Driscoll earns $1.7 million through Fiesta de los Niños event

Fiesta de los Niños is the largest annual fundraising event for the hospital
Fiesta de los Niños
Eric Hamon, President and CEO of Driscoll Health System (from left); Trey and Diana Summers, Fiesta de los Niños Co-Chairs; Blaire and J.R. Turnbull, Fiesta de los Niños Co-Chairs; and Andy Saenz, Regional Manager Public Affairs, Koch Companies Public Sector, at the 30th annual Fiesta de los Niños, Driscoll’s largest fundraising event.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Driscoll Children’s Hospital recently hosted its 30th annual Fiesta de los Niños, which raised more than $1.7 million. Flint Hills Resources led Fiesta de los Niños, Driscoll’s largest annual fundraising event. Every year, 100 percent of the funds raised benefits the hospital and its patients, directly.

The not-for-profit hospital, established in 1953 according to the will of Clara Driscoll, philanthropist and Savior of the Alamo, aims to treat patients so that kids can get back to being kids.

The hospital holds this event to help raise funds to offer the best healthcare possible and provide cutting-edge technology. Funds depend on the generosity of donors.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital will use the funds for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). These two departments help treat children at a time they need critical care the most. The hospital will purchase a mobile CT scanner. The scanner will provide better care for the kids fighting for their health every day at Driscoll.

Valero’s Light Up the Night match also raised more than $90,000 for Driscoll’s Rehabilitation Department. The hospital will use these funds to purchase equipment for rehab patients to help them better hear, speak and interact with others.

You can read the full press release here.

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