LOS ANGELES, CA (February 25, 2015) – Paramount Transportation Systems (Paramount) today announced its official partnership with Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), a world leader in pediatric orthopaedic care, education and research. Through OIC’s Corporate Giving Program, Paramount will donate $5 for every move it completes anywhere in the world. The program is expected to raise more than $100,000 for OIC’s new pediatric orthopaedic surgery center, which is scheduled to open next year in downtown Los Angeles.
“The Paramount family strongly believes in the mission of OIC. Our entire organization is excited about the positive impact we will make in the lives of children, through our partnership with OIC,” said Grace Bishar, co-founder and chief financial officer of Paramount Transportation Systems.
Paramount recently launched the program during a special employee event held at its San Marcos, California headquarters. Michael Sullivan, vice-president and chief philanthropy officer, and Jaime Rojas Jr., associate director of corporations, represented OIC at the event. They presented OIC’s plan to build the new surgery center, which will be the only one in Southern California specifically designed to treat children’s orthopaedic traumas and conditions. Yvonne Madregon, a 4-year old double-amputee who currently receives care at OIC, joined as a special guest.
“Partners like Paramount help make it possible for OIC to provide the best orthopaedic care to children. We are grateful for their investment in our mission, and look forward to expanding our partnership,” said Michael Sullivan, vice-president and chief philanthropy officer of OIC.
For more information about the Paramount and OIC partnership, or to learn more about becoming an OIC corporate partner, contact the Orthopaedic Institute for Children Foundation at OICFoundation@mednet.ucla.eduor (213) 742-1500.
About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, Orthopaedic Institute for Children receives 60,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.
Founded in 1996, Paramount Transportation Systems is a leading provider of global moving services with strategically located operational facilities and customer service centers throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Paramount specializes in the movement of household goods, personal effects, vehicles and pets for employees of multi-national and Fortune 500 corporations. As a licensed global freight forwarder, Paramount manages over 28,000 shipments annually, touching more than 130 countries. We have moved tens of thousands of families worldwide and many corporations have made us their partner of choice for managing this critical function. For more information, visit paramounttransportationsystems.com.