We regret to inform you that our 4th Annual Kentucky Derby Party is cancelled.

Dear Friends,

As the situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to evolve, UCSF must take action to ensure the health and safety of our communities. Consequently, it is with heavy hearts that we must cancel our upcoming event, which was scheduled for May 2nd at . While we regret having to make this decision, safeguarding our communities and protecting public health is a top priority for UCSF.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have already made a contribution, a member of our team will be reaching out to you directly.
If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Ingram at beverly.ingram@ucsf.edu or call 415-476-6400.
It’s times like these when our patients rely heavily on resources such as The Ambassador’s Fund. We hope you will consider a contribution to the fund to help make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.
To learn more about UCSF’s response to COVID-19, please visit our website.

With deep gratitude,
Kim Murphy
Director, Special Events & Community Relations
UCSF Health
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco

Because of your support for the Ambassadors....

  • 58 families enjoyed a Mother's Day celebration during their stay at the hospital
  • 200 families in need received gas cards, Greyhound or Amtrak tickets so they could visit their hospitalized children
  • 500 children received an intervention from our full-time therapy dog and her Child Life Specialist handler to provide the kids with comfort and distraction from painful procedures
  • 1,250 children worked with a child life specialist to help prepare them for surgery and other medical procedures

Founded in 2014, the Ambassadors are a diverse group of volunteers who share a deep love and concern for children. Through philanthropy, volunteerism, and community outreach, our goal is to ensure that the needs of children and their families are provided for during their time at the hospital.

Ranked among the nation’s best in 10 specialties, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco draws patients from around the world. Many families uproot their lives to come to San Francisco so their child can received treatment, and the burden on a family is enormous.

Join the Ambassadors at the annual Kentucky Derby Party to raise awareness and support for our kids’ and families’ needs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco!

For more information about the group and event contact ambassadors@ucsf.edu.


The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals has raised $60 million in just eight years.