Events

Overview

Fundraisers & Special Events positively support the hospital and may be organized by individuals, groups or businesses. To schedule or inquire about setting up a special event, please call Breanna Williams, Stewardship Coordinator at 916-453-2321 or via email at brwilliams@shrinenet.org. Direct donations are welcome from individuals, businesses and foundations to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.

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Walk for Love

Saturday to Saturday, June 13-20, 2020

This year, in response to the statewide precautions surrounding large social gatherings or events, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is hosting our annual Walk for LOVE as a WALK FROM HOME virtual event. Patients, families and the community are invited to participate anywhere they walk or run – and all day, any time. Open to everyone. Registration fees associated with the event help us to provide life-changing care to kids that has been a hallmark of pediatric specialty care in Northern California for almost 100 years.

A woman in a garden

Huei’s Garden Tours

Weekends
In Davis, CA
By Appointment Only
Huei Young’s garden is unlike any garden in the area. Featured in countless magazines, websites, and books, this self-made garden features rare and exotic Asian plants not typically found in the region. Guests on the tour will receive a private guided tour and will end with complimentary refreshments. For more information on the garden please visit www.hueisgarden.com. Suggested donation for the tour is $25 and proceeds will go on to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. Cerebral Palsy Center of Excellence. To schedule a tour, please contact Breanna Williams at 916-453-2018 or brwilliams@shrinenet.org.

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Summer Youth Academy

Group picture from the 2019 Summer Youth Academy

The Summer Youth Academy at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is available for students 16 and 17 years old.  The Academy runs from June 21 through July 30 with participants working an average of two 4-hour shifts a week.  While participating in the program, students are placed in a variety of departments within the hospital to assist staff. Click here for more information on the program.

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Shriners Hospital loves Spirit of Children

Kids in costumes posing with staff for photos

“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.”

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Prom

Man in a wheelchair dancing with a woman on the red carpet

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.

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Camp Winning Hands 2020

Camp Winning Hands Logo

Due to COVID-related health concerns, Camp Winning Hands has been transitioned to a virtual format for 2020. Dates to be announced.

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Big Day

Banner for Shriner's Big Day of Giving

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.

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Walk for LOVE — 2020 WALK FROM HOME

Cartoon graphic of runners at a starting line

This year, in response to the statewide precautions surrounding large social gatherings or events, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is hosting our annual Walk for LOVE as a WALK FROM HOME virtual event.   Patients, families and the community are invited to participate anywhere they walk or run – and all day, any time. Open to everyone. Registration fees associated with the event help us to provide life-changing care to kids that has been a hallmark of pediatric specialty care in Northern California for almost 100 years.