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News Release

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Media Relations

LAPD Helicopter Transports Santa Claus to Deliver Toys NA12267SF

WHAT:
LAPD’s SWAT Team to deliver toys to 1,300 young patients and children from the surrounding neighborhood

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
10 a.m. - Santa hovers over Orthopaedic Hospital in helicopter
10:15 a.m. - Santa Arrives in SWAT vehicle to distribute toys

WHERE:
Los Angeles Orthpaedic Hospital
2400 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, 90007
(Parking lot entrance is off Adams Boulevard, just east of Flower Street)

WHO:
Dr. Anthony A. Scaduto, President & CEO, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital
Members of LAPD’s SWAT Team
1,300 young patients and children from the Figueroa Corridor

WHY:
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) will continue their nearly 20-year partnership and holiday tradition with Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (LAOH) when they transport Santa Claus via helicopter to LAOH’s OH Toys! OH Joy! event. Approximately 1,300 underserved young patients being treated for musculoskeletal disorders through LAOH Urgent Care and Los Angeles Orthopaedic Medical Center Outpatient Clinic services, as well as neighboring children from the Figueroa Corridor area will be anxiously awaiting his arrival. Santa will hover over LAOH, sitting on the outside jump seat of the helicopter, delivering holiday greetings to children and their families. Santa will transfer into a SWAT armored vehicle and parade through the LAOH parking lot to the awaiting children where he and members from the SWAT Team will distribute toys.

ADDITIONAL:
LAOH and LAPD-SWAT representatives will be available for interviews in English and Spanish.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Metropolitan Division at 213-972-2420, or Mary Beth Perrine, Senior Director, Community Outreach, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital (213) 742-1534 office; 562-761-8082 cell.


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