Miracle Makers

Whether you’re part of a large corporation or a small community organization, you can become a Rady Children’s Miracle Maker.

It’s fun and creative. And it’s profoundly important.

What is a Miracle Maker?

Miracle Makers are individuals, clubs, businesses or groups of friends who hold fundraising events for Rady Children’s, raising at least $500 annually.

Your enthusiasm and commitment will make your fundraising efforts truly shine, building a spirit of giving among friends, family and co-workers. And we’ll help you develop your ideas.

There’s No Limit to How You Can Help

You don’t have to be a big corporation to make a big difference. By raising $500 a year, the impact you have on research and patient care is real. Plus, you’ll be helping us spread the word about the important work that happens here at Rady Children’s every day.

Miracle Maker events range from bake sales and dance marathons to huge corporate events and golf tournaments, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars.

You can even create your own fundraising page to share your story with others.  Setting up a page is easy.  You don't need technical skills, just creativity!  Click here and get started today!

For more information, please call Rady Children's Hospital Foundation at 858.966.5988 or email miraclemakers@rchsd.org.

You will help a child. And that is a very special kind of miracle.


Meet Miracle Maker Sunshine Horton

When Sunshine Horton came to America in 1957 as a 10-year-old girl from Mexico, she always knew she wanted to give back to the community. “I got involved with Rady Children’s in the late ‘80s as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for adopting me,” says Sunshine. She began her volunteerism by selling the special edition of the Union-Tribune Kids’ NewsDay 20 years ago. “It was the beginning of a very long journey of giving back,” she recalls.

Sunshine continued giving back by thinking of creative ways to raise money for the Hospital. “It was my 50th birthday and, in lieu of gifts, I asked my friends and people I met to donate money to the cause.” She organized a walk from the Hospital to El Cajon, found a sponsor through her law enforcement connections, and agreed to shave her head as a sign of moral support for kids with cancer. The walk went on to be an annual event, raising more money year after year. 

Sunshine continues to get creative with her fundraising strategies.  On her birthday in 2009, she led an all-night “dance-a-thon,” beginning August 14 at noon and ending 23 hours later on August 15 at 11 a.m. Members of the community were invited to dance with Sunshine and feed money to the piñata, proceeds of which were donated to Rady Children’s. 

Sunshine Horton is a true ray of light to Rady Children’s.

Share Your Story

If you've made a gift to Rady Children's, fundraised or volunteered for the Hospital, we'd love to hear your story. By sharing it, you'll be helping us inspire others through our website and other publications.  Send your story to sborree@rchsd.org.

Become a Miracle Maker. It's fun and creative. And it's profoundly important.

Sunshine always knew she wanted to give back to the community.

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