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NEWS | August 20, 2014

Door-to-door fundraising scam does not benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

The Sacramento-based UC Davis Health System reminds northern California residents that it never seeks donations using door-to-door solicitors and does not work with organizations that use this fundraising approach.

A resident of Magalia, Calif., advised local law enforcement that a door-to-door solicitor, saying he represented an organization called “Fit for Life,” requested funds that would be used in part to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

“These activities are scams and do not benefit the health system or its children’s hospital in any way,” said UC Davis Police Department Lieutenant James Barbour. “Anyone who is approached by door-to-door solicitors requesting donations on behalf of UC Davis should not give them money and should contact their local law-enforcement agencies.”

To make donations to UC Davis Health System, please contact its Health Sciences Development Department at 916-734-9400 or visit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/giving/ 

UC Davis Health System improves lives by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education and creating dynamic, productive community partnerships. It encompasses one of the country's best medical schools, a 619-bed acute-care teaching hospital, a 1,000-member physician practice group and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Together, they make UC Davis a hub of innovation that is transforming health for all. For information, visit www.healthsystem.ucdavis.edu.