UC Davis Children’s Hospital relies on people in our community to help create a place of healing and hope for the kids and their families. You don’t have to be a big corporation to make a big difference.

Here you’ll find news and stories about the generosity of donors and organizations that support UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the kids and families we serve.

These are the individuals, the families, the doctors, the corporations, the organizations and community members that help to ensure that every child gets the finest medical care – and every family receives the compassion and support they deserve. These are the miracle makers’ stories.


Wild Bill does it again, donating thousands to UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Colorful is one way to describe him. From his past to his ink, there’s a vibrant story to be told about Wild Bill Hill. One of hell-raising, Harleys and Ed Hardy, but most of all … heart. Wild Bill, center back, presents a check to PICU staff at UC Davis Children's Hospital. For 17 years, Wild Bill has been raising m [...]

By | 2018-03-16T21:20:33+00:00 March 16, 2018|Uncategorized|

Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $73,878 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department

As part of a nationwide corporate program by Spirit Halloween Superstores, local store operators Kirk and Shanda Pierce presented a check for $73,878 to the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis. Members of their in-store teams were also on hand to celebrate this 2017 campaign fundraising total an [...]

By | 2018-03-09T21:45:22+00:00 March 9, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet the Miracle Maker: Darrin Gilmore

Darrin Gilmore, far right, at the Red Carpet Black Tie Ball. As general manager of Gilmore Heating, Air, Solar, Darrin Gilmore is one busy guy. This family business, started by Darrin’s dad, John, continues to grow and expand. But despite this, Darrin has never lost sight of the “service” mentality he learned from hi [...]

By | 2018-03-02T23:04:22+00:00 March 2, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet the Miracle Maker: Olivia Schlanger

Olivia Schlanger is the executive director of Davis Dance Marathon, held this year on Sunday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the UC Davis ARC Ballroom. Davis Dance Marathon is a 12-hour event that brings together the UC Davis community for a day of games, performances, dance lessons, arts/crafts, food and speec [...]

By | 2018-02-16T18:54:08+00:00 February 16, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet the Miracle Maker: Zack Wandell

Zack Wandell is the man behind the Donut … or more accurately, the Donut Dash. In its 10th year, this Sacramento race through Land Park and to Marie’s Donuts supports Child Life programs at local hospitals. This is the third year UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department has been in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T18:28:42+00:00 February 8, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet the Miracle Maker: Tom Chandler

Tom Chandler started his journey with CMN as a donor and a CMN golf tournament attendee. But his interest and involvement has grown since those early days. He is now a CMN Business Council member, a vocal advocate for UC Davis Children’s Hospital and was co-chair of last year’s CMN Friendship Invita [...]

By | 2018-01-04T00:29:09+00:00 January 4, 2018|Profile|

Support Sisters with Blisters

Sisters with Blisters This Sunday, Emilie Nemchak and Rachel Stice will be running their first marathon at the California International Marathon in Sacramento and will be raising funds for Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis at the same time! Help support them and the hospital by making a donation and let's see t [...]

By | 2017-11-29T06:13:51+00:00 November 29, 2017|Profile|

Your donations in action: Pulmonary Function and Exercise Testing Lab helps pediatric congenital heart patients

Five-year-old Zoey Kenison slips her feet onto the bike pedals and begins cycling, hands gripping the handle bars. But this is no ordinary bike. It’s a pediatric cycle ergometer, a fixed stationary bike that measures her heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram and breath-by-breath respiratory indices, includin [...]

By | 2017-10-30T23:29:08+00:00 October 30, 2017|Programs|