Las Madrinas celebrated its 90th anniversary in October at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles during a luncheon attended by more than 70 members at the Saban Research Institute. Since its founding in 1933, Las Madrinas has raised more than $60 million for CHLA and the greater Los Angeles community.
“Kathryne Halverson Garland, president of Las Madrinas, announced the newest pledge of $5 million to support the Las Madrinas Chair and Endowment in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics headed by Dr. Douglas Vanderbilt,” according to a press release. “CHLA offers comprehensive diagnostic services and follow-up care for patients who have concerns in the areas of neurodevelopment, behavior, attention, sensory processing, feeding difficulties and social-emotional development.”
Palisadian Las Madrinas members (right) are pictured, from left, bottom row: Sujie Min, Kathryne Garland, Hilary Wynperle and Sara Rodriguez; top row: Lucinda Mariscal, Lisa Goldman, Elaine Seidel, Allison Washburn and Kristin Waters.
Palisades Charter High School student and Palisadian-Post contributing writer Avery Zemlak has raised more than $5,000 for Support the Sibs, which, founded by Zemlak, raises funds “for the unsung heroes of the special needs world: the siblings,” in collaboration with Reachability Foundation. The money raised will go toward creating 60-plus baskets for siblings of kids with special needs on National Siblings Day in 2024. Part of the funds were raised through a donation drive at Palisades Recreation Center. Zemlak is still taking donations via Venmo: @reachability-foundation.
The work of Palisadian artist Charlie Edmiston is on display at the Water Garden in Santa Monica where it will hang in the lobby of the Amazon building for the next year.
Scouts from Troop #223 Bruins Patrol completed community service at American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 and the post office by borrowing equipment from Chrysalis to clean the parking lot area.
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