Light the Way to a brighter holiday for the kids

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Every year, there are kids and families who have to spend their holidays in the Hospital.

This December, let's remind them they are not alone.

The Light the Way campaign was created for Rady Children's patients, families, hospital staff and community supporters to come together during the holiday season to ensure Rady Chidren's is here, day and night, for every child who needs us.

Become a fundraiser and help us to continue offering world-class care year-round to every child, exactly when they need it.

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Shine A Light

Help us ensure Rady Children's Hospital is here for every child who needs us. From lab tests to teddy bears, every dollar goes toward care for the whole child -- mind and body.


Light the Way Celebration

Raise at least $500 and receive an invitation to a truly special evening at the Hospital. Together with first responders and Hospital staff, we will wish a goodnight to some of San Diego's sickest kids.


Bigger and Brighter

Make a lasting impact on the programs which exist thanks to the generosity of our donors -- programs like healing arts, canine therapy, rapid whole genome sequencing and more.

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Meet Carter

Carter knows sports. Fact after fact, figure after figure. An avid fan of nearly every athlete, then 5-year-old Carter was always on the move, researching players and playing every sport he could. Until one day Carter got a fever that wouldn’t clear up. Fatigue set in. He stopped participating in his favorite sports. Carter’s parents, Nicole and Jason, grew concerned.

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Light the Way Celebration

Individuals and community groups will fundraise for the Hospital care area closest to their heart and can earn tickets to our Light the Way Celebration—a heartwarming, intimate evening event which takes place just before curfew at the Hospital. Together with Hospital staff, community advocates and first responders, you and yours can shine a light into the lives of some of San Diego’s sickest kids and wish them all a good night.

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