Funds will benefit construction of the new Children’s Hospital tower


Prior to the check presentation, Steve and Cathy Kienle admired the progress of the construction of the new Children’s Hospital tower from the existing hospital lobby on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) received a special delivery from the Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic committee — a check for $310,000 on Wednesday, February 7.

Funds were raised at the 22nd annual Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic (WCCC) on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. All proceeds will benefit Vision 2020 – The Campaign for a Whole Tomorrow, specifically to name a playroom in the new Children’s Hospital tower. Cumulatively, WCCC has raised over $4 million since 1995.

Scott Perryman, senior vice president/administrator for LLUCH, thanked Walter’s Automotive Group for their long-time dedication to children in the Inland Empire.

“Walter’s has been a true Champion for Children through their continued commitment to our patients over the past 22 years,” Perryman said.

Steve Kienle, president of Walter’s Automotive Group, said they are proud to be a part of what Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is doing for the community. “We love doing what we do and we are blessed to have this hospital in our backyard.”

Walter’s Automotive Group is also the presenting sponsor for the 25th Anniversary Reflection Foundation Gala on Thursday, March 1 at the Riverside Convention Center.

Photos of the check presentation available here.




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About Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - LLUCH

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.”

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