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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 Kris Nakamura at (323) 850-7901 or via e-mail at knakamura@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...



Campamento Familiar (Family Camp)
PADRES partners with Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times to send patients and their families to camp for a weekend. Offered twice per year, “Campamento” enables the entire family to escape the hospital environment and seize an opportunity to spend quality time together and meet other Latino families fighting the battle against cancer. 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 (323) 850-7901 ext.228 or via e-mail at gdelarosa@iamhope.org.



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