PADRES hosts a variety of annual holiday celebrations and special events that benefit the entire family. These events offer patients and their family members different opportunities to come together and enjoy a fun-filled day in a safe environment.


Periodically, PADRES will host special visits from artists, entertainers, and celebrities interested in bringing joy and HOPE to families whose children are currently undergoing treatment.


Thanks to the generosity of various donors, PADRES families are frequently afforded opportunities to attend local sporting, movie premieres, and other entertainment-related events (circus performances, professional soccer, baseball, hockey and basketball games).


PADRES hosts a quarterly movie night at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.These movie nights offer families staying at the House along with outpatient families an evening to escape from their day-to- day routine with a movie for the family. Evening includes: dinner, arts and crafts, games, movie, and movie snacks.


PADRES partners with Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times to send patients and their families to camp for the weekend. Offered twice per year, “Campamento” enables the entire family to escape the hospital environment, enjoy a beautiful mountain setting, and take advantage of an opportunity to spend quality time with other Spanish-speaking children and families fighting the battle against cancer.


PADRES hosts a Mother’s Day pampering event for our “warrior moms” who, for most households, remain the primary care givers of the home and the primary care-takers for the patient on treatment.  This day of pampering day offers mothers, grandmothers, and other primary care-takers an opportunity to relax and receive the much-deserved TLC for the day.  Activities include:  lunch, massages, hair, make-up, and nail services.


PADRES’ Annual Family Picnic is an event held for over 400 patients and their family members. Patients who attend are undergoing treatment or have recently completed treatment for cancer or other blood disorders at partner hospitals throughout Southern California. The event is held every summer. Families will enjoy a fun-filled day with arts & crafts, lunch, live music, celebrity appearances, and day access to a Southern California theme park (Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, Disneyland, or Universal Studios).


Great food, music, arts and crafts, special guests are all part of the day’s festivities at PADRES’ annual Holiday celebrations. Children and families from Southern California are invited to participate in this special family activity. Holidays include: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, and Christmas.

If you would like to learn more about our family activities, please contact Team PADRES:




PADRES Contra El Cáncer        Mailing Address: PO Box 2281 Toluca Lake, CA 91602      Phone/Fax: (888) 441.0056      Email:

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