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Lunar New Year with Panda Express and CHoR!

Patient families from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU visited local Panda Express restaurants last weekend to celebrate Lunar New Year and thank our partners for their support over this past year. In 2019 alone, Richmond-area Panda Express locations raised $58,849 by inviting their guests to make a contribution when paying for their meals. This generous gift will support the many services and resources provided at CHoR, and allow our hospital to continue building the programs which serve more than 62,000 children annually.

Our friends at Panda Express believe in supporting the delivery of excellent care and enabling critical research happening at CHoR. They also strongly believe in ensuring that when a family is in our care they have access to special services that improve a child’s quality of life. CHoR is proud to offer wonderful resources like child life services, and music, art and pet therapy programs among others that help children heal in special ways. We are incredibly appreciative for all that the Panda Express family does to help us nurture the champion in every child.

Emma, 2019 CMN Patient Champion, visited stores at Short Pump and Parham with her family on Saturday.









Alex, our 2018 CMN Champion, visited with the Panda teams in Brandermill and Midlothian with his family.









Carter, our 2017 CMN Champion, visited the Panda Express on Staples Mill Road.










Through February 8, Panda Express is inviting guests to their Celebration of Good Fortune by sharing Lunar New Year traditions with the first-ever augmented reality mobile experience. Be sure to snap a photo of yourself catching lucky foods, joining in on the lion dance and basking in the beautiful glow of the red lanterns. Share your video and photo with your loved ones for a chance to win a Lunar New Year-themed trip in 2021.