Celebration of Champions®

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Important Update

Although careful consideration of published COVID-19 health guidelines has necessitated cancellation of this year's Celebration of Champions, our landmark 25th anniversary Celebration is still on-track to be our most impactful yet.

Your 2020 contributions will still go toward ensuring Peckham Center patients, families and staff experience no interruption in vital, donor-funded support programs -- even in these uncertain times.

Thank you for your partnership; it is an honor to work with you for this cause we hold so dear.

25th Annual Celebration of Champions®

Celebration of Champions 2019

presented by
Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary, La Playa Unit

Each year, hundreds of little fighters, warriors and true champions at Rady Children’s Hospital battle one of the toughest rivals of all: cancer.

And each May, these champions are celebrated at one of the most inspirational events of the year: Celebration of Champions.

Marking its 25th year in May 2020, Celebration of Champions raises funds for critical cancer support programs at Rady Children's Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Total Raised: $555,723.00

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A Survivor’s Story

For the past nine years, Zara Brazel’s family has marked their calendar for the celebration, determined not to miss another year they can celebrate her survivorship. Now 12, Zara was 2 years old in February 2009 when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

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