September 13th, 2015– 12th Annual Harvest for Hope







Mark your calendars for this wonderful event on Sunday, September 13th at the Central Library in downtown San Diego. Harvest for Hope gives us an opportunity to meet with all our wonderful donors and partners and enjoy a beautiful afternoon of delicious food, wines and spirits!

Tickets and partnerships available NOW: Harvest For Hope 2015

October 23rd, 2015– 3rd Annual Challenge Hike


Our wonderful hikers will be doing their challenge hike in October and this year it will be in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah! Sign up NOW and join this group of amazing people who raise funds so that no child misses a cancer treatment due to lack of transportation. Are you up to the challenge?

Register here!


Follow our hikers on their facebook page: Challenge Hike





August 15th, 2015– 13th Annual Cruise for the Cause

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Xavier’s event. Together, we raised over $15,000!! Thank you!!






June 14, 2015– 2nd Annual “Run For Rides” 5k Run/Walk

HUGE Thank You to everyone who participated at our 2nd annual 5k Run/Walk “Run for Drives”. Together we raised over $4,500 to ensure to child misses a cancer treatment due to lack of transportation!

Check out all the pictures: Run for Rides 2015





May 1st, 2015– 3rd Annual Drives For Rides Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone involved in making gap intelligence’s 3rd annual Drives for Rides Golf Tournament a HUGE success!  Thanks so much to gap intelligence, specially the 3Ts, sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for your ongoing support and generosity. Thanks to all of you, we will ensure no child misses a cancer transportation due to lack of transportation.

Thank you to our wonderful 2015 Sponsors

Check out some of the pictures of this wonderful event: Drives for Rides 2015

March 26th, 2015– ENF’s Behind the Scenes Tour

Thank you to everyone who came to visit ENF! ENF’s Behind the Scenes tours give you a chance to see first hand how our programs and services are greatly impacting the low-income, underprivileged families we serve whose children are battling cancer in San Diego. If you would like to schedule a tour please contact Heidi Cramer, Development Director, at or 760-310-9467

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Emilio Nares Foundation!

December 2014– ENF’s annual Santa’s Workshop


HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Santa’s Workshop event at Rady Children’s Hospital. Children receiving treatment and their families had so much fun and we delivered so many smiles and presents. We couldn’t have done it without your support and generosity!! More...








December 2014– California Ballet’s Nutcracker


Thanks to the generosity of California Ballet Company, once again,many of the families we serve were able to enjoy watching the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Thanks to California Ballet for introducing our families to the art of dance and ballet!






November 15th, 2014– Hike for ENF

ENF is so proud of this amazing group of individuals who love hiking, fitness and making new friends while helping a good cause!! Together, they raised about $30,000 for ENF and the families we serve. Thank you Challenge Hikers, for your generosity and support!






September 7, 2014– 11th Annual Harvest for Hope

Thank you to everyone who supported ENF and the families we serve at our 11th Annual Harvest for Hope celebration. Thanks to your support, we will continue to serve many families in San Diego with the addition of two NEW VANS!! Thanks for you generosity!!

Check out the wonderful pictures of the event, provided by Ron Estevez Photography:

Harvest for Hope 2014





August 23rd, 2014– Cruise for a Cause

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and supported ENF at Xavier the X-Man’s Cruise for a Cause event. We received a $10,000 check from Magic 92.5







August 28th – 31st, 2014 — 9th Annual Camp Agape


Thanks to the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society for hosting its annual camp and giving our families a chance to relax and enjoy. Patients and their families had a great time and appreciated all the love and support!






June 29th, 2014– Run for Rides

A huge thank you to all participants, sponsors and volunteers for making this event a huge success. Because of all of you, we raised more than $5,000 for children with cancer in San Diego!! This is only the beginning, see you all next year!!

Check out the great pictures of the event: Run for Rides

Special thanks to: Road Runner Sports, the Woman’s Wine Alliance, Sprouts Farmers Market, Albertson’s and Fresh & Easy for sponsoring our event!


May 28th, 2014 — Round Table Pizza Fundraiser


Round  Table Pizza hosted a fundraiser for ENF on May 28th. Thank you to everyone who showed up and supported ENF at this event and thank you Round Table for your generosity and support!

