NEWS | April 18, 2018

Support UC Davis programs on Give Day, April 20-21, 2018!


On UC Davis Give Day, employees, students, alumni, friends, parents, patients and clients are invited to support an area of UC Davis or UC Davis Health that is meaningful to them.

The day is a great opportunity to support leading-edge programs like those at the MIND Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Eye Center and Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, as well as schools and units on the Davis campus.

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Farrah Fawcett foundation give day imageThe UC Davis Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) Pushing Past Cancer Challenge serves to connect AYA's in the Sacramento region and beyond with a safe and social community! In addition to battling secondary cancers, many AYA's struggle with isolation, depression and anxiety making it difficult to live a 'normal' life.

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation has committed to a transformational $13,000 challenge gift if 30 donors give to the fund on Give Day. By donating to this challenge, YOU will play a major role in providing AYA's in the Sacramento region with a network of people they never knew existed, furthering the mission of both the UC Davis AYA program and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.

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UC Davis Eye Center 

Eye Center Give Day 2018Avoidable forms of visual impairment and blindness affect an estimated 314 million people worldwide.

At UC Davis Eye Center, we aspire to be one of the world’s leaders in collaborative vision research and in the development of cures for blinding eye disease from cornea to corte

Wayne and Jacque Bartholomew will donate $10,000 if 10 donors make a gift from now until Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. 

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Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Brain mental illnessOne in five people in the U.S. experiences mental illness every year. Mental health challenges are the number one cause of disability and touch almost every individual, family and community. The UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is taking the lead to address this public health concern.

This Give Day, your gift will also be part of a $15,900 challenge from One Mind, which encourages everyone to support the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and take a stand for mental health.

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Other programs on the Davis campus

Chancellor May vide on Give Day 2018

There are also many other programs at UC Davis colleges and schools that support students and are focused on making a difference in society today.

Some of these include Intercollegiate Athletics, University Library, We Are Aggie Pride, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and the Arboretum and Public Garden.

Watch Chancellor May's video.