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Have fun and make a difference

Be a part of transforming the lives of kids in need by attending a special event right in your community. These fun events support the life-changing work being done at Children’s Mercy every day.

From the celebrity-packed Big Slick weekend extravaganza to local fundraisers hosted by businesses you already know and love, there are many meaningful ways for you to support Children’s Mercy — the region’s best nonprofit children’s hospital. 

To help decrease the potential spread of COVID-19, Children’s Mercy-hosted fundraisers will not be taking place in person until further notice. We invite you to learn more about our virtual fundraising options or check our event calendar for updates on community-hosted fundraisers. If you have any questions, please email us at

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Events benefitting Children’s Mercy

Join us at an event benefitting Children’s Mercy near you! From bake sales to 5K races to golf tournaments and more, there are many opportunities throughout the year to help kids at Children’s Mercy in your own community.

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Shop to give

It’s easy: you shop and they give back! Many local businesses and retailers support Children’s Mercy by donating a portion of their sales or hosting a special promotion to support the hospital.

Join our community at a signature event

Dream Big Day

Children’s Mercy Dream Big Day is a virtual family-friendly festival, celebration and walk to rally our community around finding answers and hope for kids! Even though we will only be engaging virtually due to COVID-19, we look forward to celebrating together in a unique, fun way. With your help, any dream—big or small—can become a reality.

Annual Red Hot Night Gala

Enjoy gourmet food, top-notch live entertainment and an exciting charity auction with thousands of your neighbors and friends!

Big Slick

Due to COVID-19, and in order to protect the health and safety of everyone involvedin-person events for 2020 Big Slick Celebrity Weekend are canceled, and we’re taking it virtual! "Big Slick at Home" kicks off Friday, June 5, and runs through Sunday, June 14.