Walk L.A.

Jia's Joggers

Welcome to our Jia's Joggers Team Walk L.A. page!

Phyllis D’Ambra, Jia and I are excited to walk to raise funds for the new Institute for Nursing and Interprofessional Research (INIR), which will provide the support necessary to foster innovative, interdisciplinary research by our expert nurses and clinical care specialists.

Phyllis and I are co-chairs for the Care Ambassadors of CHLA. Care Ambassadors invest in clinical care excellence by supporting the INIR. Nurses and clinical care specialists are now expanding their roles—contributing scientific research to advance pediatric health care through the INIR. The INIR gives nurses and other patient care experts the structure and mentorship needed to conduct research that will transform pediatric health care.

With Phyllis’ experience as a nurse at CHLA for 47 years and me a patient mom, we make a great team! We want the best care for children and want to look for better ways to treat children and their families.

And of course, Jia is a great addition to our team! While Jia doesn’t have lengthy stays at CHLA, she will continue to receive care at CHLA for many years. We are preparing for bone graft surgery this summer. Jia just got her palate expander and she is part of an experimental study – CHLA orthodontists are developing and testing a programmable expander. CHLA wouldn’t be able to do this without funding and support from donors like us.

The INIR is unique to CHLA and your donation will help us reach our ambitious goal of raising $100,000 to help fuel the very first grants awarded to important research projects.

Here are a few ways you can get involved:

• Join our Team – Jia’s Joggers and create your own fundraising page

• Donate to Jia -- click on the DONATE NOW button at the right – help us reach our goal of $10,000. We set it high with high hopes to meet it!

We hope you’ll join us at the walk and help support our fundraising efforts! Remember your donation is a tax-deductible gift and it will make a difference in the lives of many young patients and their families. Any amount, great or small, will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Kathy and Jia Hauck and Phyllis D'Ambra

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