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Kids Day

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 20 communities to help raise funds to support Valley Children's greatest needs. The special edition Kids Day newspaper features compelling patient stories and photography illustrating the vital pediatric medical care that Valley Children's Hospital provides.  

We encourage you to support the 37th annual Kids Day on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Ways to Give

Donate Online. Click Here. Register to Volunteer! Text-To-Give. Text GEORGE to 20222 Kids Day Volunteer Registration is Now Closed

Registration is now closed. 

Please contact Valley Children's Healthcare Foundation at 559-353-7100 or email us at to inquire about late registration information, how to get involved or ways to support Kids Day.


Meet Jeremy - Valley Children's Kids Day Ambassador


He’s a young hero whose imagination knows no bounds. He finds joy in constructing vibrant cities with magnetic tiles, creating a world of adventure for his beloved superhero action figures, led by his favorite, Spiderman.

But Jeremy’s life is more than just play. He faces a formidable foe called Hemoglobin H Constant Spring, a type of alpha thalassemia, a challenge he shares with his younger siblings, Tinsely and Ryser. This condition was an unexpected adversary, diagnosed through newborn screening, and Jeremy’s first blood transfusion came at just 6 months old.

Today, eight years later, Jeremy’s appointments are frequent and lengthy, lasting three to five hours every three to four weeks. Yet, it’s during these moments that Jeremy’s boundless imagination shines, helping him endure the challenges he faces.

Optimizing Care and Support

Although Jeremy has an inherited condition, it was a surprise to both his parents, who later learned through genetic counseling support that they were both carriers. Despite their shared diagnosis, each child’s unique needs are addressed with care. They rely on regular transfusions to maintain a good quality of life.

"Jeremy comes to every appointment with his younger siblings. All three of them are transfusion dependent, which means they have to be transfused every three to four weeks to maintain an adequate quality of life," explained Dr. Latha Rao, Valley Children’s pediatric hematologist/ oncologist. "Each appointment starts with getting labs drawn and having an IV placed either by the RN or the vascular team, who use an ultrasound machine. These chronic transfusions have side effects, including iron overload, which needs regular monitoring – yearly ultrasounds of the abdomen, echocardiograms, MRIs, measurement of iron in the body and audiology and endocrine evaluation. All three of them have different iron levels, so they are being managed slightly differently."

Jeremy is a superhero like no other

Just as he conquers the uncertainty of his genetic condition, he stands as the central hero in his magnetic city, inspiring hope and resilience. Jeremy’s father, Kong, attests to the journey’s challenges but also celebrates the remarkable progress in medical care that has positively impacted their lives, nurturing trust and resilience in their family’s heartwarming story.

“Our entire experience required a lot of heart and trust and I have been able to confidently get to that place because I have witnessed medical progress and the positive impact that care has had on my kids’ lives,” shared Kong, Jeremy’s dad.


Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of Kids Day 2024!

Kids Day Partners

Super Kid Sponsors


Big Kid Sponsors


Kids at Heart Sponsors

Bee Sweet Citrus
Central Valley Community Bank
Enterprise Mobility
Eye-Q Vision Care
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Kruger Construction, Inc.
Price Paige & Company, CPA’s
Steven and Jessica Spencer
Villane Ward Insurance Services A Relation Company
Westech Systems LLC dba Sol-Tek Solar
Wild Electric