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NEWS | January 17, 2017

Register for Donut Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

Photo of UC Davis Child Life staff with donut
This year's Donut Dash benefits the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children's Hospital.

The ninth annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

Donut Dash participants will run four miles, stopping at the two-mile mark to eat four doughnuts (or six doughnut holes) at Marie's Donuts, before racing to the finish line. The Donut Dash is open to competitive runners, casual joggers and families.

Last year's Donut Dash raised $34,000 for the department. Funds raised were used to purchase laptop computers, iPads, Kindles, musical instruments, toys, books, games and more for hospitalized children at UC Davis Children's Hospital. This year, UC Davis Child Life is hoping to raise even more.  

The Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital helps to minimize the anxiety of hospitalization, increase understanding and strengthen coping skills while helping children to continue their typical growth and development.

To register, visit http://donutdash.org/ and choose to support the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Download the flyer.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as the West Coast's only Level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.