17th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier, LA

Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MCHUCLA
Affair: 17th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 10AM-2PM

Hot Spot: Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA

Over 2,000 guests and many of television and film’s favorite celebrities showed their support and celebrated the 17th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier on September 25th at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier!

Since its inception, Mattel Party on the Pier has provided unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit boys and girls being treated at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and around the world. Recent support has been directed towards clinical trials for teen and young adult patients in the pediatric hematology/oncology division, the development of new therapies for pediatric patients suffering from leukemias and lymphomas, and to support research in pediatric cancer predisposition and precision medicine. Additional funding has supported our hospitalists who provide hospitalized children with continuity of care in our Westwood and Santa Monica locations and our telemedicine program which works to connect our world renown pediatric specialists with partner hospitals locally and globally.

As a vital part of UCLA Health, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is a place where state-of-the-art care is delivered in a compassionate, family-centered atmosphere. Our general pediatricians work alongside leading specialists and subspecialists, and our physician-scientists discover new treatments and innovations that transform pediatric healthcare. The vision of this extraordinary team and the generosity of our dedicated philanthropic partners help ensure a brighter tomorrow for all children.

Event Highlights:
- Carnival Games* Filled with Fabulous Mattel Toys
- Unlimited Access to Rides
UCLA People-Animal Connection Therapy Dogs
- Appearances by your Favorite Teen Celebrities
- VIP Tent Access for Sponsors

Spotted: More than 65 young influencers and celebrities greeted fans while volunteering at the game booths stocked with toys donated by Mattel, and took photos with fans in the new interactive selfie station. Celebrity guests included: August Maturo, Ava Kolker & cast of “Girl Meets World” ; Rico Rodriguez (“Modern Family”); Jenna Ortega & Malachi Barton & Ariana Greenblatt (“Stuck in the Middle”); Cree Cicchino (“Game Shakers”); Riele Downs (“Henry Danger”); The Royal Twins, Bella & Chloe Abir (Social stars); Hayley Orrantia (“The Goldbergs”); Megan Batoon (Youtube Star and Dancer); Haley Tju (“Bella and the Bulldogs”); Raini Rodriguez (“Austin & Ally”); Jack Griffo (“The Thundermans”); Jaheem Toombs (“100 Things To Do Before High school”); Brandon Severs (“Walk the Prank”); Hana Hayes (“Grinder”); and many more!

Adults stars also played for the cause including Brooke Burke, Lisa Ling, Ian Ziering, Jenni Pulos, Kelly Overton, Tom Arnold, Dodger Alumni; and many others!

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available for purchase.

For the first time, #MattelPOP is accepting TEXT TO DONATE donations to help make a difference. Supporters nationwide are invited to Text Mattel POP16 to 24700 starting September 25th to help provide funding to launch high-priority programs and innovative discoveries that benefit boys and girls being treated at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and around the world.

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