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Join us for an evening of excitement and dinner above the clouds as we celebrate our international impact. The gala will be hosted by actress Debby Ryan. Joining her will be Tony, Emmy, & Golden Globe nominated performer Matthew Morrison as the headline entertainer. OIC will honor the achievements of Harry McKellop, Ph.D, The Automobile Club of Southern California, and UCLA Health. Proceeds from this event will help ensure that children with orthopedic conditions have a future where they can grow well and play well.


PRICE: $250


Saturday June 2nd, 2018

Event Times:

VIP/Sponsor Reception 6:00 pm

Main Event 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Museum of Flying

3100 Airport Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Complimentary Valet Parking (Rideshare encouraged)

Attire: Cocktail

The Orthopedic Institute for Children™ (OIC) is pleased to announce its 2018 Stand for Kids Humanitarian Award recipient and host its annual Stand for Kids Gala that will be celebrating OIC’s international impact on pediatric orthopedics through outstanding patient care, medical education and world-renowned research.

Leading the evening’s charge will be Master of Ceremonies, Debby Ryan has established herself as a one of the industry’s most exciting and promising young actresses in television and is known for her roles in “Cover Versions”, “Insatiable”, and “Jessie”. OIC’s Annual Gala stage will be headlined by Tony, Emmy, & Golden Globe Nominated performer Matthew Morrison.

At the gala Harry McKellop, Ph.D will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for his prolific work which has resulted in 12 patents to date on novel methods to reduce polyethylene wear in orthopedic implants. As a teacher and mentor, he has touched the lives of countless orthopedic fellows, residents and volunteer student workers who spent time in his labs over the past three decades

The Automobile Club of Southern California has been a supporter of the children served by OIC for 40 years and will be honored with the Corporate Pinnacle Award.

UCLA Health will be honored with the Power of Partnership Award in honor for their 20-year anniversary of the alliance between UCLA and OIC. The unique partnership between UCLA and OIC creates a platform for unparalleled contributions to patient care and scientific discovery in orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine.

OIC’s Stand for Kids 2018 Annual Gala Honorary Committee Members are Ty & Holly Burrell, Fred & Katie Cromer, Henri & Jennifer Courpron, Jonathan Davis, Jr., Stuart & Jenny Douglas, Leonard & Rachael Feder, America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams, Heather Freedman, James Gallagher, Kathryn Gallagher, Peter Gallagher & Paula Harwood, Christopher Gorham, Hill Harper, Anjelah Johnson & Manwell Reyes, Ana Ortiz & Noah Lebenzon, Anthony A Scaduto, M.D., Jason Silletti, Myriam Silva, M.D., Mauricio Silva, M.D.

Orthopedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, OIC receives 70,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, OIC advances pediatric orthopedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education, and research. Locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopedic disorders and injuries. The same world-renowned care that OIC makes available to privately insured patients, is also made available to kids who are underinsured or have no insurance at all. For more information, visit

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