Participating Rountables:

• 10415 Tierrasanta Blvd., San Diego, CA 92124

• 2650 Jamacha Road #143, El Cajon, CA 92109

•  9676 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91977




May 2nd, 2014– Drives for Rides

Thank you to gap intelligence, sponsors, donors, golfers, friends, family and volunteers for supporting ENF at gap intelligence‘s second Drive for Rides!!

Click Here to check the pictures of this wonderful event and check out the amazing promotional video from It’s a Wrap Video Marketing: Drives for Rides

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for supporting ENF:

Major Sponsors $5,000
They Doyle Family


Tournament Sponsors $2,500
Corrao Group

Hole in One Sponsors $1,000                                 Beverage Sponsors $500
Silvergate Bank                                                                   Continental Maritime
Hughes Marino                                                                   Stalwart Communications
                                                                                          Montbleau & Associates

December 2013– Christmas Day with ENF

What a great way to end the year!! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers, staff members and ENF student volunteers for bringing joy to children receiving treatment at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego on Christmas Day. We delivered lots of toys and our families had a great time listening to the wonderful music.



December 2013– ENF’s Annual Santa’s Workshop

Each year, ENF delivers toys to children receiving treatment inside the Hematology/Oncology Unit at Rady Children’s Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of our community we receive lots of toys, wrap them up and distribute them to kids and bring a smile to their faces.







December 2013– California Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Thanks to the generosity of California Ballet, we will be distributing tickets for the holiday classic The Nutcracker.  A Huge Thank you to Rady Children’s Hospital for letting us do this for families of kids with cancer.





November 15th-17th, 2013 — Hike for ENF and children with cancer


This amazing 30 mile hike took place at Joshua Tree National Park during a fabulous weekend of hiking and celebration. Thanks to all our wonderful hikers who inspired us with their endurance and strength. They raised almost $20,000 for ENF’s programs and services!  Go, Team, GO!!





September 22nd, 2013– 10th Annual Harvest for Hope

This year, ENF’s Annual Harvest for Hope fundraising event was extra special, marking ENF’s 10th Anniversary!! Thank you to everyone who participated in some way, we couldn’t have done it without you!


August 29th - Sept. 1st, 2013– 8th Annual Camp Agape

Thanks to the generosity of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society for making camp possible and for creating so many wonderful memories for families of children with cancer.




August 17th — 11th Annual Cruise for a Cause

A Huge THANK YOU to everyone who showed up and supported ENF at Xavier the X-Man’s 11th Annual Cruise for a Cause. Also, thank you to Wawanesa for presenting ENF with a check and for extending their support! YOU can still make the call  to 877-Wawanesa (877-929-2637) for a free auto insurance quote, mention MAGIC and The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. will make a donation on your behalf to the Emilio Nares Foundation!

Thank you Xavier the X-Man, Wawanesa Insurance and Thank YOU for your generosity and support!!





July 14th, 2013 — Zumba for ENF

Thanks to all of you who came to Zumba and helped raise over $800 for  ENF’s kids with cancer! A Huge thank you to Sofia Loomis for coordinating it and for making this event so special. A special thank you to Brian Rose for capturing great moments. Click here to see  wonderful pictures from Expressive Child Photography by Brian Rose





May 4th to June 1st, 2013– Richard Runs California…to help kids with cancer.

Richard Nares, executive director and co-founder of the Emilio Nares Foundation, ran the California coastline to help kids with cancer. Inspired by his promise to Emilio, Richard embarked on an epic, record breaking run, starting just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and finishing at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego!

A HUGE Thank You to everyone for making this jorney a huge success!!





 April 24, 2013 — Local Habit Fundraiser

A Huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to Local Habit’s event to show your support to Richard and ENF.  Now more than ever, Richard has the energy and support he needed to Run California…to help kids with cancer!  You guys ROCK!!! Click here and check out the pictures of the event!

Follow Richard’s journey: Richard Runs California




March 15, 2013– Gap Intelligence Golf Tournament

Thanks so much to gap intelligence, sponsors, golfers, guests and volunteers for such a wonderful event! Everyone had a great time and your support will directly benefit the families ENF serves. Check out the wonderful pictures of the event!!

gap intelligence is a values-led company. They care about themselves, their clients, and their local community. On March 15th, 2013, gap intelligence hosted their single biggest contribution to the San Diego community – their first ever Golf Tournament to benefit ENF!



