Farmer Boys will once again sponsor Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital 34th Annual Children’s Day. The restaurant chain has proudly sponsored the event for the last 8 years and supports LLUCH year-round through annual fundraisers and opportunities like Children’s Day.
The free event, which will take place Wednesday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. next to Loma Linda University Drayson Center, is a community health fair aimed at providing young children (ages three to eight years old) with non-threatening exposure to a hospital setting. Local children and families are invited to participate in various hands-on learning activities designed to ease nervousness about being in a hospital. Activities will include a Teddy Bear Clinic, where kids can bring a doll or stuffed animal for a check-up; Fire Safety booth, where children will learn to extinguish a fire using water and fire balloons; Show & Tell with Dr. Bill Hayes, featuring an array of creatures like rattlesnakes, lizards, and much more. The annual health fair attracts more than 1,500 local children and their parents each year.
Since 2000, Farmer Boys has donated nearly $870,000 to LLUCH. The money has been used to purchase heart monitors and vein viewers, fund Children’s Day and the development of a new Children’s Hospital tower and has helped provide world-class clinical care and outreach programs to children in the Inland Empire and beyond.
“At Farmer Boys, it is one of our proudest achievements as a company to be established, fervent partners with Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and to continuously support their selfless work through these annual fundraisers and events,” said Karen Eadon, President and COO of Farmer Boys. “Children’s Day is vitally important in making sure that local children feel comfortable in LLUCH or at any hospital. It is an honor for us to be involved as the title sponsor once again. We’re very passionate about supporting LLUCH in all that they do for the community!”