Deftones ‘Adopt-a-Dot’ campaign

The Grammy Award-winning band Deftones launched a philanthropic campaign last September called ‘Adopt-a-Dot’ based on their new album, Ohms. The cover art, created by Frank Maddocks, featured thousands of pixelated dots, and fans were able to make a charitable donation for one, or multiple dots. Proceeds went to UC Davis Children’s Hospital music therapy program and Live Nation’s ‘Crew Nation,’ a global relief fund for live music crews who have been impacted by COVID-19

Nurses raise funds for Make-A-Wish

Pediatric hematology-oncology nurses took part in the first Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge, an endurance hike to help Make-A-Wish Northeastern California & Northern Nevada grant wishes to children with critical illnesses in their region. Kendra Teetsle, Janeen Robinson and Deborah Woods raised $16,375, which will support the wishes of UC Davis Children’s Hospital Make-A-Wish patients.

Donut Dash raises funds for Child Life

This year’s 12th annual Donut Dash raised $58,500 for the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Donut dashers ran four miles, stopping at the two-mile mark to eat four doughnuts (or six doughnut holes) at Marie’s Donuts, before racing to the finish line. The funds raised have been used to purchase video games, iPad’s, art supplies, games, toys and more for our hospitalized children.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Child Champion

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a proud member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN), an international nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for, and awareness of, children’s hospitals. Donations create miracles by funding medical care, research, equipment and programs that save and improve the lives of our children, including this year’s Sacramento Children’s Miracle Network child champion Isabella Lazzerini.

Isabella was born with VACTERL association and isolated hemihypertrophy, and was transferred to UC Davis Children’s Hospital for heart surgery when she was just a few days old. She is now a happy little girl who loves to sing, play soccer, dance, ride horses and practice gymnastics. Every year, 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals identify a “champion” in each of their communities to serve as the face for children treated at their local children’s hospital.

Give a gift

The CMN team is glad to help community members get to know our hospital and the variety of ways they can get involved. To learn more or give a gift, please visit us at or contact:

Michelle Tafoya
Senior Director of Development at UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Program Director at Children’s Miracle Network
UC Davis Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations
4900 Broadway, Ste. 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820
916-734-9192 |

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