Areas of Support

You can choose to fundraise for your favorite child health program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford or Stanford University School of Medicine. Here are 10 suggested areas of support that help improve the lives of children and families:


1. The Children's Fund (area of greatest need)
The Lucile Packard Children’s Fund provides flexible support for the hospital’s greatest needs, including programs that are not covered by insurance. Your support of the Children's Fund helps provide patients and families with the best care today and hope for tomorrow.

2. Center for Autism and Related Diseases
By supporting innovative and collaborative research at the Stanford Autism Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, you help open the door to promising new therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders.

3. Bereavement and Family Guidance Program
The Bereavement and Family Guidance Program at Packard Children’s provides services for families facing the loss of a child, including support groups, written and video materials, and commemorative events, as well as educational sessions for physicians, nurses, and social workers. 

4. Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center
Your support helps our world-class pediatric heart program provide comprehensive treatment and care for patients of all ages, from newborns to young adults.

5. Cancer research
Your support helps pediatric specialists at Stanford School of Medicine turn research discoveries into new therapies, and ensures some of the nation’s best outcomes for children facing cancer and blood diseases.

6. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Improving mental health research and care is one of the most important issues for young people—and our world-renowned Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is working to address this head on. Your Summer Scamper fundraising will support four key strategies: performing forward-thinking research, identifying young people who are at risk or are experiencing early symptoms, providing rapid access to a continuum of care, and widely disseminating knowledge and services. Be a part of the solution and join our team.

7. Allergy and Asthma Research
In response to the growing epidemic of allergies, the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University is working to find the underlying cause and a lasting cure. Your gift through Summer Scamper will strengthen our community outreach to connect, educate, and support allergy patients and their families.

8. Neonatology research
Our hospital saves the lives of some of the tiniest, most fragile newborns. With your support, we can continue to advance neonatal research and ensure a healthier start for more newborns nationwide.  

9. Pulmonary, Asthma, and Sleep Medicine Center
Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults. Your support helps advance important research at our hospital to combat the disorder, including gene therapy and clinical trials.

10. Transplant research
Our pediatric kidney, liver, and intestinal transplant programs continually work to improve the treatment for our patients. Research supported by your donations aims to increase the longevity of transplanted organs, develop bioartificial organs, and limit the need for immunosuppressive drugs by transplant recipients.

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