Proceeds from the race are donated to the Child Life Program at Sutter Children’s Center & UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Funds are used for programs such as Beads of Courage and Music Therapy in addition to activities designed to help children and families cope with their medical experiences. These programs and activities educate children about their illnesses, prepare them for procedures and surgeries, offer normal childhood play experiences (iPads, toys, games, arts and crafts, movies, etc), celebrate holidays and special events, etc.
To date, Donut Dash 501(c)3 has donated over $382,000 (through October 2016) 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 – $1500
2010 – $3500
2011 – $15,000
2012 – $35,000
2013 – $60,000
2014 – $60,000
2015 – $91,000
2016 – $117,000
Donut Dash is a 501(c)3, tax ID 27-1671648. The Donut Dash is run entirely by volunteers, there is no paid staff or consultants, thus maximizing donated proceeds. The costs associated with the event are kept low and offset by the generous support of our sponsors.