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Down Syndrome Holiday Party spreads holiday joy to patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

This holiday season kindness truly is all around.

Panda Express and The Coca-Cola Company made sure to bring tons of smiles and happiness to children attending the annual Down Syndrome Holiday Party at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Panda Express and Coca-Cola brought holiday cheer with hot plates of orange chicken, veggies, and fried rice for families to dig into, gifts for children and lots of energy to play games with the kiddos from the clinic.

Together, the companies have joined together to spread holiday joy to children in the hospital, through their Get a Coke & Give Good Cheer initiative. The campaign was created to inspire hope and spread joy to children and families at children’s hospitals. Through Dec. 28, when guests purchase any Coca-Cola beverage at their local Panda Express restaurant, the businesses will donate holiday gifts and cheer to thousands of children at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) across the nation (value up to $250,000*).

“The holidays are a season where smiles should be abundant, yet there are so many who face hardships during this time of year,” said Dr. Peggy Cherng, Co-CEO at Panda Express. “As a family-owned business founded upon values of love and giving back to the community, we hope to bring fun and laughter to the children and families who need them most, not only now but all year long. The entire Panda family, along with our valued partner Coca-Cola Company and our guests, has the opportunity to ignite a chain of compassion and giving across the country.”

You can join Panda Express and Coca-Cola by visiting your favorite Panda Express today and purchasing a Coca-Cola product and donating at the register to help make a difference in lives of kids treated at children’s hospitals across the U.S.

The impact Panda Express and Panda Cares make in people’s lives is truly inspiring to us. We share their commitment to helping local communities,” said Katherine Twells, Vice President of Customer Marketing at Coca-Cola North America, “And this holiday season, we’re thrilled to work together to create positive impact for families in need with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”