Foundation Sponsored Fundraising Events
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 in March of 2021.
The Rancho Foundation's 30th Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020 at the Friendly Hills Country Club in Whittier, California. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 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! To see pictures from the most recent tournament and to learn more about the various sponsorship levels, click the link. Click here to view photos from the 2019 tournament.
Therapeutic Patient Events
The Rancho Foundation's Annual Art of Rancho Exhibition, features the artwork of more than 40 Rancho artists! Many of these patients find a new meaning and lease on life by participating in the various Art of Rancho programs. Please plan to join us on October 19, 2020 here at the beautiful Rancho Los Amigos Campus as 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. Click Here For More Information and to Register
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 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 2021
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 on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Registration Will Open Closer to the Event.
Brain Injury Survivor Field Day
Typically held in late February/early March, this event is an opportunity for all Brain Injury Survivors to come and explore the Rancho campus with their families and friends while playing exciting games, meeting amazing vendors, learning of incredible programs for support and enjoying delicious food.
Rancho Foundation's Education Series
We strive to provide Rancho's Patients, Staff and Physicians with educational workshops that are designed to positively enhance and impact their personal and professional lives. Click on the appropriate link below to learn more about the upcoming workshops custom tailored for you and make sure to check back every month to learn about the next upcoming topic!
An Interprofessional Approach to the Management of Individuals with Brain Injury
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - CANCELED. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center has a storied history in the clinical management of individuals with brain injury. The well-known Rancho Levels of Cognitive Function were developed during the 1970s at our facility, and healthcare professionals from around the world utilize this scale as a guideline when working with individuals with brain injury. Interprofessional team collaboration and use of evidence-based medicine to provide optimal, patient-centered care will be at the core of this one day conference. Case presentations, didactic lecture, and discussion will be utilized to provide a comprehensive approach in the clinical management of the individual with brain injury. A diverse array of topics will be covered, ranging from broader issues such as “Neurosurgical Management of TBI in a Safety Net Hospital” to more specific effects and outcomes following brain injury including but not limited to: Cranioplasty, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Neuro Optometry. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AS TO FOLLOW CDC RECOMMENDATIONS.