Valley Children’s Hospital surpassed its Kids Day fundraising goal once again this year, according to an announcement made Wednesday.
Hospital spokeswoman Zara Arboleda said Kids Day donations produced a total of $634,301. The hospital had set a goal to raise $625,000.
The 32nd annual event sponsored by The Fresno Bee and ABC30 took place March 5 across the San Joaquin Valley. People lined street corners to sell copies of The Bee for a $1 donation, and all proceeds went to the Madera County hospital.
An estimated 8,000 people took part in the event. This year’s total adds to the nearly $9.2 million that has been raised for the hospital with Kids Day events alone.
Anyone still interested in donating can do so by texting “GEORGE” to 80077; $10 will be credited automatically. Donors can also give through the hospital’s website, www.valleychildrens.org/donate.