Calling All CHOC and Ducks Fans!

CHOC Night 2011

Two great teams are coming together for one great cause. Show your support for CHOC Children’s and the Anaheim Ducks at CHOC Night this Sunday, March 18, at 5:00 p.m., as the Ducks take on the Nashville Predators, at the Honda Center. This  annual event has become a beloved tradition for CHOC and Ducks fans, as well as the entire community.

Throughout this fun evening CHOC patients and physicians will take part in festivities and attendees will have the opportunity to support CHOC in several ways. Proceeds from every game ticket purchased will benefit CHOC. In addition, you can text CHOC to 90999 to make a $5 donation to CHOC.

Go Ducks! Go CHOC!

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Anaheim Ducks Dedicate New Wing at CHOC

I had the huge honor of hosting the Anaheim Ducks – including my pal Wild Wing – here at CHOC for the dedication of the new Anaheim Ducks wing on the hospital’s oncology floor.  The wing includes a playroom/school room, teen room with a flat screen TV and electronic games, staff lounge,  family room and storage space.  It has the coolest graphics on the walls – they make you feel like you are right there on the ice with the players.  The teen room is great for our teen and adolesecent patients, encouraging them to hang out with each other.  As part of the CHOC Children’s Cancer Institute’s Adolescent and Young Adult Program, the hospital wanted to create an environment that would help make teen cancer patients still feel like teens.  Allowing these patients to hang out with each other versus with younger patients or with adults at adult facilities is much better for them psychologically, too.

Here I am pictured with Wild Wing and Dr. Sender, the medical director of the CHOC Children’s Cancer Institute.