CHOC to Benefit from Anime Expo Charity Auction

Jun 30th 2006
(ORANGE, Calif., June 29, 2006) ­ Children¹s Hospital of Orange County
(CHOC) was selected by Anime Expo® (www.anime-expo.org
) as the recipient of the Society for the
Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA-www.spja.org) Charity Auction
held on
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m at the Anaheim
Convention
Center during the highly anticipated event¹s 15th Anniversary
Convention
Celebration.

The SPJA Charity Auction, held during Anime Expo® over the 4th of July
Weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center, is traditionally a
well-received
event that offers highly prized art pieces (many which are created
specially
for the convention and the Charity Auction), donated by the
Convention¹s
very own special Guests of Honor (Special Industry Celebrities from
Japan or
the U.S. that have contributed greatly to the Anime and Manga Industry
including voice actors, directors, animators, artists, etc.), many of
which
sell at prices reflecting the rarity and artistic form of the pieces.
Some
of the Guests of Honors attending Anime Expo® 2006 that will hopefully
be
providing items at the Charity Auction are world famous Manga artists
CLAMP,
Koge Donbo and Mick Takeuchi.

The Anime Expo®, in its 15th year, will be held at the Anaheim
Convention
Center July 1-4, 2006. The event, sponsored by SPJA, is a forum for
enthusiasts and industry involved in Anime, Manga, Games and Culture of
Japan. It is the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. for
Japanese
animation fans and industry professionals. The expo is expected to
attract
55,000+ attendees from around the world.

Individuals can now register via online (www.anime-expo.org
) for Anime Expo® 2006, or register at the
Anaheim Convention Center during Convention hours.

About CHOC
Making a mark in pediatric healthcare for more than 40 years and named
by
Child Magazine as one of the Top 25 children's hospitals in the
country,
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) is exclusively committed to
the
health and well being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy
and
outreach. CHOC's growing healthcare network includes two
state-of-the-art
hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several community clinics, a
residency program that trains tomorrow's pediatricians, three centers
of
excellence - Heart, Cancer and Neuroscience, and a Research Institute
that
brings advanced treatment to our patients. CHOC was recently awarded
with
the "Excellence in Patient Safety & Health Care Quality Award" from
Aetna,
Blue Shield of California, CIGNA HealthCare of California, and
UnitedHealthcare. For more information about CHOC, visit www.choc.org
or call 714-997-3000.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the North America¹s
largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the
interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event
serves as
a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest
and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2006 will be held July 1 ­ 4, 2006 at
the
Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its
official
website (www.anime-expo.org ).


About SPJA
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a
non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American
public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property ­ Anime Expo®. More
information can be found at its official website (www.spja.org
).

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