Light the Way

to a brighter holiday for the kids

Light the Way is Rady Children’s annual holiday initiative to bring joy to our patients and provide critical funding to the Hospital.

Bring joy and light to kids this holiday season by giving to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego during our annual Light the Way campaign. Your gift enables us to provide best-in-class care alongside leading-edge research found only here.

From simple moments of giving back to special celebration events in the community, YOU can help Light the Way for patients at Rady Children’s.

Help us reach our goal

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$503,515 Raised / $500,000 Goal


Today: Light the Way Fundraising Campaign Begins (Start a new team, join a team, or register as an individual to start fundraising!

November 17: Rady Children’s Ice Rink Opens

December 10: Mission Bay Parade of Lights

December 17: Light the Way Celebration at Rady Children’s Ice Rink

December 18: Menorah Lighting at Rady Children’s Ice Rink

January 5: Rady Children’s Ice Rink Closes

January 31: Light the Way Fundraising Campaign Ends

Other fun seasonal activities that our patients and families get to enjoy include a holiday book and toy store, a Santa toy event and a delightful parade of lights by local firefighters, police and other community organizers to help light up the night for kids in the hospital. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these events are strictly for patients and their families.


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Why Light the Way?

Each year, Rady Children’s works with the community to bring holiday magic to the kids and families that must spend their holidays at the hospital. We rely on generous donations from our community members to fund events, decorations, toys, and parent-child bonding experiences throughout the holiday season.

Join us as we light the way to a brighter holiday season.

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