Brandon Tyler Russell (Smitty) signing autographs for fans at CHOC. Photo courtesy The Actors Image.

Kids Help Children,the carnival, concert and fundraiser with a fun celebrity twist,made a triumphant return to the Anaheim Hilton, on August 14, 2011, to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

Damoni Burkhardt, Stefanie Scott and Aedin Mincks. Photo courtesy Dani Burkhardt.

Kids Help Children was a fun-packed Sunday afternoon where kids got autographs of and pictures with their favorite young celebrities, including Shane Harper of Good Luck Charlie, Chelsea Kane of Jonas and Dancing With The Stars, Tiffany Thornton of Sonny with a Chance, Ashley Argota of True Jackson VP, Stefanie Scott and Aedin Mincks of A.N.T. Farm and many others! Attendees watched a real red carpet arrival, visited with SeaWorld animals, enjoyed balloon artists, bounce houses, refreshments, face painting and many surprises! All children attending were able to pick a prize for themselves as well as one for a patient at CHOC. The afternoon ended with a rockin’ concert finale with performances by Savvy & Mandy and others. Best of all, kids will made a difference for CHOC patients.

Before the event, a few young celebrities visited CHOC and met with patients, an opportunity that both the patients and the young celebrities enjoyed.

“We are so excited for Kids Help Children on August 14th,” said Denise Almazan, director, public relations, CHOC. “CHOC – and our patients – benefit from the event donations, as well as from the goodwill expressed by everyone involved.”

Hollywood Mom Blog kids Damoni Burkhardt, Mikayla Shae Chapman and Shayna Brooke Chapman were happy to volunteer at the CHOC event!

Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, CHOC Children’s is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

Kids Help Children, is generously sponsored by Stouffer’s Cookies and Jakks Cares.

Thank you to Hollywood Moms Dani Burkhardt and Desiree Russell for the event photos!