LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched its annual online Valentine’s Day card drive Wednesday featuring dinosaur-themed Valentines for its young patients.
People can log onto chla.org and choose from one of three themed Valentines with either a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Brachiosaurus or a Triceratops.READ MORE: For 2nd Straight Year, San Diego Comic-Con Will Be Virtual
People are asked to share a message focused “on the spirit of Valentine’s Day rather than “get well” notes to help keep the celebration upbeat and positive for kids.”
For every card sent by Feb. 12, $1 will be donated to the hospital’s Children’s Fund up to $25,000.READ MORE: Have You Noticed Higher Gas Prices Lately? You're Not Alone
“Because of COVID-19 precautions, the hospital has had to limit visitors and scale back this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration,” said Carol Hamamoto, the hospital’s child life and expressive arts manager. “These Valentines are a wonderful way for the community to send love and joy (safely!) and connect with our patients.”
Thousands of online Valentines have been sent to CHLA patients in past years from throughout the world, including Australia, Europe, Asia and South America.MORE NEWS: 2 Injured In Glassell Park Shooting; Authorities Searching For Suspect
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