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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebrates 10-year Commitment to Panda Cares Centers of Hope

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Following a commitment of $25 million to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals to fund Panda Cares Centers of Hope, Panda Express®, through its philanthropic foundation, Panda Cares®, and CMN Hospitals have recently debuted Center of Hope locations at ten hospitals in the U.S. including California, Texas, Nevada, Hawaii, Washington D.C., Arizona and Illinois.

The specialized spaces address the physical, social, emotional and mental needs of children, bringing them courage and hope to heal and thrive.

Hospitals include: Valley Children’s Hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Children’s National, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Cook Children’s, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Renown Children’s Hospital, Medical Center Health System and Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children.

The Panda Cares Center of Hope inspires hope and promotes healing by providing specially curated programs that address each child’s entire well-being, including their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. Therapeutic play, art therapy and counseling services are just a few examples of a wide range of offerings at individual Panda Cares Centers of Hope designed to give children the courage and strength to thrive.

“With the ongoing support of transformational partners like Panda Express and their generous customers and associates, our network of children’s hospitals can continue the urgent work of providing high-quality, life-saving care that children need every day,” said Teri Nestel, interim president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Panda’s commitment to helping their local children’s hospitals meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children has never been more needed or appreciated during these challenging times.”

This long-term support will continue to help communities and transform how CMN Hospitals meet the most urgent needs, save more lives and protect our collective future.

We are proud to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to bring the vision of the Panda Cares Center of Hope to life and are humbled to be able to be part of the healing journey for the families and kids at these hospitals,” said Dr. Peggy Cherng, co-founder and co-CEO of Panda Restaurant Group. “Children are our future, and we hope that through this partnership and curriculum designed to give children the strength to thrive, we will bring smiles and hope to communities nationwide.”

Across the country, Panda Cares Centers of Hope are specialized spaces dedicated to promoting healing and inspiring hope and are made possible by Panda guest and associate donations—raising more than $85 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals over the past seven years.

In 2019, Panda Express guests and associates donated more than $26 million to CMN Hospitals across the country, helping them earn the recent award of PR Daily CSR Campaign of the Year: Panda Express and CMN Hospitals.