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Panda Express Makes Miracles in Louisiana

Panda Express, the largest family-owned American Chinese restaurant chain in the United States, was recently named the 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). With their impressive 2018 fundraising success, this was no surprise to CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Because of the dedication, passion and leadership of Panda Express, they raised over $18,000 for the CHRISTUS Cabrini Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Therapy Center and 17 School Based Health Centers. This was a 50% increase from 2017.

The Corporate Partner of the Year award recognizes an outstanding organization that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to CMN Hospitals through innovative fundraising and awareness initiatives. The 2018 donation from Panda Express makes the company the fastest growing Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner – both in percentage of increase and dollar increase in giving year over year

Panda Cares is committed to serving the communities in which Panda Express operates. As the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group, Panda Cares is passionate about supporting organizations that provide healthcare, life-saving equipment, education for healthy living, and research for advanced heath treatments for children.

CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital recognizes Panda Express in Lafayette and Alexandria, LA as a huge contributor to their National Title of “CMN Corporate Partner of the Year”.  While their register “ASK” makes an incredible impact for CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital, their next level support and attendance at various CMN Fundraisers helps the hospital touch over 270 kids a day through our 3 Children’s Departments.

Christian Pagtulingan, General Manager of Panda Express in Lafayette, is one of those leading bell ringers.  Christian led his store and team members to a 48% increase in donations from 2017 to 2018.  Their final donation in 2018 was over $9,800.00.  Panda Express Lafayette and two new energetic Alexandria, Louisiana Panda Express stores, together, are helping the only not-for-profit hospital in Central Louisiana provide the highest level of care to the smallest of individuals, regardless of their ability to pay.