Hotel heiress Paris Hilton made an "extremely generous" donation to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The funds will go toward the construction of a new building at their facility. Expected to open in 2010, the building will be a 460,000-square-foot Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases.
"I am so happy and fortunate to announce my support for Children's Hospital Los Angeles," said Hilton. "The children I have met through my involvement with Children's Hospital Los Angeles have truly touched my heart. I am proud to make a donation and lend my name to the fundraising effort to help children who are facing terribly serious illnesses. The fabulous new hospital facilities at Children's Hospital Los Angeles will provide a caring, healing environment for children and their families for many years to come."
Submitted by CGG Youth Journalist Shayla Price