June 11, 2012 12:00 ET

Children's Art Exhibit Is Launched in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village

9021PHO Launched Its New Partnership With the Healing Arts Reaching Kids (H.A.R.K.) Program of Children's Hospital Los Angeles

BEVERLY HILLS, CA and WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - The 9021PHO restaurants are taking action to promote their community partnership with Children's Hospital Los Angeles in an unprecedented move towards combating childhood illness.

During the past month, 9021PHO hosted two significant launches for their Art Gallery Program in order to benefit the young patients of H.A.R.K. (Healing Arts Reaching Kids) supporting Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The star-studded press events were held at the 9021PHO restaurants in Beverly Hills on May 23 and in Westlake Village on May 30. Reporters, bloggers, food critics, celebrities and city officials crowded the rooms enjoying Vietnamese Master Chef Kimmy Tang's Asian fusion cuisine along with delicious local wines and beer.

Each program involved several important speakers, including Chef Kimmy Tang, H.A.R.K. Founder Karen Sweeney, H.A.R.K. Coordinator Alex Fields, and 9021PHO President Greg Aghamanoukian, who each shared a few words about their passion for helping children in our local community.

Chef Kimmy Tang shared how this program is just the beginning of her lifetime dream to give back to children's causes on a daily basis. She has envisioned this program as a way to "make a deposit in the universal bank of good."

9021PHO customers will be invited to bid on the artwork that is hand crafted by the young patients during their stay at Children's Hospital Los Angeles; the art gives the children a spotlight for their creativity while also encouraging them through their healing process.

The artwork is displayed on the dedicated walls at each 9021PHO restaurant and patrons will bid on the pieces with a silent auction throughout the month for this year around exhibit. The highest bidder will be the winner at the end of each month and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the H.A.R.K. (Healing Arts Reaching Kids) program supporting the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

9021PHO is a young and ambitious company that will build over 50 restaurants across the United States in the next 5 years to expand the brand and bring Chef Kimmy's wonderful culinary delights to new markets. During this expansion, 9021PHO will dedicate in every restaurant a wall to feature the children's art to ensure bringing much needed help to the kids.

As President of 9021PHO, Greg Aghamanoukian is committed to champion this endeavor with H.A.R.K. and provide help to the most vulnerable and precious members of society. Aghamanoukian says, "9021PHO is dedicated to making a significant difference in our community. Serving guests great food and helping the needy, especially children, is what the entire 9021PHO Team is committed to do on a daily basis!"

About 9021PHO
9021PHO is a casual dining service restaurant inspired by Chef Kimmy Tang that offers a Vietnamese centric menu with a French and California twist. Our restaurant is centered on providing a new and exciting menu selection centered on healthy choices. We offer our guests a dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere coupled with great food and a carefully selected variety of California and French wines at an incredible value. (*Served at select locations.) For more information, go to

About H.A.R.K.
Children who have suffered tremendous health issues need a way to re-awaken their souls. The Artists Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is utilizing art and music in a non-traditional way -- the goal is not to make a perfect end product but to unleash the spirit of spontaneity which allows the healing to begin. Donations to HARK directly impact the thousands of ill and injured patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, but they also impact the hospital as a whole. The creative arts therapists collaborate with the medical teams to work towards treatment goals using the creative arts as a medium. Art, music, dance, and poetry become the communication between the patient and the healer. For more information, go to

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