Foundation Sponsored Fundraising Events
The Amistad Gala
The Amistad Gala is the Rancho Foundation's largest fundraiser, raising millions of dollars over it's historic 30+ years that have helped support vital patient programs and services many have come to rely on. Be a part of history by attending this black tie gala all while enjoying incredible food, an extensive silent auction, an inspirational program that will leave you with a better understanding of life with a disability and mingle with the patients, staff, researches and physicians that make up the Rancho community. Our next Amistad Gala will be held on April 30, 2022.
The Rancho Foundation's 31st Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the beautiful Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier, California. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $1.4 million to benefit the patients at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey. We welcome participation at any and all levels from a single golfer or tee sign sponsor all the way up to various elite sponsorship opportunities that all help support patient programs and services! Click Here to Learn More and/or Register for the 2021 Tournament!
Therapeutic Patient Events
Art of Rancho Exhibition
The Rancho Foundation's Annual Art of Rancho Exhibition, features the artwork of more than 45 Rancho artists! Many of these patients find a new meaning and lease on life by participating in the various Art of Rancho programs. Held here at the beautiful Rancho Los Amigos Campus, this event is FREE and open to the community. Various refreshments will be available as well as the artists themselves to speak on their experiences, artwork and even to help you take home a piece of the show. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on group gatherings, the 2021 Art of Rancho Exhibition has been cancelled. Click Here to View Our Virtual Art Gallery Featuring Rancho Patients!
Brain Injury Fashion Show
This very special "fashion show" is a therapeutic event for Rancho Los Amigos' patients who have overcome significant injuries and disabilities from traumatic brain injuries. For many patients, the very notion of getting dressed, walking, talking, and being mobile was little more than a dream that this event helps turn into a reality. The fashion show celebrates their journey in regaining pride in themselves and their appearance and gives them the opportunity to apply learned skills from their therapy sessions onto the runway. For more information regarding the Patient Fashion Show, please contact the Recreation Therapy Department at (562) 385-6323.
Awareness Fundraising Events
Roll Around the Ranch Health & Wellness Stroke Fair
Roll Around the Ranch is an annual event that aims to promote an active lifestyle and healthy mindset in our local community. With over 1,000 participants, volunteers and community sponsors attending in 2019, the fair has grown to be one of the largest Rancho events of the year! Join us as we work to create a venue where individuals of all abilities can engage in physical activity, celebrate their accomplishments, and learn about healthy living. Please plan to attend in May of 2022.
Spinal Injury Games
Watch or participate with more than 350 Rancho patients in a variety of wheelchair sports such as football, basketball, bowling, hockey, baseball, golf, power soccer and tennis. This event is an important part of our patient's therapy as it gives them an opportunity to push their athletic skills to the limit. Please plan to join us for all the fun in September, 2021 (date pending due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Giving Tuesday: 2021
Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that occurs annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Not only is Giving Tuesday about raising funds for your favorite non-profits but it's also to raise awareness about the causes you care about most by using #givingtuesday on social media. Join this global movement on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by making a donation to the Rancho Foundation and sharing with your friends and followers why you donate to Rancho! CLICK HERE To Make a Donation.