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We are asking for your support again this year to ensure that the Hospital can continue to provide exceptional care to all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.


The UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Pediatric Heart Center brings together renowned experts from our San Francisco
and Oakland campuses to offer world-class cardiac care to all children, no matter their medical or financial challenges.. Ranked among the nation’s top programs, our Center treats complex cases in all areas of cardiology, with nearly 15,000 visits each year.

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When 3-year-old Julian was born with a rare genetic disorder causing a life-threatening heart defect, he underwent two open heart surgeries and was hospitalized multiple times at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital before he was just three months old. Mom Millie said that the hospital did an incredible job of tackling her son’s unique and complex needs – all with consideration and compassion. “None of this is what we thought parenting was going to be like. But we had this incredible team with us every step of the way, and we’ve found ourselves in a good place.”

The hospital is committed to always delivering the best possible care to kids like Julian and every child in need. To do so, additional equipment is needed for the Oakland hospital that will increase the accuracy and effectiveness of procedures for the most vulnerable patients - specifically, a Vascular Access Machine that can be used during interventional procedures, including in premature infants with weights as low as 700 grams. Better software means more accurate access with less trauma and shorter procedure times.

Cost: $60,000

Your donation will make a significant difference.
100% of your donations will go to purchase this critical equipment.


funds a NICU NICView camera that allows a parent to view the progress of their newborn for days or months while their infant is care for in the NICU


enables a family who lives more than 75 miles from the hospital to find closer housing for extended stays


provides hot meals for parents spending long hours at the hospital


provides diapers, wipes, baby clothes, diaper bag, blanket, a baby carrier and a gift card, additional supplies such as gas cards for families who may live 50-90 miles away.


purchases an Evenflo SureRide DLX Car Seat. Families often arrive with inappropriate or unsafe car seats. Your support would ensure that a child can ride safely.

By mail/check (preferred):

Make checks payable to:

The Winter Ball


Mail to:
The Winter Ball
Post Office Box 13007
Oakland, CA 94661-0007


By mail/check from a Charitable Trust:


(If payment must be sent to the official address associated with CHB’s Federal Tax ID #94-2227650.)


Please make checks payable directly to:

Children's Hospital Branches, Inc.

Attention: The Winter Ball 

5700 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (T-2)

Oakland, CA  94609-1673


Phone: (510) 428-3355

By sale of Stocks and/or Mutual Funds:


Please call: 

Edward Jones



William Fried   

(510) 704-8854

2161 Allston Way, Suite A, Berkeley CA  94704

Account holder: 

Children's Hospital Branches, Inc.

(Please specify: “Attention: Hill Branch/Winter Ball”)

DTC Number:  0057

Account #: 307-19397-1-8

By Phone:


Please call:

Shand Green

(925) 254-7306 to make your donation or other payment by phone, using a major credit card.

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