Donations to Working Fur Kids fundraiser will help bring joy to patients through canine companions

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (May 22, 2024) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is proud to announce their support of the Rady Children’s Resident Canine Therapy Program, through their partnership with CBS 8 for an on-air Giveathon. The Giveathon will be held on Wednesday, June 5 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Team SDCCU on-site at the CBS studio answering phones from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. All donations collected will go toward hiring specialized workers who live and work with specially trained dogs that go into hospitals and help pediatric patients receiving treatment.

“SDCCU is pleased to support Rady Children’s Hospital and raise funds to implement a Resident Canine Therapy Program through the Working Fur Kids fundraiser,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “We invite those who are able within our community to support the upcoming Rady Children’s Giveathon.”

The planned Resident Canine Therapy Program will bring expertly trained dogs and therapists to patients at Rady Children’s to help provide comfort and companionship to patients as they undergo treatment. Research shows that therapy dogs help calm patients and are beneficial to controlling pain and blood pressure among pediatric patients. Interacting with therapy dogs can help elevate a patient’s mood due to the chemical reactions that occur with the release of serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin.

Rady Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital on the West Coast and the only San Diego area hospital dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare. Rady Children’s has received accolades, including their most recent achievement of being ranked among the 2023-2024 top 10 children’s hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. Donations for Working Fur Kids can be made by visiting

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