Helping Hand of Los Angeles

Founded: 1929

Who we are: Helping Hand is the longest active support group at Cedars-Sinai. We are proud to comprise more than 1,800 members who have made women’s health the centerpiece of our efforts — and who imbue Mother’s Day with special meaning.

Our purpose: For more than 80 years, we've been the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department’s best and most loyal friend. We helped establish the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Program and were the first group at Cedars-Sinai to endow a chair.

Accomplishments: Day in and day out, our volunteers staff the gift shop at the medical center. Funds we raise from sales, membership dues, our annual Mother’s Day Luncheon and other events allowed us to help establish two endowed chairs, the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, the International Speakers Bureau for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the Fetal Neurology Clinic, a Labor and Delivery Bio-Repository, and more.

What’s next: Our commitment to essential projects in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department is unwavering. We have an unbroken record of generous support, thanks to our hardworking volunteers.

Learn more: Visit or call 310-423-5241.