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Passport to Camp, hosted by The Ambassadors to benefit The Painted Turtle

September 24, 2017

The Ambassadors hosted its first fundraiser on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at The Grove in The Park in the heart of LA. This campy celebration was filled with delicious food and drinks, camp games and activities, music, and a one-of-a-kind silent auction. All proceeds benefited The Painted Turtle camp for children with serious medical conditions. Check out event photos here.

Los Angeles BIG 5K & Marathon

March 18-19, 2017

Amazing staff, volunteers, and supporters represented The Painted Turtle at this year’s Los Angeles BIG 5K & Marathon on March 18 and 19! Not only did they challenge themselves at both rigorous events, they also went the distance to raise important funds for Camp! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Insane Inflatable 5K

February 18, March 11, and April 1, 2017

The Painted Turtle bounced its way through spring as the benefiting charity for three select Insane Inflatable 5K runs throughout California: San Diego, Pomona, and San Francisco. As a partner, Camp received financial support through the participation of runners, fundraisers, and over 85 volunteers! Everyone from campers and their families to Delta Zetas and Phi Kappa Taus, Camp is receiving over $6,500! And what made these runs even more fun is that the Program Team hosted a Family Picnic in both San Diego and San Francisco! This was a great opportunity to catch up with new and old friends, and it allowed us to serve approximately 70 campers and their families throughout CA!

BINGO at The Roxy

February 9, 2017

On February 9th, we shared an exciting evening of games, laughter, and fun with over 200 guests at the 13th Annual Bingo at The Roxy. Painted Turtle supporters, friends, and celebrities, including Jay Leno, John Favreau, and Lisa Kudrow and more, entertained the crowd and presented winners with amazing prizes. All proceeds will send children and their families to camp!

Tour de Turtle and Turtle Trek

October 17, 2016

On Saturday, October 17th, over 200 people attended the 7th Annual Tour de Turtle & Inaugural Turtle Trek.  The largest fundraiser held at Camp, Tour de Turtle cyclists took on one of three fully supported bike routes (18, 36, and 62 miles) and for the first time ever, families and children of all ages enjoyed the Turtle Trek: a 2-mile walk/run/roll around Camp.  The day’s festivities included iconic camp pit stops with games and dancing, and all guests enjoyed an afternoon celebration with live music, delicious food, and fun activities.  Funds raised through the event’s generous participants, sponsors, and volunteers will be used to send children and their families to camp.

Insane Inflatable 5K

March 5, 2016

On March 5th, over 70 Team Turtle members conquered the Insane Inflatable 5K in Long Beach, CA! Joined by 50 friends from our corporate partner Applied Medical, Painted Turtle friends and volunteers bounced their way through crazy inflated obstacle courses that included 2-story walls and giant slides.  Dressed in their best turtle flair, our adventurous racers had an unforgettable time and raised important funds for camp.

The Los Angeles Big 5K & Marathon

February 13 & 14, 2016

Dedicated Painted Turtle supporters recently took on the Los Angeles Big 5K and Los Angeles Marathon on Saturday, February 13th and 14th, to raise funds for camp! We are so appreciative of these special individuals for representing Team Turtle at these fun, but challenging, events and offer special congratulations to our top three fundraisers: Alison Beier who won a Wyndham Vacation Package, Kelly Delich who earned a FitBit Charge HR, and Sarah Bane who scored a Lemonade Restaurant gift certificate and cookbook. Thank you to everyone who ran for camp (including staff member April Uyehara)!

Bingo at The Roxy

February 9, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9th, we once again shared an exciting evening of games, laughter and fun with over 200 guests at the 12th Annual Bingo at The Roxy. Painted Turtle supporters, friends, and celebrities, including Jay Leno, Paul Reiser, Randy Newman, Daryl Hannah, Laverne Cox, and more, entertained the crowd and presented winners with amazing prizes. All proceeds will send children and their families to camp!

Celebrating The Legacy of Paul Newman

September 12, 2015

The 11th annual BBQ fundraiser hosted by the Northern LA Regional Board welcomed over 250 guests to camp on September 12, 2015 to celebrate Paul Newman’s legacy and raise funds for The Painted Turtle. With a beautiful Lake Hughes sunset as a backdrop, guests listened to The Hit Machine’s groovy tunes, enjoyed food from The Antelope Valley Culinary Institute, sampled beers from Kinetic Brewing Company, and took part in the live and silent auction. Items auctioned off ranged from a ropes course experience at The Painted Turtle, to a Kate Spade handbag, to a Paul Newman’s Yale auto-racing jacket. Opening the auction this year was former camper, Graham O’Shaughnessy, who brought the audience to their feet for his rendition of Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up.” Thank you to all who attended, including Visionary Sponsors Chiquita Canyon and big thanks to the Northern LA Regional Board for all their hard work in creating a truly inspiring event! Check out event photos here.

An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman

May 14, 2015

What a night! The Dolby Theater in Hollywood saw stars on Thursday, May 14th as The Painted Turtle and The SeriousFun Children’s Network gathered to live the legend at An Evening of SeriousFun, Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman.

Click here to watch the video and relive the magic of the evening

Bingo at The Roxy

November 4, 2014

On November 4, supporters for The Painted Turtle elected to attend the 11th Annual Bingo at The Roxy! It was fun filled night with celebrities like Paul Reiser, Randy Newman, Mark McGrath, and Andrew Rannells calling the games. Winners received amazing prizes ranging from exciting sporting events to exotic trips and fine dining experiences.

