5th Annual UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Kaleidoscope Ball, LA

Honoree Gwyneth Paltrow & Co-chair Natasha Croxall Shafran | Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harper Sloane Productions
Affair: 5th Annual UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Kaleidoscope Ball

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Hot Spot: 3LABS, Culver City, CA

Deets: UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital hosted Kaleidoscope 5, its fifth annual Kaleidoscope celebration benefiting the hospital and the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at 3LABS in Culver City. Honorees of this year’s event, themed “Light: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation,” included philanthropists Alexandra and Sean Parker, who received the hospital’s highest honor, the Philanthropic Leadership Award, for their groundbreaking collaborative scientific research into cancer and the immune system and translating those discoveries into patient treatment.

Additional honorees included Academy Award® winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who received the Kaleidoscope Award in recognition of her advocacy of healthful living. The hospital presented its Extraordinary Children’s Award to 12-year-old Kaiis Davis Jarrahy, for his enthusiastic spirit and courage.

Earlier this month, Mattel committed $50 million to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. The gift will help expand a world-class pediatric care center and research hub focused on improving children’s health. “Kaleidoscope began as a way to bring the community into the hospital,” noted Dr. Devaskar. “Now in its fifth year, we have raised over $7.7 million, which have led to countless advancements in medical research to advance pediatric medicine.”

Co-chaired by Los Angeles philanthropists Beth Friedman, Hillary Milken, Stephanie Booth Shafran and Natasha Croxall, all parents of children who have been treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, the memorable evening on May 6th included a cocktail reception, dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering, and a spectacular surprise musical performance by Chris Martin. Noted art installations from private collections, including acclaimed works by James Turrell, Ara Peterson (on loan from the collection of Jeffrey Deitch), Kate Parsons and Ben Vance, and Jiangmei Wu, will be showcased at the event.

The event’s presenting sponsor, international jeweler and fine watchmaker, The House of Harry Winston, made a pledge to the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute to establish the Harry Winston Fellowships program, which supports young physician-scientists in their work to prevent, treat and cure pediatric disease and illness, now in its fourth year.

Kaleidoscope 5 will feature a live auction where event attendees can designate their dollars to benefit critical and ground breaking research of the Children Discovery and Innovation Institute.

Marc Friedland of Couture Communications is the Creative Director for the evening and the curator of the exclusive art installations. Harper Sloane Productions is responsible for all facets of the evening’s coordination and production.

SpottedHonorees Alexandra and Sean Parker (Philanthropists), Honoree Gwyneth Paltrow (Actress), Beth Friedman (Co-Chair), Hillary Milken (Co-Chair), Stephanie Booth Shafran (Co-Chair), Natasha Croxall (Co-Chair), Carl Schuster (Board Chair and CEO of Wolfgang Puck), Chris Martin, Marc Friedland (Creative Director and Art Curator), Christina Aguilera (Singer-Songwriter) and Matthew Rutler (Guitarist) Geena Davis (Actress), Jaime King (Actress), Molly Sims (American Model and Actress), Ali Larter (Actress) Randy Jackson (TV Personality, Producer, Singer and Songwriter), Ron Howard (American Filmmaker and Actor), Lori Laughlin (American Actress and Model), Julius Randle (Basketball Player- Los Angeles Lakers), Billy Bush (Radio and Television Host), Angie Everhart (American Model and Actress), Barbie™, Laker Girls, Alex Beim (Artist), Ben Jones (Artist), Kate Parsons and Ben Vance (Artists), Ara Peterson and Jim Drain (Artists) Jiangmei Wu (Artist),Akiko Yamashita (Artist), Robertson (Instagram Star and Artist)

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets and sponsorships are available here.

Get Involved: 
· Support Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA to support their efforts to provide the best medical care possible to sick and injured children.
· Become a Today and Tomorrow's Children Fund (TTCF) member and make an important differencein the work of a talented UCLA Pediatrics faculty member whose cutting edge research benefits the boys and girls at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
· Mattel Party on the Pier is one of the major annual fundraising events for Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
· Bruin Kids Club presented by Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is an exclusive membership club for kids ages 13 and younger.
· Donate toys for their young patients- please see the Child Life / Child Development Wish list. If you have questions about toy donations, please contact the Child Life / Child Development office at (310) 267-9440.
· Volunteer at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. More information can be found at www.uclahealth.org/volunteer. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Services office at (310) 267-8180.

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