May 20 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
The La Playa Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary proudly presents its 28th Annual Celebration of Champions. This is the 28th year we celebrate the heroic efforts of children fighting cancer, their families, and health care professionals. Rady Children’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders offers one of the nation’s top pediatric cancer programs.
The Celebration of Champions®️ is a therapeutic day away from Rady Children’s Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders for 350+ pediatric cancer patients and 2,000+ family and friends at San Diego’s beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park North.
Our Champions- pediatric cancer patients- along with sponsors, family members and celebrities, perform an Olympic-style relay, passing the “Torch of Life” from one to another, symbolizing their spirit and determination to fight their life-threatening disease. There are other activities throughout the day including a ceremony honoring children who have passed on, a fun carnival for Champions, and a special closing ceremony.