Kate Hudson honored at Mattel Children’s Hospital



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Kate Hudson honored at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA’s Kaleidoscope Ball Sponsored by Harry Winston Inc.


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By Cheri Fox 

Westwood,CA(Perfect Skin Today)6/1/16/–Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA celebrates the fourth annual Kaleidoscope Ball.  Saturday May 21st 2016 at 3Labs in Culver City Kate Hudson was honored and special host Billy Bush charmed the philanthropy and medical crowd.  Music was played by DJ Michelle Pesce, performance by acclaimed child 10 year old singer Angelina Jordan, Shawn Hook, and Orianthi and Richie Sambora with their guest Randy Jackson.

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Barely Famous’ Erin and Sara Foster presented Kate Hudson with her award. The event was sponsored by the famous celebrity jeweler Harry Winston, Inc. who began philanthropy back in the 1950’s donating the hope diamond to the Smithsonian.  Additional honorees included The Giving Pledge members Lori and Michael Milken who received the hospital’s highest honor, The Philanthropic Leadership Award, and fifteen year-old Jake Schuster who received the Extraordinary Children’s Award, presented by WWE Superstar Eva Marie.  The evening was co-chaired by Bari Milken Bernstein, Beth Friedman and Hillary Milken.

The Cirque pour la Recherche or “Circus for Research” themed event included a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner by the acclaimed Wolfgang Puck Catering. The presenting sponsor, distinguished jeweler The House of Harry Winston, made a pledge to the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute to establish the Harry Winston Fellowships program.

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The evening also featured a silent and live auction that included once-in-a-lifetime items and experiences. Gene Simmons auctioned off $70,000 4 tickets and private jet backstage passes to his July 4th concert ;  Mattel Barbie auctioned off for $65,000 to have your own Barbie made of yourself 2 lucky winners ; Napster and Facebook entrepreneur
Sean Parker in attendance with wife pledge over $500,000 for Children’s Epilepsy and Food Allergy Research ;
The 2016 Kaleidoscope Ball was a huge success and raised over $3.5 million, reaching the goal to surpass last year’s amount of $2.1million.
All proceeds from the event benefitted UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital.


Cheri Fox: Photography