To kick off the launch of the Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) weeklong celebration, California Hospital conducted a school assembly at Metro Charter Elementary School to talk about kindness. The assembly featured guest appearances from Darth Vader and other popular Star Wars characters, and they were challenged to the GKC by the California Hospital team, which included Dr. David Samimi and Dr. Darlene Morrissey. The doctors along with the students offered suggestions to the Star Wars team on conducting acts of kindness.
The students also wrote kind messages on the back of smile signs which were delivered to patients that afternoon. Lastly, Darth Vader and his friends along with the doctors demonstrated acts of kindness at the hospital while interacting with patients.