Our mission is to raise charitable donations and awareness for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland - a hospital for kids throughout Northern California - while providing service, friendship, leadership and education opportunities for our dedicated and diverse membership.
This year, Rowan Branch is supporting the Pediatric Hematology Department
When you raise your paddle at our 2023 Shopping Spree, 100% of your gift will be donated to fund state-of-the-art equipment to benefit children with sickle cell disease at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Our goal is to purchase a Transcranial Doppler (TCD) machine for the sickle cell program. Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) account for the largest share of pediatric stroke. More than 1 in 10 children with SCD are at risk of stroke, which can seriously impair physical, academic, emotional, and social function, and increase the risk of additional strokes and death. The state-of-the-art TCD machine we hope to fund detects the risk of stroke in children with SCD - saving lives and vastly improving quality of life.
Please help us fund this vital piece of equipment!
Since 1914, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has been delivering exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California. Parents choose Children's Oakland because they have the best trained, most experienced specialists with the status as a leading pediatric medical center and Level 1 Trauma Center for specialized pediatric health care, and a genuine passion to treat every child.