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Dignity Health Memorial Hospital Celebrates Panda Cares Day™ on August 8

Panda Express® locations support the holistic healthcare needs of pediatric patients in the Kern County community.

Saturday, August 8, 2020 Dignity Health Memorial Hospital is recognized the financial support of donations made by Panda Express® through its philanthropic arm, Panda Cares® to young patients in Kern County. The generosity of Panda guests and associates who foster the spirit of giving and inspire brighter futures are celebrated on August 8, the anniversary of Panda Cares.

Donations collected year round at local Panda Express locations have helped kids like Kayson Hanly, our 2020 Local Ambassador. 8 year old Kayson was diagnosed at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital with Type-1 diabetes just days before his 13-month birthday.

On this year’s Panda Cares Day, Panda Express is hosting a one-day virtual fundraiser on August 8. When a guest places an order on the Panda Express mobile app or website using the promo code “PandaCaresDay,” Panda will donate 28 percent of online sales to the Lauren Small Children’s Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.

Dignity Health Memorial Hospital is also excited to recognize Panda for the $237,763 in donations made that will continue to help in our community and transform how we meet the most urgent needs, save more lives and protect our collective future.

Additionally, as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting medical professionals in Bakersfield, Panda Express® is donating $23,168 worth of N95 and surgical masks to Dignity Health Memorial Hospital as protection when treating members of our community. These masks are essential to ensuring the health and well-being of the hospital staff and their patients. This valuable donation of PPE will assist our local medical professionals as they continue to care for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Dignity Health Memorial Hospital we strive to address the most challenging health issues of today while preventing and preparing for those to come. When we change kids’ health, we change the future – for all of us.