Real Internships: Pharlone Toussaint

The Los Angeles Kings and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have partnered up to host blood drives this summer.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will host a special Kings blood drive every Wednesday in the months of June, July and August from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit, academic, pediatric medical center. They provide the highest quality healthcare for children in our region and beyond.  Each year, they treat more than 93,000 children who need care that is so complex, it can only be provided by medical experts.  They provide care in more than 100 medical specialty and sub-specialty areas. I have been the lead intern on executing and developing this initiative. We have not only gotten blood donated from Kings Fans, but our presence in the hospital has been phenomenal not only for the children who courageously battle life threatening diseases like Leukemia and Lupus everyday, but to me as well. Its hard to really think about how important a mascot and some “cheerleaders” can be to a kid who has been sitting in a doctors office all day until you have seen it. This interaction shows a need being satisfied by this team and their fans. Community relations…at its finest.


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