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Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis

Ways to give and get involved

UC Davis Children’s Hospital depends on the generosity of people like you — people who are inspired to help us provide the best possible care to the patients in our hospital and clinics as well as support community-wide projects for kids to grow up healthy and safe from injury. 

There are so many ways you can give to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Each of these ways helps to ensure that every child who needs us gets the finest medical care — and every family receives the compassion and support they deserve. Your gift matters. You are helping to save lives.

Attend a benefit

Do good, while having fun! UC Davis Children’s Hospital and our partners host a variety of benefit events throughout the year. From golf tournaments to community fundraisers organized by our dedicated supporters, there’s an event to fit every schedule and budget.


There is a special joy in knowing that you’ve made a real difference in the life of a critically ill child. You can — in a real and profound way — touch the lives of the patients and families at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. There's no limit to the different and unique ways you can help support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Become a Miracle Maker by creating your own fundraising page, and use your time and talents to raise awareness and critically needed funds for UC Davis Childrens Hospital. Whatever your idea, it’s as simple as creating a page on the national Childrens Miracle Network website, asking friends and family to support you, and watching your miracle grow! You can have an impact. You can help make miracles happen.

The funds you raise help us provide excellence in care for children, train the pediatricians of the future, purchase the latest technology and develop new treatments for childhood diseases.

Choose your event. Be a Miracle Maker.
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    Extra Life

    Extra Life is one of several Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) programs helping fundraise for children treated at member hospitals. The program allows participants to play video games and raise funds through an online fundraising page that can be customized to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Funds stay local to benefit sick and injured children in 33 local counties.

    You can fundraise however best works for you, but the first step is to register. Simply sign up, commit to play games on any day of your choosing - or over a few days - and ask your family and friends to support your efforts. Extra Life has provided suggestions to help you get started. 

    For more information on the Sacramento Extra Life Team supporting UC Davis Children’s Hospital, please visit their Facebook page and their Twitter page.

    Learn more about Extra Life
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    Dance Marathon

    Dance Marathon is a student-led, year-round philanthropic movement, uniting students across the United States and Canada in raising critical funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

    Learn more about Dance Marathon
  • Play Yellow

    Led by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, the PGA TOUR and CMN, Play Yellow for Children’s Hospitals strives to bring the golf world together to help kids treated at local children’s hospitals like UC Davis.

    Learn more about Play Yellow
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    The Radiothon is a fundraising partnership among Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Spanish language radio stations in the Entravision Network and Lazer Media. Listeners can call in and make a donation.

    Lazer RadiothonEntravision Radiothon
  • Miracle kid Isaac holding CMN balloon sign

    Create your own fundraiser

    Create a fundraiser to help raise funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital and support children in the Sacramento region and the 33-county area that we serve.

    Learn more about creating a fundraiser

Volunteer at special events

UC Davis Children’s Hospital relies on our volunteers to help us successfully host our annual events that raise money to support our mission. With a variety of events — from 5K runs to galas — we offer volunteers several ways to get involved.

Contact Chelsea Dominguez at cmdominguez@ucdavis.edu for volunteer opportunities.

Corporate volunteers

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is grateful for the many corporate volunteers who give their time and share their talents with our patients and families. From individuals and small groups to large teams, UC Davis Children’s Hospital is honored to work with each organization to identify activities that meet their goals and, most importantly, support our kids and families. 

For corporate volunteer opportunities, please contact Michelle Tafoya, Director of Giving Programs, at 916-734-9117 or mtafoya@ucdavis.edu.

Creative gift planning

Your legacy can impact the future of pediatric medicine.

We believe in the power of philanthropy to save children’s lives. When you make a legacy gift to support world-class patient care and leading-edge research, you are doing more for UC Davis Children’s Hospital than you ever thought possible. Learn more about the many ways you can invest in our future, all while accomplishing your personal long-term financial and charitable giving goals. We’re here to help you make a difference.

For more information about directing a legacy gift to UC Davis Children’s Hospital, please contact Michelle Tafoya, Director of Giving Programs, at 916-734-9117 or mtafoya@ucdavis.edu.