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Panda Cares Foundation donates $350,000 to Huntington Hospital

Panda Cares Foundation donates $350,000 to Huntington Hospital
Oct 15 2019

Huntington Hospital recently received a generous donation of $350,000 from Andrew and Peggy Cherng of Panda Restaurant Group, through their philanthropic arm, Panda Cares Foundation. The check was presented on September 19, 2019 at the 21st Annual Panda Cares Charity Golf Invitational awards dinner held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Funds from the donation will be used to support pediatric care at Huntington Hospital.

The Cherng’s have provided gifts to Huntington Hospital totaling over 1.6 million since 2000.

“Peggy and Andrew Cherng, and their generous donations through the Panda Cares Foundation, have helped save the lives of countless individuals in our community,” said Jane Haderlein, senior vice president, philanthropy and public relations, Huntington Hospital. “For nearly 20 years, their support has allowed our hospital to provide advanced care to our smallest newborns, as well as the most complex trauma patients. We are incredibly grateful for their generosity.”

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About Panda Restaurant Group and Panda Cares Foundation

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (“PRG”), the global leader in Asian dining experiences and parent company of Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San, is dedicated to becoming a world leader in people development. Whether through sharing quality food with guests and providing opportunities for professional and personal growth to associates, PRG is on a mission to inspire better lives by embracing all who visit in a genuine family environment that is uniquely Panda.

PRG is more than a trailblazer of the Asian cuisine in America; its people-first vision and associates’ inspiring growth stories have garnered industry-wide recognition. Awarded with more than 30 honors as top employer and best place to work to-date, PRG also most recently landed on Forbes Magazine’s ‘America’s Best Large Employers’ and ‘America’s Best Employers for Diversity’ list. In 2017, PRG earned the prestigious Black Pearl Award, the food industry’s top honor recognizing a company for its outstanding commitment to, and achievement in, corporate excellence in food safety and quality.

PRG believes good fortune is best when shared with others— giving back to the community in which it serves has always been a cornerstone value of the company. Powered by its global family of associates and guests, Panda Cares, the organization’s philanthropic arm, has contributed more than 140 million dollars and countless volunteer hours in bettering the health and education for over 12 million youth as well as supporting communities in need since 1999.

PHOTO CAPTION: Huntington Hospital’s President and CEO, Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA (center) accepts $350,000 donation to Huntington Hospital from Andrew and Peggy Cherng’s philanthropic arm, Panda Cares Foundation.