I am raising money for the LA Children's hospital to further their research and treatment of Cooley's Anemia (Thalassemia). Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder that affects those of Mediterranean descent. I chose this charity because I am from Italian descent and until just recently, children with this disease do not live past their teen years. The LA Children's hospital has already progressed an extraordinary amount with their research and have given the gift of time back to these kids. I want to help do the same.