President Diane Mondini Participates in CHOC Follies Fundraiser
Once again, Diane Mondini expends boundless energy at the 2023 CHOC Follies annual fundraiser event to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County this year. For over 25 years, Diane Mondini has been a prime participant with her fantastic performance.
During the annual CHOC Follies, community members sing and dance to support CHOC's mission to improve children’s health. This year’s show will raise awareness for CHOC's mental health initiative, a full variety of care for children facing mental health challenges. Proceeds from this event support the care, services, education, and research that CHOC provides in our community.
According to chocfollies.org, one out of five children suffers from a mental health condition. That’s more than 150,000 children in Orange County alone. Chances are someone you know, or even someone in your family, is affected. The stories of courageous children battling cancer, diabetes, and asthma are familiar, yet mental illness is a crisis shrouded in social stigma, misconceptions, and shame.
The lack of services is prevalent nationwide. The number of inpatient psychiatric beds in California has declined over the last 15 years. Our state’s bed-per-capita ratio is much lower than the nation’s.
Diane’s dedication to CHOC and its mission is truly amazing. The focus to learn and memorize her steps and script drives her to hours of practice months before the performance. And the performance was, as always, entertaining for all who attended.
Donations continue to be welcome by going to https://www.chocfollies.org/godrestthequeen.