Swiss Diamond Sends Children with Kidney Disease to Camp
Comedian George Lopez underwent a kidney transplant in 2005. Four years later, he founded The Lopez Foundation, which has raised more than 2 million dollars to fund summer camps for children struggling with kidney disease, among other initiatives. This year, thanks to sponsors including Swiss Diamond cookware, more children than ever before will be able to attend Lopez’s camp.
“When I have the kidney [summer] camp, it’s always the highlight,” said Lopez in an interview with CNN. “It’s amazing to see how children will respond when they’re given the opportunity to just be regular kids. They get to run into kids who are also experiencing the same issues that they have, whether it’s dialysis or kidney disease.”
Swiss Diamond was proud to support the efforts of the Lopez Foundation as a silent auction sponsor during the George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic, held on May 5, 2014, at Lakeside Golf club in Toluca Lake, California. Executive Director of the Lopez Foundation, Linda Small, believes the cookware was perfect for the event. “The cookware was a huge hit among our bidders!” exclaimed Small.
The tournament hosted a slew of notable celebrities, including actor Samuel L. Jackson, shown right with event host George Lopez. Over seven years, the event has raised more than $2 million for The Children’s Summer and Fall Transplant Camps, San Fernando Elementary School Toy Drive and numerous military programs.
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