We did it!
Our 3rd Annual Touch-A-Truck was a major success! We nearly doubled last year’s truck attendance with over 55 (yes, fifty five!) trucks, big rigs, fire engines, and even the Wells Fargo stage coach to explore! Over 1800 mommies, daddies, and children came out to explore trucks, paint with a professional artist, build airplanes and boxes with Home Depot, honk every horn they could get their hands on, and enter our raffle for a chance to win a ride on a fire engine around town! Several lucky children won a ride on our Touch-A-Truck mascot, a real life Tonka Truck, around the arena! We think some of the dads out there may have been just as excited to win the ride as well!Between sponsorships, ticket sales, and concession sales, Coastal Kids Home Care raised over $34,000 to continue to provide quality health care to children fighting serious illnesses in our community.
Rio Resolution Run: Rio Grill’s Resolution Run is a New Year’s Day tradition and the signature fundraiser for Rio Grill, a Carmel institution since 1983. The run includes a 10k and 5k course that features trails and roads throughout Carmel by the Sea. The run starts at Rio Grill in The Crossroads Carmel, located at Highway One and Rio Road in Carmel. Runners, walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes are encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event. The finish line is located at the historic Carmel Mission Basilica on Rio Road. From there, participants walk back to The Crossroads Carmel for a tasty brunch prepared by Rio Grill and the Kiwanis Club of Monterey, an awards ceremony and a fantastic random prize drawing which is open to all registered runners and walkers. The event has grown from a small grass roots effort to an eagerly anticipated community event attracting over 1,000 participants. This year, Coastal Kids Home Care has been honored to be chosen as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the run for the second time!
In the News
Register-Pajaronian, “A Place of Comfort” Todd Guild, September 4th, 2015
The Salinas Californian, “Nonplussed, thanks to two Salinas nonprofits” Edward Moncrief, April 13th, 2016
Monterey County Weekly, “Network of Caregivers Shuttles Children and Families Through the Complex World of Critical and Life-ending Illness,” Adam Joseph
Coastal Growers Magazine, “Improving Care for Children and Adults with Life-Threatening Illnesses”, Jennifer Pettley
Salinas Valley Memorial HealthCare System, “Coastal Kids, an Essential Resource”
We welcome media inquiries. Please contact Coastal Kids’ Executive Director Margy Mayfield, at 1.800.214.5439 for additional information.