LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital will host Kaleidoscope 5, its fifth annual Kaleidoscope celebration benefiting the hospital and the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute, on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at 3LABS in Culver City. This year's event is themed "Light: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation." Philanthropists Alexandra and Sean Parker will receive the hospital's highest honor, the Philanthropic Leadership Award, for their groundbreaking collaborative scientific research into cancer and the immune system and translating those discoveries into patient treatment.
Additional honorees include Academy Award® winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who will receive the Kaleidoscope Award in recognition of her advocacy of healthful living. The hospital will present its Extraordinary Children's Award to 12-year-old Kaiis Davis Jarrahy, for his enthusiastic spirit and courage.
Earlier this month, Mattel committed $50 million to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. The gift will help expand a world-class pediatric care center and research hub focused on improving children's health. "Kaleidoscope began as a way to bring the community into the hospital," noted Dr. Devaskar. "Now in its fifth year, we have raised over $7.7 million, which have led to countless advancements in medical research to advance pediatric medicine."
The event is co-chaired by Los Angeles philanthropists Beth Friedman, Hillary Milken, Stephanie Booth Shafran and Natasha Croxall, all parents of children who have been treated at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. The memorable evening on May 6 will include a cocktail reception, dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering, and a spectacular surprise musical performance. Noted art installations from private collections including acclaimed works by James Turrell, Ara Peterson (on loan from the collection of Jeffrey Deitch), Kate Parsons and Ben Vance, and Jiangmei
Wu will be showcased at the event.
The event's presenting sponsor, international jeweler and fine watchmaker The House of Harry Winston, made a pledge to the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute to establish the Harry Winston Fellowships program. This supports young physician-scientists in their work to prevent, treat and cure pediatric disease and illness, now in its fourth year.
Kaleidoscope 5 will feature a live auction where event attendees can designate their dollars to benefit critical and ground breaking research of the Children Discovery and Innovation Institute.
Marc Friedland of Couture Communications is the Creative Director for the evening and the curator of the exclusive art installations. Harper Sloane Productions is responsible for all facets of the evening's coordination and production.
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About UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital cares for the physical and emotional well-being of children of all ages, from newborns to young adults. As a critical component of UCLA Health System, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is a "hospital-within-a-hospital" and is designed to serve the most critically ill children with sophisticated, compassionate care in an environment that is both welcoming and healing to children and their families. Mattel Children's Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Mattel, Inc., in 2017 pledged $50 million toward an expansion of the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital to help expand a world class pediatric care center and research hub focused on improving children's health. Both UCLA Health and Mattel are dedicated to the well-being of children not only in Los Angeles, but also around the world.
About UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute
The UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) was founded to save lives and advance children's healthcare around the globe. The Institute drives multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty and strives to ensure a healthy future for children through transformative research. Ranked among the world's best, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for children in a compassionate atmosphere, conducting research that improves the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases, and training the next generation of leaders in pediatrics.
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