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Choco's Board

As part of my 50 Weeks of Thanks gratitude tour, I have set up this board for all the cool stuff I find about CHOC along the way. Feel free to follow my tour at Join the fun by posting your CHOC memories to your favorite social network using #thxchoc.

Since 1964, community physicians have played a significant role in CHOC's mission. In this #thxCHOC story, learn more about one such physician.

Thank You, Community Physicians! - CHOC Children's Blog

Choco uncovered CHOC's second time capsule, from 1993, and is sharing its contents on his recent #thxchoc blog.

Inside CHOC’s 1993 Time Capsule - CHOC Children's Blog

Pet therapy is another awesome addition to CHOC since Choco Bear first visited in 1964. Learn more about this wonderful program that helps kids feel happier in the hospital.

Much has changed in Laboratory Services since Choco first visited CHOC in 1964. Learn more about what sets CHOC apart in this area.

Laboratory Services: Then and Now - CHOC Children's Blog

Take a peek inside CHOC Children's time capsule from 1964.

Inside CHOC’s 1964 Time Capsule - CHOC Children's Blog

Amy started life as a micropreemie, but just turned 4! Learn her story, and why she attributes her bright future to CHOC.

A Bright Future: Amy’s Story - CHOC Children's Blog

Choco has loved watching specialties evolve since he first became pals with CHOC Children’s in 1964 – and urology is no different.

Urology: Then and Now - CHOC Children's Blog

Do you know the Choco Bear song? Learn the lyrics and sing along.

Sing-a-long: The Choco Bear Song - CHOC Children's Blog

More than medicine has changed at CHOC since 1964. In this post, Choco gives you a tour of the campus -- then, now and in between.

CHOC Children’s Campus: Then and Now - CHOC Children's Blog

Choco wants you to meet Bill, a local hospital chaplain whose time as a CHOC patient decades ago inspired him to give back. #thxCHOC

A Bright Future: Bill’s Story - CHOC Children's Blog

In this video, CHOC's first patient, Ken Spicer, recalls what he did for fun while at CHOC and reflects on the changes in the hospital's amenities since 1964. #thxCHOC

Happy Nurses Week! We love nurses at CHOC -- and everywhere! Check out this photo gallery of nurses through the years. Thank you for all you do! #thxCHOC

Thank you, CHOC Nurses! - CHOC Children's Blog

So much has changed in neonatology since CHOC opened in 1964. This week, Choco explores the specialty then and now. #thxCHOC

This week, Choco Bear visits CHOC's new health center in Corona, which allows the health system to serve more children throughout Southern California.

Sisters Amy and Emily have two birthdays: The days they were each born, and the dates when they were diagnosed with cancer. Learn their inspiring story, and how they have bright futures thanks to CHOC. #thxCHOC

A Bright Future: Amy’s and Emily’s story - CHOC Children's Blog

It's National Volunteer Week, the perfect time to thank all the wonderful volunteers at CHOC. Meet our longest tenured volunteer in this blog post. #thxCHOC

Thank you, CHOC Volunteers! - CHOC Children's Blog

I was looking at old photographs recently and realized that I’ve had quite a few looks in the last 50 years. Can you blame a bear for trying? When you’re friends with all the folks at CHOC, it makes perfect sense that I’d want to look my best. #thxCHOC

Did you ever think that a bear and a duck could be great friends? Well, it’s true! CHOC Children’s has been so fortunate to have a longstanding partnership with the Anaheim Ducks. And on March 23, we celebrated that partnership during CHOC Night at the Honda Center. #thxCHOC

Emergency Medicine: Then and Now - My first stop after falling out of that tree 50 years ago was the emergency department. So, it’s been especially fun watching how emergency medicine has changed since 1964 – and, boy, has it. Read more about The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s Hospital. #thxCHOC

Thank you CHOC Doctors! - Not a day has gone by in the last 50 years that I don’t think about all the wonderful doctors at CHOC Children’s who patched me up after falling from that tree. I still see one of the doctors I met during my 1964 hospital stay: Dr. Melville Singer, who is still on staff at CHOC. Learn more about 50 years of CHOC. #thxCHOC

Thank you CHOC Doctors! - CHOC Children's Blog

A Bright Future: Pacer’s Story - There’s no shortage of cool patients in these parts, and I just met another who has CHOC to thank for a bright future. Meet Pacer in this video, and hear from his parents about why they traveled all the way from Montana to get Pacer the treatment he needed. #thxCHOC

Gala Honors Ryan Seacrest Foundation - Themed “50 Years of Caring,” the gala raised about $1.3 million to support CHOC Children’s. The Children’s Champion Award was among the event’s many highlights, (seen here with Seacrest's sister and parents holding the Children’s Champion Award) including an auction and a performance from songstress Sheryl Crow. #thxCHOC

Gala Honors Ryan Seacrest Foundation - CHOC Children's Blog

Happy Valentine’s Day! - Valentine’s Day is nearing, and I love this time of year. Can you tell by the heart I wear every day? I love taking pictures with my friends, and I wanted to show you some that I’ve collected through the years. #thxCHOC

Oncology: Then and Now - Much has changed in oncology the last 50 years. In the 1960s, childhood cancer survival rates were less than 20 percent. Today, survival rates near 80 percent. The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s provides personalized pediatric cancer treatment by nationally recognized specialists. #thxCHOC

Thank you, blood donors! - Did you know that one pint of blood can save two lives? And your donation at CHOC goes directly to a child. Check out this fun video to learn more about the numbers that drive Blood and Donor Services at CHOC. #thxCHOC