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Dignity Health Foundation East Valley June 2017
In this issue:
■  Giving
■  Power of Purse
■  Keep Kids Safe
■  Events
■  Donors

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   ■  Website
   ■  Dancing For Stroke
   ■  Power of the Purse

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Your gift to the Dignity Health Foundation East Valley directly supports patients like Tatum, Kate or Debi. Your gift also helps families get back on their feet with support and rehabilitation programs. The volunteers and board members of the Dignity Health Foundation are so thankful to have families like these who are willing to share their story and encourage others to make gifts. Learn more or make a gift today.

Exciting Giving Opportunities

You can support one of your favorite charities by:

  • Ordering Papa John's Pizza (you receive 40% off when you use promo code "DignityHealth" online at papajohns.com.)
  • Visiting Sub Zero Ice Cream of Gilbert 884 W. Warner Road (you receive 10% off in June - mention Dignity Health)
  • Shopping at AmazonSmile and choosing the Dignity Health Foundation-East Valley www.smile.amazon.com
  • Giving $1 week to the HERO Fund (employees can choose payroll or PTO deduction)

Please share these opportunities with your friends and family!

Learn more when the Foundation and Sub Zero have an ice cream tasting at 12 noon near the Cafe on June 20th at Chandler Regional Medical Center and June 27th at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Power of the Purse - Women's Philanthropic Society


The 2017 projects chosen for support by the women of the Power of the Purse are life-changing. They include 3D mammography equipment, stroke camp, and a project to ensure the timeliness of care in the hospitals. While the group does not meet over the hot summer months, fundraising for these projects must continue to fully-fund all three.

Thank you to Trust Bank and Dillard's for their recent give-back projects of author's luncheons and a mother's day shopping event. Several thousand dollars have been raised to fund the projects. Please contact Catrina.Boppart@dignityhealth.org if you have a cool summer fundraising idea!

An easy fundraising opportunity is for you to join in the Amazon Smiles Give Back program and choose Dignity Health Foundation East Valley. Your shopping will benefit the 2017 projects.

If you want to volunteer at Refresh and Retreat Sroke Camp in Prescott July 31- Aug. 3 to see where your money goes, call the Foundation at 480.728.3931. For information on other event and volunteering opportunities with this group see powerofpurse.org. Email Julieann.alvarado@dignityhealth.org for more information or to join, would love to have you!


SRP Empowers our Keeping Kids Safe Program in our Community

Our homes are often thought of as places of refuge and safety. These feelings however, can be quickly shattered when a loved one encounters danger at home. Dignity Health has created the Keeping Kids Safe Program which provides education to parents and caregivers on how to keep children safer in their homes and around water. The Salt River Project recently energized our funding efforts with a generous contribution of $5,000 to our program.

Keeping Kids Safe is the only such effort in the East Valley designed to help underserved residents overcome knowledge barriers concerning home safety and choking prevention. This is especially important since low-income families often buy second-hand items such as infant walkers, drop-sided cribs and car seats which do not meet new safety standards. Participants attend a 4-hour course at Mercy Gilbert Medical which begins with a segment on child proofing the home. A video "Safety Starts at Home," educates attendees about safety concerns of which they are often unaware, such as button batteries, electric cords, outlets and water, all of which are particularly hazardous to infants and toddlers. Discussion also covers topics such as the safety of inflatable arm bands versus life jackets along with adult eye-to-eye/touch supervision. The remainder of the class is taught utilizing the American Heart Association's "Family and Friend" course, in which the participants learn by observing and practicing CPR and choking rescue. Since most cardiac arrests outside the hospital, occur at home, teaching the undeserved to recognize the need for CPR or choking assistance and when to call 911 increased their ability to receive early medical care.

SRP's contribution to the Foundation will enable us to purchase new teaching materials and to offer the course at a greatly reduced rate. Donations such as these are the lifeline that makes it possible for us to continue serving the needs of the community. We are especially grateful that Keeping Kids Safe is the beneficiary of such generosity. Please spread the word about this amazing program and donate now to extend the program even further (designate Keeping Kids Safe).

Supporting Patients through Meaningful Fundraising Events

Thanks Walkers, Runners, Sponsors and the Butson Family

Over $12,500 in proceeds for the most successful 5k event to-date will benefit the programs at the birthing centers at both Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. This will include specialty programs for families needing pregnancy and infant bereavement support. We greatly appreciate the Butson Family sharing their story and gathering support for other families.

The 2018 race will again be professionally managed by Startline Racing and you can already register and support families today!

Thanks to Volunteer Ambassador-Dancers and 2017 Sponsors

The team at the Arizona Ballroom Champions is working overtime - they are training dancers from Charles Schwab, Dignity Health and other partners. The competitors are tossing out their running shoes and trading them for dancing shoes. For many of them, it's very personal. "Last year I lost my 57-year-old cousin to stroke," said Jen Winkelman, " and a dear friend of mine lost her significant other to stroke a few years ago." All of the 2017 ambassador-dancers are volunteering their time to spread the facts about stroke and fundraise to support survivors. The Schwab team will be fundraising and dancing this Saturday June 24th, while the Dignity Health squad is just now gearing up for an October 7th performance. Follow and fundraise at www.dancingforstrokeaz.org.

