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Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic donates $250,000 to fight child abuse

Representatives from Walter�s Children�s Charity Classic (WCCC) deliver a check for $250,000 to officials of Loma Linda University Children�s Hospital (LLUCH).
Representatives from Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic (WCCC) deliver a check for $250,000 to officials of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH). Pictured (from left) are: Janet Bell, program director for the pediatric forensics team at LLUCH; Kelly Jackson, senior marketing specialist at LLUCH, and member of the WCCC committee; Chris Clarkson, president of Money Control, Inc., and member of the WCCC committee; Steve Kienle, general manager of Walter’s Mercedes Benz Porsche Audi of Riverside, and co-chair with his wife, Cathy Kienle, of the WCCC; Clare Sheridan, MD, medical director for the pediatric forensics team at LLUCH; Janel Isaeff, BSN, chief patient care services director for LLUCH; Patti Cotton Pettis, MA, executive director of the LLUCH Foundation; Aaron Marson, MBA, development associate at LLUCH Foundation; and Zareh Sarrafian, MBA, LLUCH administrator.
Representatives of the Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic recently presented a check in the amount of $250,000 to officials of LLU Children’s Hospital’s pediatric forensics team. The monies will be used to educate the public about effective strategies for child abuse prevention.

“Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic continues to provide pivotal support for the Children’s Hospital,” says Zareh Sarrafian, MBA, administrator of LLUCH. “Over the past 12 years, this wonderful group has donated more than $2 million to make a difference in the lives of our children and their families.”

The child abuse prevention program is designed to prevent abusive head trauma and other forms of child abuse. With the support of Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic, LLUCH’s child abuse program  hopes to drastically reduce the incidence of all forms of child abuse throughout the Inland Empire and Southern California.

Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic raises funds to purchase equipment, materials, and services for LLUCH, a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet children’s needs in a non-threatening, cheerful environment. The Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic, now in its 13th year, was founded by Walter’s Mercedes Benz Porsche Audi of Riverside.

By James Ponder

TODAY news for Thursday, April 14, 2008