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 Kids Day digital edition of The Fresno Bee features compelling patient stories and photography illustrating the vital pediatric medical care that Valley Children’s Hospital provides.
We encourage you to support the 34th annual Kids Day online or via text. Protecting the health and wellbeing of the community is our first priority.
Ways to Give
For more information on the revised format of Kids Day and how to get involved, please contact Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation at 559-353-7100, or email us at Foundation@valleychildrens.org.
Meet Elise – Valley Children’s Kids Day Ambassador!
Elise was just a happy 5-year-old when she went in for a regular doctor visit. No one, especially her mom and dad, would suspect that anything was wrong. So when her doctor recommended some extra screening because he heard subtle clicking in her heart, they could not have expected that this unprecedented year would also bestow an unexpected diagnosis.
Even though she did not have any of the common symptoms, further testing confirmed that Elise had partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR). Elise refers to it as an upside down heart because it was pumping oxygen-rich blood into her lungs instead of to the rest of her body. During a time like no other, Elise needed a life-saving heart procedure from the experts at Valley Children’s to allow proper blood flow to her lungs and body. After a five-day hospital stay, virtual visits and some extra screen time, Elise made a full recovery.
Today, Elise is even happier and more enthusiastic than ever. She loves ballet class and wants to be a teacher just like her mom. While the year posed its challenges, the specialized care at Valley Children’s brought hope in an unimaginably difficult time, and Elise brought a sparkle that ignited happiness for everyone around her.
Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of Kids Day 2021!
Kids Day Partners
Super Kid Sponsors
Big Kid Sponsors
Kid at Heart Sponsors
99 Pipeline, Inc.
Central Valley Community Bank
Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.
Legacy Health Endowment
Pacific Western Bank
Steven and Jessica Spencer
Tarlton and Son, Inc.
Wild Electric, Inc.
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