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Attend an Event

Find an event that speaks to you. Every one of them raises funds to support our world-class pediatric care and research.

A Black pre-teenaged female wearing a formal white gown poses for a portrait at a gala event.
An aerial view of the elegant and dramatic Children's Ball fundraiser.

Children's Ball

Our signature fundraiser is one of Washington, DC's must-attend galas. This black-tie event, held each spring, features a live program, musical performance, auction and dancing.

A jubilant scene at The Race for Every Child with Dr. Bear crossing the finish line alongside runners.

Race for Every Child

Walk or run a 5K this fall for Children's National! The Race for Every Child unites our community around a common vision: to help children grow up stronger.

An emcee addresses the audience at the Children's Hospital White Hat Gala.

White Hat Gala

This is the cybersecurity community's biennial fundraising event. It raises vital funds for our patients. Enjoy an inspirational evening with museum exhibits, dinner and networking.

A scene from A Vintage Affair, a fundraiser for Children's National.

A Vintage Affair

Join us for fine wines, outstanding food and auctions offering unique experiences. Our Founders Auxiliary Board holds this longstanding annual event to fund key initiatives across Children's National.

Performers in a variety of Christmas costumes dance on stage at the Light Up the Season fundraiser.

Light Up the Season

This fun, family-friendly holiday event is hosted by our Founders Auxiliary Board. Discover and buy unique art that our patients create with notable area designers. Enjoy crafts, refreshments and performances.

Students hold up a sign showing that they raised over seven hundred thousand dollars during a dance marathon event.

Dance Marathons and Student-Led Events

Raise the roof while raising funds for exceptional health care. Get Involved in our Dance Marathons and universities across the Washington, DC region. Opportunities abound for K-12 students, too.

On air radio personalities pose with a parent and child at a radiothon event.


On-air radio personalities inspire listeners to donate to Children's National through live interviews and patient stories. These fundraising events connect local radio stations, listeners, patient families and businesses.