Proceeds from fundraising events are used for programs including Beads of Courage & Music Therapy and activities such as art projects, games, toys, movies, video games, iPads, and exercise equipment. These programs and activities are designed to help children and families cope with their medical experiences, educate children about their illnesses, prepare them for procedures and surgeries, offer normal childhood play experiences, and celebrate holidays and special events during hospitalization.Tesco CEO Shain Thomas presenting a check to (L to R) Dr. Azad Sheikh, John Pappas, Shain Thomas, Amy Medovoy, Greg Walaitis, & Zack Wandell
Every March the Donut Dash is held in Land Park with a stop at Marie's Donuts. Participants start in Land Park then run, jog, or walk 2 miles to Marie's Donuts. At Marie's, participants consume 4 donuts OR 6 donut holes OR nothing at all before making their way back the 2 miles to the start/finish area.
To date, Donut Dash 501(c)3 has donated over $265,000 (through December 2015) to the Child Life Program. Cash & In-kind donation totals include funds raised by the Donut Dash, The Duck Dash, & other events and opportunities.
2009 - Donut Dash - $1500
2010 - Donut Dash 2.0 - $3500
2011 - Donut Dash III - $15,000
2012 - Donut Dash 4-4-4-4 - $35,000
2013 - Donut Dash No5 & The Duck Dash - $60,000
2014 - Donut Dash Seis & The Duck Dash - $61,000
2015 - Donut Dash Lucky #7 & The Duck Dash - $91,000