Our fifth annual Walk for Love is virtual once again! Join us June 12 though June 19, walk, roll, run, bike or stroll from anywhere! However you travel, you steps and miles will advance you along the virtual map of Sacramento. Powered by the MoveSpring app, this 8-day, 20-mile journey is open to everyone. Registration fees associated with the event help us to provide life-changing care to the kids who depend on us.
Big Day of Giving was a big day for the region, raising almost $11,700,000 for 615 charities from 64,201 donations. We are thankful to the Sacramento Region Community Foundation for hosting this regional fundraising event and for the ability to participate.
We are especially grateful to the individual men and women whose collective generosity made the 2020 Big Day of Giving our biggest yet – raising a total of $71,364 for our pediatric specialty programs.
“Our goal is to help make a child’s hospital experience positive – not scary,” says Shanda Pierce, who owns and operates 21 Spirit Halloween stores in Northern California. “The hospital therapeutic recreation and child life program provides opportunities for play and self-expression that help children be kids even when they are hospitalized, and we are proud to help support those opportunities.”
Watch our prom video.
On Saturday, April 28, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California rolled out the red carpet to welcome patients and their guests to its second annual hospital prom. Billed as A Night to Remember, the event began with hair and make-up appointments in the early afternoon followed by limousine rides and a dance in the hospital auditorium. The spectacular event was punctuated by cheers, tears and memories to last a lifetime.