Ranch couple are backbone of upcoming Rady Children’s Hospital fundraiser

RANCHO SANTA FE — Jeffrey and Beth McCain of Rancho Santa Fe, owners of McCain, Inc., and the Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, will host Stand Up for Rady Children’s Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, an Evening With Dana Carvey at The Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Way.
The event includes silent and live auctions, an informal dinner atmosphere with a variety of food station selections to suit all tastes, and a performance by Carvey, a “Saturday Night Live” veteran.
VIP Meet & Greet packages start at $15,000. Tickets are $1,000 per person for premium seating. A limited number of $750 and $500 tickets are also available. Seating at all levels is limited. For tickets, call (858) 414-6296.
When the gala committee for the event convened its first meeting last September, the first challenge was securing a title sponsor for its annual fundraising gala. The McCains, longtime supporters of Rady Children’s, agreed to return as the event’s title sponsor.
McCain, Inc. is a national manufacturer and supplier of traffic, parking and transit management systems, and has its LEED-certified manufacturing facility in Vista. The McCains have been Rancho Santa Fe residents for more than 12 years and have been gala sponsors for six years. This is their third year as title sponsor. Beth McCain has been a member of the Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary since 2003.
The McCains have three grown children and six grandchildren. Last spring, when their 9-year-old grandson Tyler Todd was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the importance of supporting society’s most vulnerable members hit close to home.
“Because we did not have little ones at home any more, I had never stepped through the hospital doors,” she said. “But the minute we did, we new Tyler was in good hands. It was then that I realized the fruition of all those years of volunteer work for Children’s Hospital.”
One of the more remarkable cases at Rady’s, Tyler was in full remission within 14 days of beginning treatment. Tyler will be on a maintenance program for three years. He’s back in school and recently made the travel baseball team.
With the opening of the new Acute Care Pavilion last October, Rady Children’s became the largest children’s hospital in California. The LEED-certified building is home to the new Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the state-of-the-art Warren Family Surgical Center, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The entire second floor of the Pavilion is home to the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, including the Viterbi Family Outpatient Clinic. There are 38 private rooms along with advanced high efficiency particulate air HEPA filtration, which helps reduce the risk of infection for chemotherapy patients. The center provides advanced treatments and specialized hematology services and is the only place in San Diego County for pediatric bone marrow transplants. More than 25 stem cell transplants are performed each year.

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