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Mattel Party on the Pier a Wave of Success



The 16th annual Mattel Party on the Pier, held September 27, 2015, was a record-breaking event that raised more than $1 million in unrestricted funding to benefit high-priority research and programs at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. The event was led by long-standing chair and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Board member Liz Greenspan and 13 dedicated committee members, including silent-auction chair Loris Lunsford.

The event at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier welcomed nearly 2,000 guests, including 50 patient families, who enjoyed games filled with Mattel toys, unlimited rides, teen celebrity appearances and a silent auction. Four-time Emmy Award-winning director David Silverman, best known for his work on The Simpsons, was honored as the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA "Doctor of Joy." Actress and celebrity mom Sarah Michelle Gellar lent her support as a celebrity ambassador.

Funds raised will benefit children's-cancer clinical trials, junior-faculty development and the Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program at UCLA.

For more information, contact Kat Lauer at: (310) 267-1831

For more information about Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, go to: uclahealth.org/mattel


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