After a successful first Donut Dash in 2009, Donut Dash 501(c)3 was started in 2010 to raise funds for the Child Life Program at Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento. Starting with Donut Dash Ate in 2016, the event will benefit the Child Life Programs at Sutter Children's Center & UC Davis Children's Hospital. This expansion will allow Donut Dash funds to benefit even more hospitalized children!
Tesco CEO Shain Thomas presenting a check to (L to R) Dr. Azad Sheikh, John Pappas, Shain Thomas, Amy Medovoy, Greg Walaitis, & Zack Wandell
To date, Donut Dash 501(c)3 has donated over $382,000 (through September 2016) to Sacramento area Child Life Programs. Cash & in-kind donation totals include funds raised by the Donut Dash, The Duck Dash, & other events.
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 ($80,000) & The Duck Dash ($11,000) = $91,000
2016 - Donut Dash Ate ($100,000) & The Duck Dash ($17,000) = $117,000
About Donut Dash 501(c)3
So you feel confident with your donations and participation, Donut Dash 501(c)3 is run entirely by volunteers. Expenses from events are offset by goods and donations from sponsors so that 100% of your registration and/or donation is directed to the Child Life Program. We are committed to funding programs, activities, and "fun stuff" that children use on a daily basis during hospitalization and procedures. Although important, we do not fund research, medical equipment, or staff positions.