Every year, Sacramento area residents “adopt” rubber ducks for the chance to win prizes while supporting hospitalized children. The adopter of the winning duck receives a $1,000 Visa gift card. This year, winning ducks will be plucked from a pool by Canine Companions for Independence facility dogs, while fans watch the livestream. Thousands of ducks will be available for adoption.
Those interested in adopting ducks can go to any of the 26 Sacramento area Quick Quack Car Wash locations between Sept. 15-25. The cost is one duck for $5 or three ducks for $10.
“We feel very fortunate to be included in this event,” said Diana Sundberg, Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy manager. “Funds raised by the Duck Dash will be used to help support children while they are in the hospital, including providing toys as well as art and music therapy supplies.”
The Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital helps to minimize the anxiety of hospitalization, increase understanding and strengthen coping skills while helping children to continue their typical growth and development.