EVENTS

Our annual fundraising events help us provide much-needed support

for the children at Hospital Infantil de las Californias.

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25th Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, October 13th, Foundation for the  Children of the Californias kicked off its 25th Anniversary Celebration at The Prado Restaurant at Balboa Park. It was a beautiful night to celebrate such a special occasion. From the courtyard appetizers and silent auction bidding to the ballroom dinner and benefit program, guests enjoyed a full evening of entertainment.

The program also included an awards ceremony for those who have gone above and beyond to support the Foundation and the children of the region over the past 25 years. A ‘Raise-the-Paddle’ auction followed to raise funding for the PAPI program. The Foundation is thrilled to share over $110,000 was raised to support the PAPI program during this portion of the program alone! As a result, even more children who would otherwise be unable to afford medical services will be able to receive financial assistance and receive the medical care they need.

The Foundation is ever so grateful to our generous supporters and friends who joined us for such a memorable and special evening!

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The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history – which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in a musical “shoot out of the hits” featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, Beatles for Sale and Hollywood Stones. Alternating power sets with the two bands coming together on stage for an amazing encore, makes this show a once-in-a-lifetime event.”

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The Santana Experience

January 27, 2018 at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.  The “Santana Experience” will help maintain the Santana Telehealth Project between Tiopa Santuario de Luz, in Autlan, Jalisco, Carlos’ hometown and Hospital Infantil de las Californias, in Tijuana, Baja California, a state-of-the-art specialized pediatric hospital.  A project which launched in 2016, through the collaborative efforts of Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation and the Foundation for the Children of the Californias

June 12, 2016

Over 600 cyclists descended on south San Diego on Sunday, June 12th for the third annual “Salsa Ride at the Border” organized by the Foundation for the Children of the Californias on behalf of the Hospital Infantil de las Californias. The event was a huge success, raising funds for the Hospital’s ophthalmology efforts to prevent blindness and vision disorders in children.

The ride began and ended with a festive celebration at the “San Diego Outlets at the Border” in San Ysidro and offered a scenic passage through Otay Lakes, Chula Vista, Eastlake and Jamul.