The Del Mar Auxiliary of Rady Children’s Hospital recently held a reception, titled “Wine-Dine Up for Kids,” for potential sponsors of their annual fundraiser, drawing a local crowd, including various RSF members. Attendees celebrated with friends of the hospital and met the directors of the new Pediatric Heart Transplantation Program. All of the proceeds from any sponsorship donation will go directly towards the program, which has already acquired more than $1.7 million from donors needed for infrastructure, equipment, and start-up costs. Rady Children’s is pleased to announce that they have received UNOS Transplant Center Certification approval required to initiate the transplant program and begin surgeries. This event was a kick-off for Rady Children’s annual fundraiser, “Heard it Through the Grapevine,” which will be held on March 7 at the Del Mar Country Club. More information can be found online at