Baby Matthew’s Golden Gallop
Monterey Custom House Plaza & State Historic Park 11am to 4pm
It’s about the kids!
Kidrageous is a family event – created by and for local families of children with cancer. All of the booths and activities at the event are in honor of or in memory of local children with cancer.
It’s about the love!
Kidrageous is a community celebration of life.
Now, all we need is you!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Make a difference, be a sponsor.
At Kidrageous you’ll enjoy:
5K Race along the Pacific Coast Recreation Trail 11:30am
Golden Celebration honoring local pediatric cancer warriors & their families
Music & Dance
Playtime Races & Playful Activities
Face Painting and Arts & Crafts
What is Kidrageous?
In 1999, Jacob’s Heart led the grassroots efforts to establish the month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the State of California. Kidrageous started as an innovative way to gather signatures for a petition, which was sent to Governor Gray Davis by Bruce McPherson. From a petition started in a parking lot in Santa Cruz, Governor Davis issued an executive order proclaiming September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The proclamation was later confirmed by concurrent resolution of the State Senate. Now, 17 years later, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated across the country every September, with an annual proclamation by the President.