Barbara Sinatra Children's Center partners with Children's Hospital LA to raise $250,000

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Children's Hospital Los Angeles announced today that it has partnered with the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage to raise least $250,000 this month to fund services for children and their families at both facilities.

The fundraising effort will be carried out as part of CHLA's Make March Matter campaign, which kicked off in 2016 and has raised $1.3 million, a statement said. The Coachella Valley component of the campaign is a new element.

Both CHLA and the Sinatra Children's Center, which was founded in 1986 by Barbara and Frank Sinatra, ``focus on the needs of children suffering the effects of abuse and neglect and those who are at risk of being abused,'' the statement said.

"This campaign comes at a critical time for us. We are seeing more cases each month and more overall children each year at the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center,'' added John Thoresen, CEO of the Sinatra Center

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