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Glamour for good: Byron Allen’s annual Oscar gala returns to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

by The Grio

Tonight’s the night; many of the film industry’s brightest stars will assemble at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre to celebrate the 95th Annual Academy Awards. While many of us will be tuning in to see the night’s big winners, Byron Allen, founder and CEO of Entertainment Studios and owner of theGrio will be creating a win for thousands of children and families across the Los Angeles area and beyond, hosting his fifth annual Oscars gala in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

Returning for its first year since 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire, Allen’s Oscar gala, a viewing and after-party, attracts an enviable list of celebrity guests and performers alike. This year, living legend Diana Ross will entertain the star-studded crowd with a special performance, while comedian Howie Mandel will serve as the evening’s emcee. Among the gala’s confirmed guests are Anthony Anderson, Daymond John, Sharon Stone, Holly Robinson Peete, Vivica Fox, Jackée Harry, Kel Williams, and more — in addition to familiar faces from Entertainment Studios’ own roster of talent, including Judge Greg Mathis, Judge Mablean Ephraim, and Recipe.tv stars Chef Edward Delling-Williams and Chef Lorna Maseko.

However, as well-known and well-heeled as the gala’s guest list might be, the focus of the evening will be on its beneficiary, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers devoted to children and the No. 1 provider of pediatric medical care in Los Angeles County (the most populous in the nation), CHLA’s reach extends even further. Listed among the top 10 hospitals in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for 2022-23, children from all 50 states and over 90 countries benefit from crucial care provided by CHLA and its six regional specialty care centers, explains Associate Senior Vice President of the Foundation at…

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