A Winning Partnership

Announcing Darleen Santore as the Dignity Health Foundation East Valley Spokesperson for 2017

Chandler, AZ – January 25, 2016 – The Dignity Health Foundation East Valley is pleased to announce a winning partnership with Wellness and Lifestyle Coach, Darleen Santore.  “Coach Dar,” as she is best known, will serve as a spokesperson for the Foundation spreading the message of wellness and humankindness. 

“Coach Dar is a much sought-after professional speaker and motivator who is committed to helping “Raise the Bar” for everyone she coaches – from professional athletes, to entrepreneurs and individuals in transition,” said Aaron Peace, President of the Dignity Health Foundation East Valley, “We are delighted to have her representing us in 2017.”

Coach Dar is also a stroke survivor and occupational therapist who works with survivors and those battling disease to regain strength, confidence and a renewed vibrancy of life.  She believes in comebacks for those seeking a greater, more fulfilling life. She first joined the Dignity Health Foundation team as a volunteer to help support and promote stroke survivors in their fundraising efforts.  She will continue as a volunteer dancer this year fundraising and spreading awareness about the causes and symptoms of stroke in the ever-popular Dancing for Stroke gala event.

 “Having worked through health issues of my own, I am passionate about living life to the fullest and taking care of yourself. As well as seeking professional, quality treatment,” says Coach Dar. “I am excited to elevate this natural partnership to serve as a spokesperson for the Dignity Health team of passionate professionals and volunteers who are also seeking to Raise the Bar on Wellness.”

Coach Dar and the Dignity Health Foundation East Valley will be focused on encouraging patients to “Win Again” and raising funds to support these patients and their families. 

About Dignity Health Foundation East Valley

The Dignity Health Foundation East Valley supports the health care facilities and programs in the Southeast Valley through philanthropy.  Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, and the community outreach programs manged by Dignity Health in the Southeast Valley are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus by delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; serving and advocating for the poor and disenfranchised, and partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.  The generosity of the communities served, and the dedication of volunteers, helps insure the Foundation supports excellence in patient care, medical education, research and community outreach.  For more information, please visit our website at www.supportdignityhealtheastvalley.org. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

About Coach Darleen Santore

Just as professional athletes need a head coach to help them reach their full potential, Darleen Santore helps individuals gain clarity and focus in order to live well, lead well, and propel themselves to new heights. For 18 years, she was a board certified occupational therapist and coach. As a therapist she worked side-by-side with individuals to overcome unimaginable setbacks due to illness or injury. As a coach, she partners with individuals of all walks of life in an effort to help them reach their peak potential. Darleen is sharing the playbook she has written in the hopes that everyone can reach their full potential. For more information, please visit www.coachdar.com. You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems, is a 21-state network of 9,000 physicians, 59,000 employees, and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY15, Dignity Health provided $1.7 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.



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