About Fund a Need

Each year The Board of Visitors selects an area within Children’s National that has a direct need to fund via a raise the paddle during the Live portion of our auction. Our Board will be identifying the 2018 Fund a Need at a later date.

At 2017’s event, our Fund a Need raised funds to support transformative treatments for children with epilepsy. Specifically, the funds helped accelerate incorporating groundbreaking imaging technology to more precisely pinpoint the origins of a child’s seizures. This innovative use of new technology dramatically improves a neurosurgeon’s accuracy and enables care teams to identify more children who will benefit from surgical treatment and enjoy freedom from the tyranny of unprovoked and unpredictable seizures.