$2.8 Million Donation Helps Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Continue Its Mission of Providing Charity Care for Children

LOS ANGELES-March 2001-For the past 52 years, June Sears Rogers has been a prominent figure within the Los Angeles real estate community, and continues to be a dedicated volunteer and philanthropist. Rogers recently bestowed a generous $2.8 million gift to Orthopaedic Hospital because of her strong belief that state-of-the-art medical care should be provided to all children, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

"For as long as I can remember, Orthopaedic Hospital has been dedicated to caring for children and helping improve the quality of their lives," explained June Sears Rogers. "With this gift, I want to help Orthopaedic Hospital to continue providing the best medical care to children in need," she added.

Rogers was first introduced to Orthopaedic Hospital as a patient, when she was treated for an arthritic condition many years ago. Impressed with the level of care, she made a personal commitment to help further the hospitals' mission in the future. Rogers'gift enables Orthopaedic Hospital to make its presence felt worldwide through outreach efforts, such as the International Children's Program (ICP). Through this ambitious program, a team of volunteer doctors provide free medical and screening services to children afflicted with a variety of ailments.

"It's always gratifying when former patients share Orthopaedic Hospital's vision for the future," noted Dr. James V. Luck, Jr., President, CEO and Medical Director of Orthopaedic Hospital. "We are so thankful to June, whose generous contribution will allow us to continue to provide and expand our charity care services for children," he added.

A native of Montana, Rogers grew up in Northern California where she attended the University of California at Berkeley. Graduating with a degree in merchandising, she served as a fashion buyer for 10 years in the San Francisco area. An avid sports enthusiast, Rogers met and married International tennis star, George Lyttelton Rogers, and traveled around the world, relocating to Southern California shortly thereafter.

Throughout the years, Rogers has enjoyed a successful real estate career that spanned over four decades. No matter how busy her business ventures kept her, she still made time to volunteer. Today, she is still active in a nearly one dozen charitable organizations, including the Foundation Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood, the Board of Directors of the Assistance League of California, and volunteer of the Braille Institute. Rogers generously gives both time and money to worthy causes including Orthopaedic Hospital.

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Orthopaedic Hospital is a recognized world leader in research, teaching and patient care in orthopaedic medicine, resulting in an improved quality of life for children and adults with crippling diseases for 88 years. Orthopaedic Hospital has been helping afflicted children receive the finest care in the world and lead healthy, active lives without regard to the family's ability to pay, and is supported by the generous contributions of donors, like June Rogers. For additional information on Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation or to make a donation, please visit the website at www.orthohospital.org or call (213) 742-1500.