Our Programs

Quality of Life Activities & Events

PADRES hosts a variety of annual holiday celebrations and special events that benefit the entire family throughout the year. These events offer patients and their family an opportunity to come together in celebration to enjoy a fun-filled day in an emotionally safe and joyous environment.

For sponsorship opportunities on upcoming activities, please contact Gerry de la Rosa at 818.980.0208 ext.228 or via e-mail at gdelarosa@iamhope.org

  • Clinic Activities

    Executed in partnership with the Child Life Specialists team at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, PADRES sponsors monthly, on–site holiday art educational activities that benefit both hospitalized and outpatient children and their families.

    This program helps ensure that educational enrichment continues for the patient and his or her extended family, especially for those children who have been displaced from an academic environment due to compliance requirements with the treatment regimen. (See photos)

  • Celebrity Visits & Sporting Events

    Periodically, PADRES will host visits from entertainers and celebrities interested in greeting children currently undergoing treatment and their families. In addition, families are frequently afforded opportunities to attend local sporting and other entertainment-related events (circus performances, professional soccer, baseball, hockey and basketball games), compliments of various community-based agencies and private donors. (See photos)

  • Annual Easter Celebration

    An Easter egg hunt, food, music and arts & crafts are all part of the day’s festivities at PADRES’ Annual Easter Party for families whose children are undergoing treatment for cancer at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and other local Los Angeles pediatric cancer medical institutions. (See photos)

  • Annual Family Picnic & Carnival

    PADRES' largest family and media event, this activity is held in the summer as a “kick–off” for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September). More than 4,000 children, families and community volunteers from throughout Southern California region come together for a fun-filled day of celebration, including food, musical entertainment, celebrity appearances, carnival games & rides, arts & crafts, and much more. (See photos)

  • Halloween Party

    PADRES hosts an annual Halloween Party for families whose children are undergoing treatment for cancer at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and other local Los Angeles hospitals. Children, families and community volunteers from the Southern California region participate in a fun-filled evening, including food, music, celebrity guests, a costume contest, arts & crafts, and much more. (See photos)

  • Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

    This day of celebration includes a host of children activities, lunch, music and the distribution of a complete thanksgiving dinner basket to many of our low-income families. (See photos)

  • Annual Holiday Posada

    Traditional Latin American holiday dishes, mariachi music, celebrity guests, photographs with Santa Claus, and arts & crafts are just a small part of PADRES’ Annual Holiday Party for children, families and community volunteers. (See photos)

For additional information on upcoming events, please contact Gerry de la Rosa at 818.980.0208 ext.228 or via e-mail at gdelarosa@iamhope.org