Funds will benefit the construction of the new Children's Hospital tower and the annual Children's Day
LOMA LINDA, CA – February 22, 2018 – Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) received a $68,832 donation from Farmer Boys. Representatives from the restaurant chain delivered the check to the hospital on Thursday, Feb. 15.
Farmer Boys collected customer donations during its 17th annual “Give a Helping Hand” fundraiser, Sept. 6 through Oct. 14, 2017. Farmer Boys guests were invited to make a donation by giving $1 or more for a paper “Be a Champion for Children” icon. Over the past 17 years they have donated over $720,000 to LLUCH.
Karen Eadon, president/COO of Farmer Boys, said the money they’ve been able to raise for LLUCH is pretty special. “When we ask for donations of our employees, friends, customers and franchisees, we help them to understand what the donation really means for these kids.”
In addition to the annual fundraiser, Farmer Boys is also the presenting sponsor the LLUCH’s annual Children’s Day held in May.
Funds from the Helping Hand fundraiser will support Vision 2020: The Campaign for a Whole Tomorrow and Children’s Day.
The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”