Bid for the Kids, Power of One Gala


Join us on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for our 38th annual Bid for the Kids, Power of One Gala. Together we will dine, dance and bid surrounded by the cool ocean breeze of the beautiful Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA. Your participation is critical in the process of generating new waves of treatments for families facing childhood cancers.

Determined to transform pediatric cancer care by accelerating research breakthroughs for 40 years, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has one goal: to make it possible for all children facing childhood cancer to beat their disease and realize their full potential.

Every child facing cancer deserves an opportunity to experience the best possible outcome.

This difference starts with you! Show your “Power of One” by partnering with PCRF 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 2020 Sponsors

Matching Gift Sponsors

A huge thank you goes out to all of the generous Bid for the Kids donors who helped raise $15,000 for PCRF. It is because of you that our partners at Orange Aluminum, Boroff & Nyberg, and Shulman Bastian Friedman & Bui have matched your donations, raising $30,000 in just 5 days!

Cure Seekers

Frank & Deidre Campbell
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck
Steve & Shirley Quackenbush
Robert & Wanda Zimmer

Partners In Hope

The Carter Family
Glenn & Jane Fowler
The Neglia Family
John & Kim Weiner

Videography Sponsor

Kyle Lemburg is a trusted partner 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, Kyle, for sharing your proficient talents with PCRF to help tell our story.

2019 Event Photos

We want to thank Kyle Lemburg for capturing this year’s event.
Event photography is available on our Facebook page!