CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System celebrates Panda Cares Day™ on August 8

CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System is recognizing the financial support of donations made by Panda Express® through its philanthropic arm, Panda Cares® to young patients in the North Louisiana East Texas areas. The generosity of Panda guests and associates who foster the spirit of giving and inspire brighter futures are celebrated on Aug. 8, the anniversary of Panda Cares.

Donations collected year-round at local Panda Express locations have helped kids like 2020 Miracle Child, Hunter Briery. Hunter was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that affects a person’s spinal cord, legs and muscles. He’s undergone 25 surgeries and learned how to walk again four times. Hunter goes to CHRISTUS Kids Clinic twice a week for therapy and much of the equipment and services he uses are supported by funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and partners like Panda Express.

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 CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier.

Additionally, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier is excited to recognize Panda for the nearly $90,000 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.

“At CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, we work hard across all our programs to assist patients facing the some very daunting health issues while also preventing and preparing for those to come. So when we are able to make a positive change in children’s health, we are changing the future – for the child, for their family, for all of us,” said Margo Clendenin, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System.