December 2012- California Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker

The NutcrackerThanks to the generosity of California Ballet Company, this holiday season, ENF distributed  tickets to the holiday classic, The Nutcracker! Families spent time with their loved ones, a much needed treat, while enjoying the art of ballet.




December 2012– Santa’s Workshop

ENF hosted its Third Santa’s Workshop inside Rady Children’s Hospital and we delivered toys to children in the Oncology/Hematology Unit. Often times, parents don’t have time or money to buy presents for their kids due to long treatments and hospital stays. ENF brings a smile to patients, sibling and parents and makes sure no child is left without a present!!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who made this event possible: volunteers, staff, sponsors, and everyone who donated toys!

November 12th, 2012–Fundraiser at Local Habit. Good Beer. Good Friends. Good Cause!


Thank you to everyone who came to Local Habit to raise funds and awareness for ENF’s imperative programs which serve low-income, underprivileged families whose children are battling cancer in San Diego.
Guest Bartenders, Heidi Cramer, ENF’s NEW Development Officer & Emily Deer, ENF Board Member had a blast!


August 11th, 2012 — Xavier the X-Man’s 10th Cruise for the Cause

2012 Cruise for the CauseThanks to everyone who supported ENF at Xavier the X-Man’s 10th annual event “Cruise for the Cause” on August 11th, 2012!  We raised $13,000 from car registration sales, beer garden sales, and raffle sales for the Emilio Nares Foudation. One lucky winner won a 1963 Chevy-Impala. Thank you X-Man & Magic 92.5 for your generous support. Hope to see you there next year.

August 30th- September 1st, 2012 — 7th Annual Camp Agape

Camp Agape 2012Over Labor Day weekend, oncology families enjoyed our 7th Annual Camp Agape at Camp Marston in Julian.  During camp, parents had a chance to unwind and relax while their kids had a wonderful time with the many different activities offered, such as: rock climbing, archery, swimming, crafts, knitting, canoing, and more.  Thanks to the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society for provinding all the funds for such a great event!

September 23rd 2012– ENF’s 9th Annual Harvest for Hope

Harvest for HopeOn September 23, 2012 ENF hosted its Ninth Annual Harvest for Hope Event at the Stingaree in San Diego. Prominent chef’s and local restaurant owners came together for a fun-filled evening  to raise funds for the low-income, underprivileged families we serve. Thank you to everyone who attended and thanks to all of you who helped make this event possible.



December 2011—–California Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker

nutcracker20093For the fourth consecutive year, California Ballet Company and ENF offered patients receiving treatment at Rady Children’s Hospital tickets to the holiday classic The Nutcracker! Families enjoyed a small holiday treat and had a wonderful time meeting characters and taking pictures!

September 10th 2011—–Richard Runs for Hope

richard_runsRichard Runs for HopeOn September 10, 2011 Richard embarked in a new journey. Our very own executive director, Richard Nares, trained hard for his most heartfelt run of his life. He ran a 175-mile journey that started in Los Angeles and ended in San Diego with the goal of raising funds to help families battling cancer. What better way to celebrate “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”.

September 1st-4th 2011—–6th Annual Camp Agape

campagape2011Camp Agape San Diego is a place where children with cancer have a chance to be kids in a fun, activity-filled outdoor camp environment. Families had the opportunity to unite and share with other families who are experiencing a similar situation in a relaxed setting. We understand how traumatizing a child’s cancer diagnosis can be on the entire family. This weekend is about children developing self confidence while their parents seek support and encouragement. Camp Agape is hosted at the YMCA’s Camp Marston in Julian with facilities including an athletic field, basketball courts, archery range, swimming pool, ping-pong tables, climbing tower and campfire area with fully trained camp staff.

June 12th 2011—–8th Harvest for Hope Fundraising

harvest_hopeThanks to everyone who attended our 8th annual Harvest for Hope fundraising event!!! Thanks to all your support many families will keep receiving free transportation, support programs and events throughout the year!!! Thank You!!!

June 5th 2011—–Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

rrmarathon2011The Rock n Roll Marathon is one of the most important fundraising events for ENF. As important as this event is for the foundation, it means so much more to Richard Nares, founder and Executive Director of the Emilio Nares Foundation. This year marks Richard’s 8th time running the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. sd_rr_marathon_2010







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