NEWS | December 28, 2018

Register for Donut Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life


The 11th annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 2, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

Donut Dash participants will run 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 Donut Dash is open to competitive runners, casual joggers and families.

Last year's Donut Dash (as well as its companion races, the Duck Dash and the Mikuni Scoop Scoot) raised $64,000 for the department. Funds raised were used to purchase virtual reality goggles, instruments for music therapy, art therapy supplies, Break Box supplies, toys, books and games. Funds also supported programs including Beads of Courage and Spellbound for hospitalized children at UC Davis Children's Hospital. This year, UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy is hoping to raise even more.  

The Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital helps to minimize the anxiety of hospitalization, increase understanding and strengthen coping skills while helping children to continue their typical growth and development.

To register, visit and choose to support the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Download the flyer.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as a level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit