JANUARY 26, 2011

Desert Foothills Community Association makes donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

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dfca donates to phcOn Wednesday, December 22 two DFCA Executive Board Members visited the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and presented a check for $2,000 in support of the PCH Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

The DFCA partnered with PCH at the 2010 Wayne Wilson Children’s Charity Rodeo and Carnival on Sunday, October 10, for the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” day in support of the fight against cancer.  DFCA President Chris Wilson said, “We selected Phoenix Children’s Hospital because they meet the criteria of our mission statement which involves giving back to the community as well as supporting children’s charities.  Considering PCH for our support was an easy decision for the DFCA.”

During their visit, DFCA Vice-President Traci Casale and DFCA Treasurer Beth Cornell took a tour of the hospital with Cherry Murray, PCH Special Events Coordinator.  Both DFCA Board Members were extremely impressed with the facility and the programs PCH offers to the patients and their families.  Beth Cornell said, “I think what impressed me the most was the environment.  At times, you forgot you were in a hospital.  They do a great job of helping the children make the most of a difficult situation and the support for the families is so strong.”  Traci Casale agreed, “PCH has a lot to be proud of…from the library for family research to the education classroom for the children.  We learned that patients have completed an entire school year in the hospital schoolroom.  We knew they were doing great things at PCH, but we have a much better understanding of the extent of the hospital’s support that goes beyond traditional medical care.  The DFCA is extremely proud of our support to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.”