Paws for a Cause
Raising Money to Support Dog Therapy at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Welcome to our Team’s Walk L.A. page! We are excited to be part of the inaugural Walk L.A. in support of the mission of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program is an integral part of CHLA's culture of exceptional, child-friendly care.
At CHLA, specially trained therapy dogs spend one-on-one time with more than 1000 patients every month. Dogs visit at the bedside in nearly every unit, assist in therapy sessions, distract in waiting rooms and offer calming companionship during long treatments. In addition, the dog therapy program offers support to thousands of siblings, parents, other visitors and CHLA staff members.
The dogs and their owners are all volunteers, and the program is funded entirely through donations. We rely on the support of the community to ensure the success of this program.
Here are a few ways you can support dog therapy at CHLA:
•Join our Team at Walk L.A. and create your own fundraising page. You can join the walk in person, or opt to be a "Virtual Walker."
•Donate to a Team Member using the list at the right and help us reach our fundraising goal.
I hope you’ll join us at the walk and help support our fundraising efforts with a donation to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many young patients and their families. Any amount, great or small, will be greatly appreciated and will help us create hope and build healthier futures for the families of Southern California and beyond.