Children's Hospital Gets $166,000 in Singer's Memory

The late singer Nicolette Larson's husband, daughter and friends presented a donation of $166,000 to the UCLA Children's Hospital on Thursday.

Larson's husband, drummer Russell Kunkel, and the couple's daughter, Elsie May, were joined by musician Graham Nash for the presentation to Dr. Edward McCabe, the hospital's chief physician.

The money will be used to create the Nicolette Larson Endowment for the Children's Hospital and the department of pediatrics, McCabe said.

Larson died in December at 45 of complications from cerebral edema. The money donated Thursday was raised through a series of benefit concerts held in her honor in February. A record whose proceeds will benefit the hospital is also in the works.

"Kids meant a lot to [Larson] and that's part of why they chose UCLA Children's Hospital as the charity for this," McCabe said.

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