Light the Way at Rady Children’s ice rink at Liberty Station

The Ice Rink benefits the Thriving After Cancer Program at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital.

SAN DIEGO – The holiday season is here, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, one of the national leaders in pediatric health care, is celebrating with Light the Way, its annual fundraising campaign that supports San Diego kids spending their holidays at the hospital.

The Rady Children’s Ice Rink, now in its 26th season, is located in the Central Promenade at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. The rink is open now through Jan. 8 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

Last season, more than 47,000 visitors laced up their skates and helped raise funds for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. Thanks to community support and local sponsors, more than $2 million has been raised from the Ice Rink in the past 25 years.

“Light the Way ensures that children on the mend have a holiday season to look forward to presents on holidays, milestones throughout the season, festive holiday decorations, and support for parents,” said Alexandra Loker, VP of philanthropy at Rady Children’s. “We are thrilled to kick off the season with the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station.”

No immediate details were provided about the person’s identity other than the deceased person was a 49-year-old man.

Chula Vista police were initially dispatched to the scene due to the location of where the body was found, but, San Diego police officers were later called to investigate as the location fell under their jurisdiction, Chula Vista police told CBS 8.

“…Officers found an obviously deceased male suffering from trauma to his upper body that indicated he was the victim of a violent crime,” San Diego police said in a press release.

No suspect details were provided.

The circumstances surrounding the death were being investigated by San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit.

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