Charity, Events
Nov 7, 2023

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Returns To The Santa Monica Pier to Raise Funds and Awareness With Party on the Pier

The UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is back with their annual Party on the Pier event to raise funds and awareness.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Zooey Miyoshi and Amelie Miyoshi attend the 24th Annual Party on the Pier Benefitting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital at Santa Monica Pier on November 05, 2023 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital)

Party on the Pier took place on November 5th from 10AM to 2PM with a variety of fun experiences for all guests to enjoy, including:

  • Carnival Games with Fabulous Mattel Toys as Prizes*
  • Celebrity Appearances and Photo Booth
  • Meal Vouchers and Carnival Treats Included
  • Creative Crafts and Activities in the Play It Forward Activity Tent
  • UCLA People-Animal Connection Therapy Dogs

Proceeds from the annual event provide unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit children being treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and around the world. The annual event is part of an effort to make care accessible for every child. The famous toymaker behind Barbie, Mattel, describes the hospital on its website.  The site reads, “one of the top-ranked pediatric acute care children’s hospitals in the United States” [which] “provides state-of-the-art treatment for children, conducts research that improves the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases, and trains the next generation of leaders in pediatrics.” The hospital has gained over $30 million in funding from Mattel since 1998.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: General atmosphere during the 24th Annual Party on the Pier Benefitting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital at Santa Monica Pier on November 05, 2023 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital)

The annual event is open to the public, with donations/the purchase of tickets. The event attracts repeat donors as well as past patients, it’s no wonder this high profile chairty event attracts a bevy of celebrities as well. Some of the celebrities have in the present or past partnered with Mattel, while others are supporters of childrens health who show in hopes of spreading more awareness to a cause that hopes to help all children on need of lifesaving care.