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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates a Successful Finish to its Hope Lives Here Fundraising Campaign
Date:9/18/2009

sts to treat, cure and ultimately prevent childhood diseases such as autism, childhood cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • In the largest single gift of the campaign, Ruth M. and Tristram C. Colket, Jr. donated $25 million to build a state-of-the-art translational research facility in their names.
  • In the largest corporate gift, State Farm Insurance donated $20 million to support teen driving research through the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital.
  • Athena and Nicholas Karabots gifted $15 million for a primary care center to be built in West Philadelphia, an underserved community.
  • An anonymous donor gifted $10 million to support cutting-edge research that successfully restored sight to a group of children born with a rare, blinding retinal disorder.
  • A leadership gift from Bill and Lynne Garbose supported the creation of the new Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects.
  • During the Hope Lives Here campaign, more than 650 community dance-a-thons, car washes, golf tournaments, costume balls and bake sales occurred with the sole purpose of raising money for kids at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • "The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is eternally grateful for the community's unwavering support which enables us to perform life-saving work while also meeting the emotional, psychological and sometimes financial needs of our families," said Jeffrey E. Perelman, Hope Lives Here co-chair and chair, Board of Trustees Institutional Advancement Committee.

    "As our healthcare system continues to evolve, our commitment to children's health and their well-being is steadfast. Support from the community is vital to achieve our goals for the future," added Mr. Perelman.


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