BENEFITING: RADY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION- SAN DIEGO
EVENT DATE: May 10, 2014
Purpose: This event celebrates the heroic efforts of children with cancer, and of their families and health care professionals. All donations and sponsorship funds support the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, and its programs providing social, psychological and emotional support and other assistance to the children and their families throughout the course of illness, treatment and recovery.
The Event: Our Champions - childhood cancer patients - along with sponsors, family members, and celebrities, perform an Olympic-style relay passing the "Torch of Life" from one to another. There are also other activities throughout the day including a Circle of Life honoring those who have passed on. This dynamic and exciting event both provides an enjoyable outing away from the hospital for the children, and symbolizes their remarkable spirit and determination in fighting this life-threatening disease.