Bid for the Kids, Power of One Gala


Thank you to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers that made the 38th annual Bid for the Kids, Power of One Gala Presented by the Will Irwin Memorial Fund a huge success!

During this year’s celebration, we honored Joanna and Mike Irwin with the Save a Life Award. Their dedication to building a legacy full of light for their beloved son Will continues to inspire the entire PCRF community to unite in the fight against childhood cancer.

Moved by their journey, their story, and the Power of One life – Will’s memory – paddles were raised throughout the room to raise over $430,000 – the most raised at the Bid for the Kids Gala in PCRF history! 

We are forever grateful for your support and commitment to celebrating our survivors, honoring those we’ve lost, and giving hope to the children that are still fighting.

There is till time to show your Power of One, by making a donation in the fight against childhood cancer.

Mission Focused

PCRF continues the critical work of championing leading edge research that promises the best hope for a cure for childhood cancer. Together, we can advance pediatric cancer research.

Your Generosity Will Keep Hope Alive!

While we cannot gather together, patients and researchers are still counting on us to go above and beyond to support children facing childhood cancer.


Together with other like-minded philanthropists, executives, and community supporters we will raise funds with the best hope for a cure.

Introducing our Save a Life Honorees

Joanna & Mike Irwin

On January 21, 2019, their 3-month old firstborn son, Will, was diagnosed with cancer. To date, the cancer is undiagnosed and has stumped pediatric oncologists across the country. Will endured five months of chemotherapy, numerous surgeries, and immunotherapy. Tragically, Will went home to heaven on May 31, 2019, one day before he would have been eight months old.

In honor of their son Will’s legacy of light and determination, Joanna and Mike Irwin have chosen to be unyielding advocates for PCRF. Thanks to Mike and Joanna, the community of supporters grows, and more leading-edge research is being funded. Your gift establishes you as someone who cares, someone who makes a difference.

Please show your “Power of One” by joining PCRF and the Irwin Family in the fight against pediatric cancer by becoming a sponsor or donor of this special night.

Thank You To Our Power of one Sponsors


platinum sponsors


The Neglia Family


Evan Fears & Schuttert, LLP
Orange Aluminum
TRG Land, Inc.


The Mike & Michelle Carter Family
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Glenn & Jane Fowler


Frank & Deidre Campbell
Chef Leslie Ann Catering
Larry & Amy Dalphy
The Kyte Family
O’Donnell Real Estate
Madalyn Marie Creative
Dwayne and Debbi Mears
Bryan and Jeanne Stirrat
John and Kim Weiner


Eddie Acosta is a trusted partner of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Thanks to thoughtful planning and production, we are able to highlight and elevate our events to better fundraise and share our mission. 

Thank you, Eddie, for all you do to make PCRF shine!


Kyle Lemburg and his team of trusted photographers and videographers are trusted partners of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Through his photography and videography talents, we have been able to share our mission and tell our stories in creative multimedia formats, and capture genuine moments at each of our signature events throughout the year.

Thank you, Carter, for being our photographer-extraordinaire for the day!

2021 Event Photos Coming Soon!

Full event photography will be available on our Facebook page!