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Sarah Michelle Gellar to Host Mattel Party For Children’s Hospital

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is celebrating its 15th annual Mattel Party on the Pier.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 1st, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to host this year’s Mattel Party benefitting Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier on October 5th.

In its 15th year, the annual event sponsored by Mattel inc includes carnival games, unlimited rides, a silent auction, arts and crafts and face painting.

Gellar will be hosting the family-friendly event, and will be joined by young Disney actors and actresses, as well as other celebrities to sign autographs, take pictures with guests and work the game booths stocked with Mattel prizes.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our 15th annual Mattel Party on the Pier and this year’s event should be bigger and better than ever,” said Dr. Sherin Devaskar, physician-in-chief of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

“As always, we are very grateful to the sponsors, supporters and volunteers who make this successful event a memorable day for all. Most importantly, the funds raised will go directly to help the health and well-being of our patients.”

At last year’s Mattel Party, over $800,000 was raised for Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. The funds helped to “launch high-priority programs at UCLA and support innovative research discoveries that have the potential to benefit patients suffering from disease, not only at UCLA but around the world. Recent support has been directed to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gene-therapy programs, research on autism-related epilepsy and treatments to improve immune function for children who have undergone chemotherapy and bone-marrow transplants,” explains a press release.

General admission tickets to the event are $150 for adults and $75 for children. Find out more information at www.partyonthepier.ucla.edu

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