Kids Day 2020: Digital Edition
A One-Time Event
Since 1988, Valley Children’s has partnered with ABC30 and The Fresno Bee to orchestrate Kids Day. As one of the largest fundraising events in the Central Valley, Kids Day hosts more than 8,000 volunteers from more than 20 communities selling a special Kids Day edition of The Fresno Bee in exchange for a donation to the Hospital. The paper features compelling patient stories and photography illustrating the vital pediatric medical care that Valley Children’s Hospital provides.
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Kids Day adapted into a one-time Digital Edition to protect the health and safety of the volunteers who signed up to participate and the tens of thousands of generous Valley residents who buy the special edition Fresno Bee sold on street corners from one end of the Valley to the other. We sincerely thank the sponsors, donors and volunteers who supported Kids Day by helping us raise $178,540.
Valley Children’s Hospital strives to be the best children’s hospital in the nation. Kids Day has helped cover millions of dollars in uncompensated care, enabling us to treat kids with potentially life-threatening conditions, but whose families may not have the ability to pay. At Valley Children’s, we send cancer into remission, repair little hearts, and help the tiniest babies to grow big and strong, but we need your support to move the mission forward.
We look forward to seeing you on Kids Day next year!
Meet Finley, Our 2020 Kids Day Ambassador!
When Finley’s family explored their dream of having another baby, that journey led them to adoption. In the same moment they met Finley at just one day old, they also learned that she had a congenital heart defect – transposition of the great arteries (TGA) – meaning that the vessels that pumped blood to her heart were connected the wrong way.
Finley had to undergo lifesaving surgery where the experts at Valley Children’s repaired her heart by correcting the transposition, allowing proper blood circulation. Finley made a full recovery and her parents were thrilled to take their little girl home.
Today, Finley is Valley Children’s Kids Day Ambassador and has grown into a rambunctious little girl who to loves running around, talking and climbing on things. She continues to visit the expert staff at Valley Children’s for a physical every year and her family continues to cherish the family they always dreamed of. To watch Finley's story please click here.
Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of Kids Day 2020!
Kids Day Partners
Super Kid Sponsors
Big Kid Sponsors
Kid at Heart Sponsors
Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.
Steven and Jessica Spencer
Wild Electric, Inc.
Celebrity Corner Sponsor