Dana is a founding Auxiliary Unit and one of three units in the Point Loma area. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the homes of our members. Membership is a happy mix; ranging from young mothers to professional women to recent retirees. Our meeting schedule and volunteer opportunities are ideal for busy women who are looking for ways to support Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center.
Our September kick-off meeting is often an outdoor dinner party or a themed event such as "Survivor Point Loma", or "Crazy t-shirt logos". During the holidays, we enjoy a progressive dinner that starts early enough to get everyone home in time for work the next day. We all enjoy an evening of Bunko, there's no better game for meeting and greeting everyone in attendance.
Our current major fundraiser is the annual Point Loma Garden Walk, Home Tour and Marketplace, held in April. Work parties to create items for the Marketplace begin in February. The whole unit contributes to this event and it has become a local favorite. An elegant "Thank You Party" is held after the event for our homeowners, sponsors and the Craniofacial Department, who is the recipient of our funds.
Dana has created a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which the members socialize and work toward a common goal --- Children!
Unit Inception Date: 1954
Average number of members: 50
Annual Fundraiser: The Point Loma Garden Walk
About the Gardens of Point Loma Garden Walk
All of us in the Dana Unit Auxiliary feel honored that private owners allow us to share their beautiful gardens and homes and let the garden enthusiasts enjoy and admire their lovely yards -- and it's all in the name of raising funds to benefit Rady Children's Hospital. Each home's garden is unique to its creative owners and that is a huge part of the joy in walking this event each year.
The diversity of each individual homeowner's garden provides a fascinating tour. You'll see water falls, wonderful outdoor rooms, beautiful canyon decks, magical gardening enhancements, a stag horn fern garden, and so much more!
The homes on the Point Loma Garden Walk will not be revealed until the morning of the walk. Each year is full of wonderful surprises and the walk is nothing less than inspiring. Enjoy strolling through the beautiful and unique gardens in the homes that are in the Point Loma area.
Keep your eye out for the banners marking each home on the walk!
Point Loma Garden Walk
Dana is a founding Auxiliary Unit, formed in 1953 at the inception of the hospital auxiliary.
For the last 18 years, Dana Unit has organized the
Point Loma Garden Walk
benefiting the Division of Plastic Surgery Craniofacial Services - Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.