Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Gala to feature Jay Leno


Leading up to their flagship March 9, 2013 Gala, “Stand Up for Rady Children’s Hospital, A Night with Jay Leno” at The Grand Del Mar to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer Care and Blood Disorders, the Rancho Santa Fe Auxiliary Unit members have had a busy and event-filled season already! Fundraising kicked off in October with the “Tee-Off Fore Rady’s” golf tournament at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, raising over $40,000 and featuring the announcement of Jay Leno as their March Gala headliner along with the incomparable music of local favorite “Atomic Groove.” Auxiliary members also turned out in force for Rady Children’s Hospital “Shamu & You Family Walk” at SeaWorld in support of Team “Henry’s Hemophiliacs” which grew to 125 members strong raising an additional $42,000 for the hospital.

This year marks the Unit’s 17th annual Gala and the Rancho Santa Fe Unit is proud to have had it recognized as one of San Diego’s premier social fundraising events. Since 1997, the Rancho Santa Fe Unit has been supporting the mission of Rady Children’s Hospital raising over $8M to fund needed equipment, research, and direct care. Through the commitment and generosity of our sponsors and attendees, the unparalleled comedy of Jay Leno and music of Atomic Groove, along with the tremendous team at the Grand Del Mar and devoted Gala committee members, this event promises to be both a night to remember and one which will signal our community’s commitment to supporting Rady Children’s Hospital.

This year’s Gala has already received the commitment and generosity of sponsorship from both returning and new sponsors in the community. It is this year after year support that makes a vital difference and the Unit extends its sincere appreciation to those individuals already leading the way: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Spiegel - Henry’s Fund, Crest Beverage, Bridgepoint Learning, Ranch & Coast Magazine, VPG, Relational Investors, Accelrys, Inc. , McCain Inc., Redfearn & Associates, and Schubach Aviation

The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary cordially invites you to “Stand Up for Children” and join them for a fabulous evening in support of the fight against childhood cancer and blood disorders. The mortality rate of childhood cancer and blood disorders is greater than that of any other disease — more than that of asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Cancer and life-threatening blood disorders such as hemophilia are indiscriminate, affecting children and their families across San Diego County in unfortunately increasing numbers. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital, Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and event tickets are tax deduction eligible! Reserve yours now at: or by calling 858-414-6296. Find us on Facebook at

Sponsorship and VIP table opportunities still exist for community leaders looking to join the Rancho Santa Fe Unit in hosting this amazing evening. For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gala Chairperson, Shaunna Kahn, at 760-420-1262.