Natalie Portman and Danielle Fishel kick off CHLA’s Make March Matter campaign


Natalie Portman and Danielle Fishel show their caring sides as they kick off Children’s Hospital LA’s Make March Matter campaign

For the fifth year in a row, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is holding a fundraising campaign, Make March Matter. 

Stars Natalie Portman and Danielle Fisher were in Los Angeles for the kick off event held on Monday. 

Portman took the stage and praised the work of CHLA, while Fishel had personal experience with the hospital last year after welcoming her son Adler. 

Kick off: Natalie Portman and Danielle Fisher were in Los Angeles on Monday for Children Hospital LA’s kick off event for their Make March Matter campaign

The Black Swan actress, 38, was casually chic for the event, in an all black outfit from head to toe. 

She paired black skinny jeans with black booties, and a 3/4 sleeve scoop neck top. 

Portman’s hair was down in a straight bob cut. 

Grateful: On stage Portman said 'I’m so grateful to the kindness of every single person that works here and the incredible energy here that is putting children first and serving our entire community'

Grateful: On stage Portman said ‘I’m so grateful to the kindness of every single person that works here and the incredible energy here that is putting children first and serving our entire community’

Her look: She paired black skinny jeans with black booties, and a 3/4 sleeve scoop neck top

Hair: Portman's hair was down in a straight bob cut

Her look: She paired black skinny jeans with black booties, and a 3/4 sleeve scoop neck top. Portman’s hair was down in a straight bob cut 

She took the stage and spoke on the work of the children’s hospital and the campaign that kicked off at the start of March to raise $2 million for children’s health in Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley. 

On stage Portman said ‘I’m so grateful to the kindness of every single person that works here and the incredible energy here that is putting children first and serving our entire community.’ 

Both actresses posed with CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano and Alex Carter CHLA’s Senor Vice President and CDO, as well as children from the hospital. 

With exes: Both actresses posed with CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano and Alex Carter CHLA's Senor Vice President and CDO

With exes: Both actresses posed with CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano and Alex Carter CHLA’s Senor Vice President and CDO

 

Kids receiving help: Portman shown with kids who received treatment from the hospital

Kids receiving help: Portman shown with kids who received treatment from the hospital

First hand: Fishel's son Adler spent the first three weeks of his life in CHLA's NICU to be treated for a rare lung condition, Chylothorax

First hand: Fishel’s son Adler spent the first three weeks of his life in CHLA’s NICU to be treated for a rare lung condition, Chylothorax 

Fishel’s son Adler spent the first three weeks of his life in CHLA’s NICU to be treated for a rare lung condition, Chylothorax. 

At the event she said ‘We never once had to worry about Adler’s care while we were here and for that we are eternally grateful. Adler is now 8 ½ months old and he is an absolute joy.’

‘We never wanted to know this hospital and its staff so well but now that we do,’ she said back in July when she brought Adler home for the first time. ‘We can say with certainty there is no better place for children with medical needs. Now we hope to never be back.’  

Thanking the medical team there she also sent love to ‘every single parent who has ever spent time in the NICU and especially those we left behind today.’ 

He is thriving: At the event she said 'We never once had to worry about Adler’s care while we were here and for that we are eternally grateful. Adler is now 8 ½ months old and he is an absolute joy'

He is thriving: At the event she said ‘We never once had to worry about Adler’s care while we were here and for that we are eternally grateful. Adler is now 8 ½ months old and he is an absolute joy’ 

Back then: 'We never wanted to know this hospital and its staff so well but now that we do,' she said back in July when she brought Adler home for the first time. 'We can say with certainty there is no better place for children with medical needs. Now we hope to never be back '

Back then: ‘We never wanted to know this hospital and its staff so well but now that we do,’ she said back in July when she brought Adler home for the first time. ‘We can say with certainty there is no better place for children with medical needs. Now we hope to never be back ‘

Staying strong: Adler was born four weeks early on June 24 after Danielle's water broke on the 20th and they found fluid in the baby's lungs. Danielle and her husband Jensen Karp shared a tender image of the baby boy recovering in the hospital

Staying strong: Adler was born four weeks early on June 24 after Danielle’s water broke on the 20th and they found fluid in the baby’s lungs. Danielle and her husband Jensen Karp shared a tender image of the baby boy recovering in the hospital 

When she gave an update from the hospital the Girl Meets World star said, ‘[Adler] is also receiving the best possible care from the most loving, warm, kind, intelligent nurses and doctors the world has ever known! Literal angels.’  

She had previously opened up about how difficult it was for her with her son in the hospital. 

Adler was born four weeks early on June 24 after Danielle’s water broke on the 20th and they found fluid in the baby’s lungs. 

Danielle and her husband Jensen Karp shared a tender image of the baby boy recovering in the hospital. The actress began dating Karp back in 2017 and they married last fall.

 

 

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