UC Davis Children's hospital was decked out in race day gear Tuesday morning as patients and their families helped to spread the word about a big fundraising event this weekend.
The mini race through the pediatrics unit was a chance to draw attention to this weekend's Donut Dash in Land Park. Dianna Sundberg says it's a great way to engage kids and to "be able to draw attention to the fact that we run our programs solely on donations and that the fund raising is really important to us in order to be able to provide the things the kids need while they are here in the hospital."
Sundberg is Childlife and Creative Arts Therapy Manager for the hospital. The 10th annual Donut Dash will be held this Saturday in Sacramento's Land Park. The event raises funds for the Childlife and Creative Arts department. Zack Wandell started the fundraising effort 10 years ago.
"The original goal was to raise a thousand bucks to by a couple of X-boxes. Since then it's just taken off and the community has been very supportive," said Wandell. "This year we will donate over one hundred thousand dollars to the children's hospitals."
The race kicks off at 8:30 this Saturday morning in Land Park. Donut Dash is a 501c3 non-profit and is run entirely by volunteers.
More information and registration is at www.donutdash.org.