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Events at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Community Fundraising Activities

Community and fundraising events at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital are going on year-round. These events provide us with an opportunity to engage the community and obtain donations that go on to support and improve our medical services. We strive to make these events something for everyone to look forward to. With fun activities for the community, and much needed support for children’s healthcare, fundraisers are one of our favorite ways to raise money for the hospital, and we are always looking for new and exciting events to add to our calendar.

  • Children’s Hospital’s Butterfly Run
    In-Person and Virtual 5k/10k, celebrating the butterfly in your own soul. Come run with us either in person on World's Fair Site on August 7, 2021 or Virtually July 31-Aug 7. Put on your wings and fly!

  • Fantasy of Trees
    Fantasy of Trees is Knoxville's premiere holiday event, bringing sparkling lights and displaying joyous Christmas trees to the entire region. Spanning Thanksgiving weekend, this annual celebration is entering its 37th year entertaining children and grown-ups of all ages.

  • Radio for Kids Day presented by Ingles
    Every year, Radio for Kids gives people in East Tennessee an opportunity to "tune in" and hear real-life stories from children who have been patients and will benefit from their donations.

  • Shine Your Light 
    Shine Your Light is Children's Hospital's annual fundraising event, spotlighting one special child and their family. Every year we bring to you a deserving young person and show how their lives have been impacted by Children's Hospital - and how their presence has touched us as well. You can take this opportunity to show your support for East Tennessee Children's Hospital and the young lives that it touches every single day of the year.

  • Season of Giving
    In this special Season of Giving, learn about a little boy named Holston who has touched the lives of everyone he's met at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Holston's big smile and his family's courage will give you hope and lighten your heart this holiday season.

  • VOLThon is the largest student-led organization on the University of Tennessee campus. They raise money for the Hematology/Oncology Department at East Tennessee Children's Hospital by throwing a day-long special dance event on the UT campus in March. In 2021, UT students raised over $153,000 in a virtual fundraiser for East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

  • Phil and Ted's Excellent Golf Adventure
    Each year, hundreds of golfers come out for a day at the links to support Children’s Hospital and the thousands of patients they serve. Returning players know that throughout the years many celebrities have hosted and we are excited to announce the Phil & Ted’s Excellent Golf Adventure is coming up soon!

Sponsor an Event

Your Giving Matters

Every year, Children’s Hospital hosts a variety of events to benefit our patients and families. The funds raised from these events keeps Children’s Hospital supplied with the most up-to-date equipment and services to provide exceptional care to the children of our region.

In 2020, we are offering sponsorship opportunities for:

  • Fantasy of Trees
  • Radio For Kids
  • Phil and Ted's Excellent Golf Adventure
  • Children's Hospital Butterfly Run
  • VOLThon

Your financial support is critical to helping Children’s Hospital provide the best possible care for the children in our community. We appreciate your interest, and welcome the opportunity to work with you.

If you would like more information on sponsoring a Children's Hospital event, please contact
Maggie Morgan at (865) 541-8466 or email mlmorgan2@etch.com.

Children's Hospital Development
P.O. Box 15010
Knoxville, TN 37901-5010
(865) 541-8441