NEWS | September 16, 2019

Annual ABC10 Mediathon raises $561,482 for UC Davis Children's Hospital

Donations to the Give for Kids Mediathon stay local


This year’s ABC10 Give for Kids Mediathon generated $561,482 to help fund programs, research, equipment and patient care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Funds raised stay local, meaning all money donated benefits the children in the 33-county service area served by the only local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Updated total for the 2019 Give for Kids Mediathon on ABC10.  Updated total for the 2019 Give for Kids Mediathon on ABC10.

Unlike in years past, ABC10 talent broadcasted over five mornings from different patient care units at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. During this fundraising week in August, Give for Kids also featured unique stories of local children treated at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. These stories highlighted the life-saving care these kids received.

Video stories included:

Matthew Saetern-Angeles: After cutting-edge operation, couple welcomes ‘miracle baby’ – Sponsored by Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Caleb Smith: Heart conditions don’t stop teen from living his best life – Sponsored by Ace Hardware

Jackson Manning: ‘You’re never prepared,’ mother says after son spends a month in intensive care – Sponsored by Walmart

Isabella Lazzerini: Isabella’s road to recovery – Sponsored by RAM

Gianna Arredondo: “They’re just amazing!” says father after his daughter’s return to health – Sponsored by Panda Express

Braylin McMullen: How a tough little fighter is getting more time to be a kid – Sponsored by Spirit Halloween Stores

Angela House: Leukemia almost ended her life, but Angela fought back and won – Sponsored by California Sun

Huggie the Facility Dog: ‘An old soul’ bringing new life to young patients – Sponsored by Credit Unions for Kids. Canine Companions for Independence provided UC Davis Children’s Hospital with Huggie free of charge.

Children’s Surgery Center: New children’s surgery center is the first of its kind on the west coast – Sponsored by Credit Unions for Kids

“Sharing these stories gives viewers an inside look at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Donors see firsthand how their generosity directly impacts local kids and families,” said Jacquelyn Mills, senior director of development at Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. “Miracles are happening daily and we have our corporate partners and the community to thank for that. You make such a difference and we are so appreciative!”