9021Pho Announces a New Partnership With the Healing Arts Reaching Kids (H.A.R.K.) Program of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — In an unprecedented move towards combating childhood illness, 9021Pho restaurants will be launching their Art Gallery Program to benefit the young patients of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Customers will be invited to bid on the artwork and all proceeds will go to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Each original work is hand crafted by the young patients at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles during their stay; the art gives the children a spotlight for their creativity while also encouraging them through their healing process.
The artwork will be displayed on the dedicated walls at each 9021Pho restaurant and patrons will bid on the pieces with a silent auction throughout the month. The winner will be the highest bidder and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the H.A.R.K. (Healing Arts Reaching Kids) program of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
9021Pho has announced a press conference to be held on May 23, 2012 at their Beverly Hills restaurant. Noted Hollywood A-listers will join city officials and press to announce this groundbreaking event and inspire the community to take part in this unique fundraising platform.
This program is the just the beginning of Chef Kimmy Tang’s lifetime dream to give back to children’s causes on a daily basis. She has envisioned this program as a way to “make a deposit in the universal bank of good.”
As President of 9021Pho, Greg Aghamanoukian is committed to champion this endeavor with H.A.R.K. and provide help to the most vulnerable and precious members of society. Aghamanoukian says, “9021Pho is dedicated to making a significant difference in our community. Serving guests great food and helping the needy, especially children, is what the entire 9021Pho Team is committed to do on a daily basis!”
About 9021Pho 9021PHO is a casual dining service restaurant inspired by Chef Kimmy Tang that offers a Vietnamese centric menu with a French and California twist. Our restaurant is centered on providing a new and exciting menu selection centered on healthy choices. We offer our guests a dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere coupled with great food and a carefully selected variety of California and French wines at an incredible value. (*Served at select locations). For more information, go to www.9021PHO.com .
About H.A.R.K. Children who have suffered tremendous health issues need a way to re-awaken their souls. The Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is utilizing art and music in a non-traditional way — the goal is not to make a perfect end product but to unleash the spirit of spontaneity which allows the healing to begin. Donations to HARK directly impact the thousands of ill and injured patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, but they also impact the hospital as a whole. The creative arts therapists collaborate with the medical teams to work towards treatment goals using the creative arts as a medium. Art, music, dance, and poetry become the communication between the patient and the healer. For more information, go to www.healingartsreachingkids.org .