Oscar De La Hoya & Millie Corretjer Donate $250,000 To
Adventist Health White Memorial
To Assist The Hospital With COVID-19 Expenses
The Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation
and the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation today announced today
the generous gift of $250,000 made by Oscar De La Hoya and
Millie Corretjer to the Adventist Health White Memorial.
Oscar De La Hoya applies the same strength and determination
to philanthropy that made him a legend in the boxing world.
Oscar De La Hoya’s advocacy for the health and well-being of
lives in East Los Angeles has been demonstrated many times
through generous donations and the giving of their time.
This newest donation of $250,000 to Adventist Health White
Memorial will go toward supporting COVID- 19 unexpected
expenses and help with supplies needed for the hospital to
take care of the community during this crisis.
“Adventist Health White Memorial is my hospital. They took
incredible care of my mother when she was fighting breast
cancer. During this time of crisis, White Memorial is
incurring extraordinary expenses as they continue to provide
quality care to our Boyle Heights Los Angeles community,”
said Oscar De La Hoya.
On behalf of me, Millie and our children, we are donating
$250,000 to White Memorial to help with these critical
unexpected expenses. I am challenging my peers –
celebrities, athletes, business leaders and community
leaders – to donate to White Memorial or your local hospital
to help during this crisis,” said De La Hoya.
“Oscar is a major philanthropist and donor to our hospital.
We are continually honored by the generosity of his gifts.
Oscar and Millie are our heroes,” said John Raffoul,
President, Adventist Health White Memorial.
"For decades, White Memorial has provided high-quality
healthcare to a population in need, and through this
donation, they will continue their mission in helping those
in need,” said De La Hoya.
De La Hoya, who was born in East Los Angeles, won multiple
world titles during his career as a professional boxer 1992
to 2008, including a gold medal for the United States at the
1992 Summer Olympics.
He has been a prolific donor for the Adventist Health White
Memorial, where several departments are named in his honor,
including the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center, the
Oscar De La Hoya Labor & Delivery Center and the Oscar De La
Hoya Neonatal Intensive Care Center.
As a product of Adventist Health’s mission, “Living God’s
love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope,” the hospital
is known within the community and the industry for the
culturally sensitive, bilingual care provided to underserved
individuals, particularly the Hispanic community.
Adventist Health White Memorial’s patients are 90% Hispanic.
As a safety-net hospital, it is the only private, nonprofit
hospital providing comprehensive care for the federally
designated medically underserved area of Boyle Heights and
East Los Angeles.
"Covid-19 continues to spread quickly throughout the nation.
Those who work in health care and at our hospitals are truly
heroes, stepping up in a way that deserves our gratitude and
admiration. This is our way of saying thank you," said