fundraising events

Reaching for the Cure Run/Walk – March 25, 2018 @ Irvine Valley College
Mar 25 all-day

Best family 5k walk in orange county! 

best feel-good half marathon in the oc!

Mark your calendars for this Orange County favorite for all distances coming this Spring! The Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Run is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary on March 25, 2018 at Irvine Valley College.

Last year over 34,967 miles were dedicated to pediatric cancer research thanks to the 5,000 runners, walkers, cyclists, sponsors and volunteers that came out from all over Southern California in an effort to Reach for the Cure!  Help kids fight cancer. Register today and dedicate your miles to pediatric cancer research! Are you in?

Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon Run/Walk logoEvent Information:
Irvine Valley College
7:00AM – Half Marathon (13.1 miles/timed)
7:15AM – Orange Aluminum 5K Run (3.1 miles/timed)
7:45AM – Seyfarth Shaw 10K Run (6.2 miles/timed)
9:30AM – Cox, Castle & Nicholson 5K Walk (3.1 miles/untimed)
11:00AM – 1K kids’ fun run (untimed)


– Beautiful PR-Ready Course
– Great Views & Serene Run Along Trails
– Half Marathon Race Jacket with Reg 
– Tech Tee for Half Marathoners & Premium Shirt for 5K/10K participants
– Awesome Finishers Medals 
– Finisher Pint Glass Awards
– Fundraising Incentives for Individuals & Teams
– Easy, Convenient and FREE Parking
– Spectacular Finish Line Expo & Kids Zone
– Special Birthday Festivities for our 20th Year!


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Ways to Volunteer, click here.
2017 Results with Gemini Timing, click here.

R.D. Olson Construction Charity Golf Tournament @ Oak Creek Golf Club
Apr 23 all-day

The 8th Annual R.D. Olson Construction Charity Golf Tournament
R.D. Olson Construction Logo

A Networking Event for the Real Estate & Construction Industries
Benefiting Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation


Participants of RD Olson Charity Golf



Western Round Up – June 10, 2018 @ Oak Canyon Private Park
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Western Round Up - June 10, 2018 @ Oak Canyon Private Park | Silverado | California | United States


Join us for a fun day celebrating oncology families from all over Southern California. The Western Round Up is PCRF’s only FUN-raiser event each year, and our team looks forward to hosting a “cancer-free” afternoon outside the hospital walls. Let us bring a smile to your child’s face with carnival games, attractions, petting zoo, reptiles, fishing, crafts, prizes and more!

On this day the patients become the sheriffs! Each child will receive a sheriff’s badge for the day upon arrival. Together with your family you can enjoy a worry-free experience at an enclosed, private park where kids can roam free. There are prizes and experiences at every corner. Lunch is provided thanks to our friends at In-N-Out Burger.

Everyone will gather for the Flight of the Doves at 2:45pm in honor of those who have fought cancer. Dove Tributes are available to those who want to make a donation in Memory or in Honor of a Cancer Warrior.

Are you part of an oncology family, or know someone who is? We will add you to our mailing list so you receive an invitation by mail for next year’s event! PCRF is happy to work with oncology departments, social workers, support groups, etc. to bring families together on this special day.

Contact our office for opportunities for sponsors, underwriting, or volunteering and we will connect you up with this great event!


East Coast Golf Tournament – July 9, 2018 @ Hackensack Golf Club
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

11th annual PCRF east coast Golf Tournament

Mark your calendars for PCRF’s 11th annual Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Golf Tournament! Each year we kick-off with a continental breakfast, followed by 18 holes of golf. You and your foursome can have friendly competitions with the on-course contest holes, raffle opportunities, and more. Following the tournament play, golfers will have time to freshen up before cocktail hour begins! Golfers will join more dinner guests for our evening program and live auction.

Proceeds form this longtime favorite golf outing is in support of Dr. Cairo and the research at the PCRF Laboratory. This lifesaving research is happening at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College.

Save the date and join us as we aim to raise the necessary funds for research that is powering hope in families who need hope the most.



Please contact our office to learn more about how you or your organization might partner with us for next year’s event with the gift of sponsorship, gift in-kind donation, auction donation or donating your time to help be part of the planning committee. Catherine Raack can be reached directly at or 949-859-6312.

Rod Carew Golf Classic – August 27, 2018 @ Pelican Hill Golf Club
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Rod Carew Golf groupsave the date: AUGUST 27, 2018

23RD Rod Carew Golf Classic

Rod Carew, Hall of Fame Baseball Great, joins PCRF in hosting the 23rd annual Rod Carew Golf Classic. In 2 decades this Orange County favorite golf tournament has raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research. Join our elite lineup of sponsors as we aim to make a dramatic impact for the most-deserving cancer population – children.


Please contact our Director of Special Events to learn more about how you or your organization might partner with us for next year’s event with the gift of sponsorship, gift in-kind donation, or auction donation. To give of your time and talents, we invite you to join the planning committee to help develop the 23rd annual event in 2018. Erin Arreola can be reached directly at or (949) 859-6312.


6th International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day


6th International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent
and Young Adult
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

September 26th – 29th, 2018
Rotterdam Skyline

Symposium at a Glance

Symposium Information

For more information:  Susie Buchan

Dr. Cairo Symposium Presenter

Dr. Beishuizen Symposium Presenter




UCLA Dribble for the Cure – October 2018 @ Drake Stadium, UCLA Campus
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
UCLA Dribble for the Cure - October 2018 @ Drake Stadium, UCLA Campus | Los Angeles | California | United States


The UCLA Athletic Department and Bruin Basketball are dedicated to giving back to their community and helping others in need. That is why they will be joining forces with PCRF for the 11th consecutive Dribble for the Cure at UCLA. This October over 1,200 kids, families and student athletes will join the Men’s and Women’s Basketball lineup to support the Cancer Research Program at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. When you join the Dribble for the Cure, you are joining a dedicated team in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Sunday, October 2018
UCLA Campus at Drake Stadium

This special event includes teamwork, fundraising, a festival of activities, community booths, a short 1-mile dribble around campus, and closing ceremonies at Pauley Pavillion. With all the fun and excitement, the Dribble for the Cure transcends the importance of fundraising for this deserving cause. UCLA Mattel chooses active oncology patients as Honorary Team Captains to attend the event. Participants get to hear the kids’ stories and understand how they are helping future kids fighting cancer.

8:30am – Registration opens and Dribble for the Cure Festival opens
10:00am – Welcome Ceremony
10:15am – Start of Dribble for the Cure course
11:15am – Finish Line Festivities at Pauley Pavilion

We challenge you to fundraise leading up to the event. Your fundraising will allow you to be eligible for prizes based on the amount of pledge money turned in by the date of the event.


Learn more about Dribble for the Cure