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CHOC—UC Irvine: United in Discovery for Child Health


In celebration of the completion of the CHOC-UC Irvine Child Health Research Institute strategic plan, you are cordially invited to walk with the CHOC-UC Irvine Child Health Research Team in the 23rd annual CHOC Walk on Sunday, October 13 at Disneyland. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to join us as well, helping to raise money for the CHOC Kids Care Fund, which provides patient care and high priority medical attention to children served at CHOC.   

The strategic plan represents a historic step in Child Health Research in our region. We are bringing together an exceptionally creative group of outstanding basic and translational scientists and clinical investigators. The unique strengths of UC Irvine and CHOC will now collaborate to advance new treatments for a wide range of childhood diseases and to promote health in children throughout their lifespan. We will partner with community child health advocates and with industry to bring new scientific discoveries to the direct benefit of children as quickly as possible.

If you would like to walk with us, please register at www.chocwalk.org under the CHOC-UCI Child Health Research Team. The PSF Board of Directors has generously approved the sponsorship of the $50 registration fee for the first 25 physicians/staff who commit to walking with our team. This offer does not apply to family or friends. You will be notified if you are one of the first 25 to register.

The UC Irvine Health School of Medicine has also generously offered to match this offer, and will sponsor an additional 25 registrations for UC Irvine physicians/staff. This offer does not apply to family or friends. You will be notified if you are one of the first to claim this offer—register now! 

CHOC- UC Irvine Child Health Research Team shirts will be provided, and if you have children under 3 years of age who will be participating, please email valerie.amador@uci.edu with their name and shirt size, as matching team shirts will also be provided for our littlest team members. Please make sure to sign up and fundraise/donate $50 per participant (over 3 years of age) by September 16, 2013.   

We are planning a team kick-off party the week prior to the CHOC Walk and will circulate additional information in the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact Valerie Amador, Senior Director of Development, Pediatrics, at (949) 824-3950 or valerie.amador@uci.edu with any questions. We very much look forward to seeing you on the day of walk!


Warm Regards,

Dan Michael Cooper, M.D.                           Maria Minon, M.D.