Kids Day 2016

Can you spare a dollar? One dollar goes a long way to help sick and injured children. Join ABC30, The Fresno Bee and Valley Children's Hospital for the 29th Annual Kids Day, Tuesday, March 8th. More than 6,000 volunteers will be selling special editions of the Fresno Bee all over the Central Valley. Proceeds benefit Valley Children's Hospital. The newspaper only costs a dollar. Every buck matters because it costs more than one million dollars a day to operate Valley Children's Hospital. ABC30 was live on Tuesday, March 8 at Celebrity Corner on Shaw and Blackstone encouraging viewers to give.

You can also participate without ever leaving your home! Pick up your phone and text the word KIDSDAY to 41444 to select a donation amount and make your gift to Valley Children's Hospital today. Message and data rates may apply. Terms:

Text STOP to 41444 to stop. Text HELP to 41444 for help.

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Molly Marquez

Molly Marquez interview

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Can you spare a dollar? One dollar goes a long way to help sick and injured children.

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Todd Suntrapak

Todd Suntrapak interview

Cool facts about Kids Day and Valley Children's Hospital:

  • Buy a newspaper or give your donation to one of our volunteers in the orange vests

  • 100% of every donation stays in the Central Valley

  • Valley Children's is one of the largest children's hospitals in the state and Valley Children's Healthcare is one of the biggest pediatric healthcare networks in the country, as well.

  • Valley Children's is a not-for-profit hospital

  • The hospital's mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive health care services to children, regardless of their ability to pay, and to continuously improve the health and wellbeing of children.


Naima Gutierrez is five years old and lives in Merced. When she was two, she was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney. It's a rare form of cancer. She's going on two years cancer-free.

She's one of more than 100 kids Valley Children's diagnose with cancer each year. Valley Children's Hospital's Cancer and Blood Diseases Center is the largest of its kind on the West Coast.

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Naima Gutierrez and her parents speak to Action News

Interview with Kids Day ambassador Naima Gutierrez and her family