Show You Care.
Light Up Dr. Bear.
Give kids and their families a reason to believe this holiday season.
When you donate, you light up our beloved mascot, Dr. Bear, at the hospital. Patients and their families will see you care — at the speed of light!
Your generosity brings them hope, healing and brighter futures through world-class care and lifesaving research.
Please donate via credit card to experience our Light Up Dr. Bear app.
Care providers always treated my daughter like she was the most important person in the room. The little things meant so much — the nurse who turned on a cartoon to distract Naomi while her spinal fluid was drawn and the staff person who brought her holiday crafts so she could still celebrate in the hospital.
Parent of Children's National patient, Naomi
Meet Our Patients
A few weeks after Morgan was born, her dads learned that she was deaf. A life-changing procedure and expert care at Children’s National gave her the gift of hearing and opened a world of opportunities.
Alfie enjoys dancing, playing and taste-testing all kinds of food. After overcoming a life-threatening infection in the NICU as a baby, he came home at 4 months old for a healthy new start. Alfie’s family treasures celebrating the holidays all together.
Sofia has been in and out of the hospital since she was a baby for complex care but smiles even on her hardest days. One day she wants to be a nurse or doctor to help kids like her. Over the holidays, she enjoys music with her family and eats grapes for good luck in the new year.
Holden is a singer, dancer and swimmer. Thanks to his care team, he had a successful heart surgery this year and leads a happy, healthy life. He looks forward to sprinkling glitter in his front yard over the holidays to guide reindeer to his home, hopefully with a new Lego set in tow.
Miles loves drawing, watching football and playing soccer. As he was high-risk for developing asthma, he joined a research study to stay healthy and help other kids in the future. He looks forward to opening presents, decorating the tree and relaxing symptom-free over winter break.
Thank you to our generous community partners.
Marriott Bethesda Downtown at HQ
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Marriott Tysons Corner
Old Takoma Ace Hardware
Old Town Ace Hardware
Petworth Ace Hardware
PR Run & Walk
Praline Bakery - The Wharf
Praline Bakery - Bethesda
Renaissance Arlington Capital View
Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/Duke Street
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown
Residence Inn DC Downtown
Residence Inn Gaithersburg
Silver Spring Ace Hardware
Southwest Soda Pop Shop
SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg
Tenleytown Ace Hardware
The Spa K
The Westin Georgetown, Washington DC
The Westin Reston Heights
The Westin Washington DC Downtown
TownePlace Suites Alexandria Fort Belvoir
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington Marriott Georgetown
We Art Fun
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
ZAVAZONE - Rockville
ZAVAZONE - Sterling