Chase Foundation was founded twenty-five years ago by Robin and Susan Richards after their son, Chase Richards, passed away at a very young age from cancer. The organization supports the Child Life programs at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and Providence Tarzana Hospital.
Child Life Specialists collaborate with parents and other healthcare professionals to meet the distinct needs of children in managing the effects of stress and trauma. Because children may feel overwhelmed during the course of their treatment,Child Life professionals help children gain a sense of familiarity and control of their environment through play and exploration inside the healthcare facility.
Understanding that a child’s well being depends on the support of the family, they also provide information, support and guidance to parents, siblings, and other family members.
Because of your support of our annual golf tournament, Chase Foundation is able to make a tremendous impact in the greater Los Angeles area. This year, we were able to provide families with critical Child Life services through Chase Child Life programs at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Tarzana Providence Medical Center. Our goal for our 20th annual golf tournament is to not only raise funds to cover current operating costs for Chase Child Life programs, but also to be able to provide the financial means for program expansion, including an additional Child Life therapist for the emergency room at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.
We hope you’ll join us in our quest to foster the growth and expansion of the Chase Child Life program as we celebrate 20 years of golfing together, having fun together, and supporting families together. Thank you once again for your kind and generous support.