The real highlight of the evening was when camper parents Andrew and Michele Blanscet shared the touching story of their son Chance and his experiences with camp since 2006. Thank you to our sponsor Golden Voice and all who attended. 

Tour de Turtle

October 19, 2014

October 19th was a beautiful day at The Painted Turtle, the morning started a little chilly, but the sun came out and was shining bright when 80 riders completed the fifth annual Tour de Turtle. Riders of all levels completed one of three courses (18, 36, 62 miles), while family and friends cheered and volunteers kept our riders hydrated at rest stops. It was a fun, but challenging adventure for many, but our riders know the “challenge” each of our campers deal with day in and day out. Thank you Team Turtle!

Thank you to our generous sponsors Applied Medical, Baxter, BioMarin and Wyndham, along with Lemonade LA and Marmalade restaurants for providing us with delicious meals during the event.
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Turtle Camp Anniversary Hoedown BBQ

September 6, 2014

On September 6, The Painted Turtle’s North LA County Regional Board hosted their annual BBQ fundraiser at camp in Lake Hughes, CA.

The night was full of excitement and fun, complete with tours of camp, delicious BBQ prepared by Calabasas Custom Catering and the University of AV Culinary Arts School, beer and wine, live music by the Hit Machine, silent and live auctions, incredible prizes, and all-around Hoedown fun!

Special thanks to all who attended, our generous event sponsors, and to the North LA County Regional Board for hosting such a successful and memorable event!

Click here for pictures from the evening.

Soul Cycle

June 22, 2014

On Sunday, June 22, thirty-two supporters mounted their spin bike at SoulCycle to give back to The Painted Turtle. The fabulous instructor, Pixie led Team Turtle through a challenging and fun full body workout class. Both new and seasoned spinners sweat it out for our campers, helping to raise awareness and funds for camp!

San Francisco Gala

Graham and joshMonday March 10, 2014

It was a magical night indeed as The Painted Turtle and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital filled Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco for A Starry Evening of Music, Comedy & Surprises Monday, March 10th.

Supporters were entertained by one-of-a-kind performances by Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, Kathy Griffin, Josh Groban, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Amber Riley, and Renee Zellweger. But the true stars of the night were the campers who captured the crowd with their bright smiles and joyful performances.  A big “Standing O” to all who helped raise awareness and financial support. Click here to view news coverage.

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LA Marathon and Big 5K

March 8-9, 2014

Marathon weekend was Saturday March 8th and Sunday March 9th. In addition to the running events, The Painted Turtle also organized turtle get-togethers during the weekend. The fundraising efforts helped The Painted Turtle re-open the gates to our campers and families and returned the magic back to camp!


This year we had a special challenge grant opportunity – If we raised over $35,000, The AS&F Foundation agreed to donate an additional $25,000! Thank you to our team and donors to team members for helping us to achieve our goal. We proudly raised $65,000.

To check out pictures from the LA Marathon, Charity Relay ½ Marathon and LA Big 5K here:  

AthletesTouch Golf Open

February 24, 2014

Trump National
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Photos from the event can be found here: 

Tour de Turtle

October 19, 2013

130 riders peddled through The Painted Turtle gates and down Lake Hughes Road on the fourth annual bike ride, the Tour de Turtle. Riders of all levels chose from the challenging routes: Pro (62 miles), Elite (33 miles) and Sport (23 miles). Marmalade Café catered a delicious breakfast and Lemonade refueled everyone with lunch. A big thank you is due to the incredible sponsors: Wishes by Wyndham, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Astellas, Applied Medical, Baxter and BioMarin. Each cyclist rode hard for our campers and enjoyed a beautiful day of biking, eating and music. Get your gears ready for 2014!

Bingo at the Roxy 

October 10, 2013

The 10 year anniversary of BINGO at the ROXY, was a memorable night! From celebrity Bingo callers to amazing prizes and surprises, it is was a fun evening raising money for our campers. Thank you to our Title Sponsor Wells Fargo for adding to the success of the event! Get your Bingo daubers ready for 2014!

California Dreaming BBQ – Hosted by the Northern Los Angeles Regional Advisory Board

September 7, 2013

The 9th annual Turtle Beach BBQ was a special evening that celebrated TPT and raised critical funds for our fire recovery. Guests enjoyed music by The Hit Machine and a delicious dinner generously prepared by Calabasas Custom Catering and The University of Antelope Valley Culinary School. The live and silent auction created an exciting night for everyone while we celebrated the The Painted Turtle and our campers. Thank you to our Title Sponsor Chiquita Canyon and to the Northern LA County Regional Board for another successful event and bringing the magic back to camp!

A Live Celebration of Carole King and Her Music – Tuesday

December 4, 2012

On December 4th, The Painted Turtle hosted this All-Star celebration of the legendary Carole King and her impact on the music world as an artist and a songwriter. Carole performed from her legendary body of work and was joined on stage by an esteemed line-up of today’s premier artists gathered to salute her.

This star-studded event sold out The Dolby Theatre’s 2,500 seats with a VIP audience of Los Angeles’ top entertainment, financial, and philanthropic leaders. Sponsors and VIPs received premier seating at this one-of-a-kind event in which all proceeds benefited The Painted Turtle’s programs.
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