Sacramento’s Donut Dash on March 4th to raise funds for UC Davis Child Life Program

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William Land Park to Mary Donuts in Sacramento

Sacramento, California – 15th Annual Gala Donut Dash It’s scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. The money raised will support Department of Child Life Therapy and the Creative Arts at the University of California, Davis.

Participants will start at Land Park and then run, jog, or walk two miles to Marie’s Donuts. At Mary’s, participants can eat four or six donut holes (or none at all!) before heading back two miles to the start/finish area.

“Donut Dash funds allow employees to purchase toys, games, and supplies to support pediatric patients, and bring joy during life-altering events.”

Diana Sundberg

sick children

Last year, the Donut Dash (as well as its companion event, Scoop Scoot) raised $65,000 for the department. The money has been used to purchase items for pediatric patients, including a new Vecta sensory station and 12 new iPads. Funds also support the Beads of Courage program for inpatients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

“The Department of Child Life Therapy and Creative Arts operates solely on donations, which makes Donut Dash funding a vital part of our software supply needs,” said Diana Sundberg, director of Child Life Therapy and the Creative Arts at UC Davis. “Donut Dash funds allow employees to purchase toys, games, and supplies to support pediatric patients, and bring joy during life-altering events.”

The Department of Child Life Therapy and the Creative Arts helps reduce anxiety from recovery, increase understanding, and strengthen coping skills, while helping children continue their typical growth and development.

Register today

To register visit donut drAsh site And I chose to support the Department of Child Life Therapy and the Creative Arts at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

About Donut Dash 501(c) 3

According to their website, Donut Dash 501(c)3 (Tax ID 27-1671648) is run entirely by volunteers. Event expenses are offset by merchandise and donations from sponsors so that 100% of your registration and/or donation is directed to Child Life Programs.

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