Ruben’s Christmas Elves

Ruben M. Contreras was diagnosed with a terminal form of Brain Cancer (DIPG) which has a 0% survival rate.  He courageously fought for over a year and lost his battle with cancer at the age of 7. Ruben was laid to rest at the Davis Cemetery.

The UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center provided Ruben treatment for 12 months. While receiving treatment, Ruben’s family witnessed the outpouring of support for each child while toys were gifted for the holidays.

After Ruben passed, Ruben’s family established the Ruben’s Christmas Elves toy drive which is now in its 3rd year.  All toys donated to benefit the UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center. Join the Contreras family in making this holiday season just a little easier on the families dealing with the unfair reality of pediatric cancer. 

The Contreras family has put together an Amazon wish list for donation ideas that can be found here.



Drop Off Locations:

Davis Cemetery District 820 Pole Line Road Davis, CA 95618

Kuk Sool Won of Woodland 618 Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695

Man Cave Barber Shop 9 Main Street, Suite 111 Woodland, CA 95695

UC Davis ECE Electrical 734 Farrell Street Woodland, CA 95695