Don't miss the following fun yearly events on our calendar above.
Annual Fashion Show Gala: Now in its 28th year, this spectacular gala is our largest psychosocial event and our major fundraiser for our education and support programs. A highlight is a runway show with fashions complements of Macy's featuring children and teens living with Type 1 diabetes, along with professional models. Other features include a silent auction and dinner. Help us keep childhood special for the children of PADRE. We ask that you partner with us to be a vital part in the success of our mission. For more information, visit PADRE Fashion Show.
Catalina Island Adventure Camp: This weekend is designed for youth 11-17 years of age who are living with Type 1 diabetes and their friends. It is a getaway filled with team-building challenges, marine activities, diabetes education and a variety of opportunities for personal growth. Long Beach Marine Institute and its staff host the nature activities, and a medical team monitors the campers' diabetes control throughout the weekend. For more information, visit PADRE Adventure Camp.
Surfing With Diabetes: Every June, our teens hit the surf in Dana Point, Orange County. The day is packed with beach activities, sport games, prizes and surf instruction by volunteers. It is a great opportunity for teens to build relationships under the supervision of diabetes-educated counselors.
Harvest Carnival: This event has the reputation of being an incredible day for the whole family. Costumes, games, crafts, face painting are among the many highlights of our fall festival. The event provides a wonderful environment, carefree day takes the focus off of candy, which can be a temptation during this time of the year, and demonstrates to young diabetic children that they are not alone.
Riding the Wave of Diabetes Workshop & BBQ: Receiving the diagnosis of diabetes releases a flood of emotions. Come learn how children with diabetes and their parents are Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones!
Annual Holiday Party: This seasonal affair brings together families who have lived with diabetes for years and those who are conquering their first difficult year. The event includes community bonding, crafts, bowling, food and a visit from Santa.
Posada Event: Here, we host a Christmas celebration in the Spanish tradition for those living with Type 1 diabetes. Join us for wonderful food, music and company.
Snowy Nights: This is a themed dressed evening of dinner, dancing and socializing for teenagers 13-18 who are living with Type 1 diabetes and their friends. For more information, visit PADRE Snowy Nights
Family Winter Camp: The PADRE Foundation and Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc. collaborate to hold a Family Winter Camp each January. Families enjoy organized activities, discussions regarding diabetes, guest speakers, snow sledding and a chance to get to know others living with Type 1 diabetes.