day cards from the Los Angeles community and supporters across the country, as well as international holiday well-wishes from Australia, Europe, Asia and South America.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked the top children’s hospital in California and fifth in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of children’s hospitals. Clinical care is led by physicians who are faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC through an affiliation dating from 1932. The hospital also leads the largest pediatric residency training program at a freestanding children’s hospital of its kind in the western United States. The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles encompasses basic, translational and clinical research conducted at CHLA. To learn more, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, and visit our blog for families ( and our research blog (

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