Las Madrinas will honor 37 families and their daughters for their service to the community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
The annual awards event will take place on Sat., Dec. 21 at the Las Madrinas Ball.
Local debutantes are: Mary Rielly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Rielly; Catherine Davidson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garrison Davidson III; Kerry Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cook; Alice Kuhns; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kuhns, Meghan McMonigle, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward McMonigle; and Clare Hawley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hawley.
The debutantes, their mothers and their grandmothers were guests of honor at a tea at the home of Colleen Morrissey on June 12. Las Madrinas president Diane Hawley thanked them for their contributions. Also greeting the guests were debutante chair Sara Cox and Ball chairman Shannon Tebbetts.
In May, the debutantes and their families gathered at the Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a presentation by Dr. Theodora Stavroudis, director of the Las Madrinas Pediatric Simulation Research Laboratory Endowment.
The simulation laboratory recreates real-life patient care scenarios for research and training purposes.
Later, families toured the hospital and witnessed simulation demonstrations.
Las Madrinas has supported pediatric medicine for more than 80 years, and was the first affiliate group of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.