While it was not possible to host the Winter Ball in 2020 due to COVID-19, the needs of the patients treated at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and their families persist. Our fundraising efforts are focused in the following areas:
While the Social Services department does not diagnose illnesses or perform surgeries, they make a huge difference in supporting patient families. They provide grocery cards, gas cards, hot meals during long days at the hospital, medical supplies/equipment not covered by insurance, lodging for families who live at a distance from the hospital and more to alleviate the financial strain.
NICU NicView Camera Kits
$3,500 funds a NICU NicView Camera that allows a parent to view the progress of their newborn for days or months while their infant is cared for in the NICU. The camera streams video images around the clock on any device with internet access. These images can be shared with relatives and friends anywhere bringing comfort in stressful times.