MADERA – The 34th Annual Kids Day benefiting Valley Children’s Hospital is today – Tuesday, March 9. Protecting the health and well-being of our community continues to be Valley Children’s top priority. So for the second year in a row, Kids Day will be a digital event.
Since 1988, Kids Day has raised more than $10.1 million for the “Children’s Fund.” Last year, donations helped Valley Children’s rank as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in seven specialties; earn a Best Children’s Hospital award from The Leapfrog Group, in recognition of outstanding quality of care and patient safety; and also launch programs and initiatives that helped keep our patients and families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The past year has been like no other for our healthcare teams and for the families we are honored to serve,” says Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation President Rob Saroyan. “We are so grateful for the support communities extend to us on Kids Day each year, and while we will certainly miss the sight of 8,000 volunteers hitting the streets throughout the Valley Tuesday, we remain optimistic that we’ll all be out there again next year.”
To donate to this year’s digital edition of Kids Day:
- Visit https://www.valleychildrens.org/foundation/donatetokidsday and specify any amount.
- Text “George” to 20222 to make an automatic $10 donation.
- Buy a special $1 “Kids Day” pass to the Fresno Bee. 100% of all Kids Day digital passes will go to Valley Children’s and is good for 14 days.
About Valley Children’s Healthcare
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to care for children with conditions ranging from common to the highly complex at its 330-bed stand-alone children’s hospital or in one of their three neonatal units (28 beds) located across the Valley. In addition, the Valley Children’s Healthcare network includes specialty care centers, pediatric primary care practices, urgent care center and women’s health services.
Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and a pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to a Regional Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s was the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world. In 2020, U.S. News and World Report named Valley Children’s one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in seven pediatric specialties. With more than 640 physicians and 3,500 staff, Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million from Kern County to the Capital and from the Central Coast to the Sierra. For more information, please visit www.valleychildrens.org
Kids Day is sponsored by ABC30 and The Fresno Bee.