Thank you donors giving $125+ since the last newsletter. Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference.

Bobby G. Avery, First Things First, Katherine Delacruz, Martin H. Lehman, MD, Michael E. Hickey, Michael R. Kralik MD, Tim Bricker, Essential Rehabilitation Services, Jennifer K. Butson and Family, Alan Fitzgerald, Barbara M. Mixon, Robert E. LaBonte, TJ Gardner, Alma M. Tree, Karl Despins, Michael Kurcz, Joseph R. Schofield, Asha Solsi, MD, Bruce Bethancourt, MD, CRMC/MGMC Medical Staff, Emily H. Kosobucki, Michael Amoa-Asare, Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust, Stacy J. Farris, Julia and Thomas Marreel, Alex Fairly, Chandler Anesthesia Consultants, Dorothy E. Alexander, TrustBank, Vanir Construction Management, Audi Chandler, Benevity - Intel, Crimson Marketing & Public Relations, CRMC Intepreter Services, CRMC Medical/Surgical Department, CRMC Women's Imaging Center, CRMC/MGMC Maternal Child Health, CRMC/MGMC Emergency Services, CRMC/MGMC Administration, CRMC/MGMC Nursing Support, CRMC/MGMC Quality Management Dept., Jacqueline Heath, Kimberly Cammiso, Linda K. Anderson, O.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery, Arizona Diamondbacks, Hall Of Frames, Lisa Scotford-Stearman, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Shelly Daniel, Tim Hyland, Whirlwind Golf Club, Bethany Cheney, Chandler Radiology Associates, CRMC/MGMC Business Development, Jayne M. Munoz, Jolene Pomeroy, Kathleen J. Dowler, MidFirst Bank, Papago Golf Course, Ted Davis, Erin Keefe, Ivars Vancers, Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Eric T. Sorensen, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, Southwest Catholic Health Network (Mercy Care Plan), William Moorehead, David C. Sobeck, Healthsouth East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Babe's Photos, Bonnie and Bob Kroon, Edward Jones, Inde Motorsports Ranch, Jael D. Greene, Jennifer McInelly, John and Julie Alvarado, Joseph Mikes, Mesa Fire and Medical Department, Pilates Tempe, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, SRP, Univar Corporation, Martin Breeden, Rick Kettner, Ryan Companies US, Incorporated, BMO Harris Bank, Derek D. Holland, Kevin Hennessy, Hunt Construction Group, Incorporated, On Advertising, Amanda Zibell, Ben Johnson, Brett Higgins, Bruce Cherry, Candace Gilliland, Carrie Hamstra, Charles M. Lawrence, Arizona Ballroom Champions, Colleen Dresslar, Craig McKnight, Cristi Cost, Daniel A. Dowler, Daniel Panico, David C. Sobeck, David G. Wolach, Dennis Troggio, Diana Bardo, Diana Perez, Premier Audio Visual, Frederick R. Hatfield, James Guthrie, Jane E. Hanson, Jason Blackwood, Jeffrey E. Miks, Jeri Broxterman, Jerry Holdaway, Larry Pomeroy, Mason Caldwell, Mike Healy, Monica A. Inclan, Monte Swarup, MD, Rhonda K. Curtis, Richard Cassidy, Felicia and Richard T. Vandermolen, Ricky Ferguson, Robb Lipsey, Roger D. Bies, Ross Vroman, Scott Siebel, Sean M. Rozsa, Seth Bacon, Stephen Stack, Taro Kaibara MD, Terry Jones, Tony Cammiso, Travis Thurman, Kate Mathias, Dillard's, Loretta M. Burrow, The Charles A. & Evelyn E. Barnhart Trust, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., City of Chandler - Community Development, Jeong H. Kim, Skanska USA Building Incorporated, Nora Ellen, Sheridan Healthcorp/Premier Emergency Medical, Maureen A. Sterbach, Arizona Central Credit Union, Robert Halverson, David K. Reynolds, MD, Christine Arnese, Neurology Associates of the East Valley, Backfit Health & Spine, Timothy R. Baughman, Sheryl Butson, Northern Trust Bank (148th Street), Air Methods Corporation, Charles Schwab Foundation & Benevity, EMS Management LLC, Experience Matters Consortium Inc., RDC Realty, LLC, Backswing Golf Events, LLC, George Y. Nseir, MD, Laura Gibson, Michael L. Mathias, Neurosurgical Associates, Limited, Richard Welker, Rayhons Financial Solutions, Albert R. Martinez, Miranda Head, StartLine Sports, LLC, Tara Bohlander, David Salvatore, MD, Arizona Cardinals Charities, Carolyn Chase, Home Instead Senior Care, John Ford, Karukurichi S. Venkatesh, William Herman, Linda K. Anderson and Thank you to those Benefactors who are Anonymous

Thank you for continuing the mission of the Foundation: to support Dignity Health healthcare facilities and programs in the Southeast Valley through philanthropy.

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