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Papa Murphy’s Teams Up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza has launched a new campaign to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH). The 40 Papa Murphy’s locations in greater Phoenix and northern Arizona will donate $1 to PCH from every Mini Murph™ Make ‘N’ Bake Pizza Kit sold now through September 30, 2014.

The Mini Murph is a hit for children’s play dates, sleepovers and birthday parties. The pizza kit, which sells for $3, has everything kids need to be a mini pizza chef including a fresh seven-inch pizza crust, pizza sauce, 100% all-natural mozzarella cheese, and slices of real pepperoni (enough to cover traditionally or place creatively.)

“Everyone at Papa Murphy’s is rallying around this campaign. We want to do everything we can to help PCH.” said Ed Holmes, who owns numerous Papa Murphy’s locations around Arizona. “These children deserve every dollar we can raise, so we look forward to breaking sales records of Mini Murph this year.”

Last year’s promotion raised thousands to help Phoenix Children’s meet growing demands. Every dollar raised this year will help with patient care, research and medical education. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country and continues to strive for innovation, most recently announcing the formation of a new state-of-the-art pediatric institute for molecular medicine.

“Papa Murphy’s has been a generous supporter of Phoenix Children’s Hospital for several years,” said Steve Schnall, Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “We are so thankful for their ongoing support and are grateful for their generosity.”

To help, visit any of the 40 locations in greater Phoenix and northern Arizona. To look up an address near you, go to www.papamurphys.com.

Randy McGrane, Ensemble managing director, delivers prizes to Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients during Medical BINGO last week. Ensemble donated $52,000 to the hospital.

Ensemble donation helps bring smiles to children

Phoenix Children’s Hospital recently received a donation that is bringing entertainment options and more smiles to patients of all ages. A $52,000 donation from Ensemble Real Estate Solutions, a Phoenix-based full-service healthcare real estate firm, provided an update to the Hospital’s CATV network. This upgrade allows for high definition content being delivered directly to the patient rooms, including 12 new channels being broadcast to children’s rooms in the Hospital’s new tower. It’s also enabling Child Life to broadcast live television from the Child Life Zone studio, directly into sick kids’ rooms and waiting areas.

With video games, movies, arts and crafts and air hockey, the Child Life Zone is a place where patients go to hang out and just be kids. Now, with help from Ensemble, the Child Life Zone has an even greater reach, as patients who can’t leave their rooms can still be part of the fun and excitement by watching high definition TV in their rooms. This technology helps keep patients distracted with fun activities while going through the healing process.

As of April 16, the Child Life Zone is now “live” with interactive games and concerts. On the go-live date, CCTV Medical BINGO was broadcast live for the first time from the Zone to patients in the playrooms and in their hospital rooms. If a patient in their room wins at Medical BINGO, a Child Life Specialist will bring a prize to the patient’s room. Ensemble managing director, Randy McGrane, was on hand to deliver prizes during Medical BINGO last week.

“Ensemble has been a valued business partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital for many years, while also being a generous supporter of the hospital through many philanthropic donations,” said Steve Schnall, the Hospital’s Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “We are so thankful to Ensemble for their ongoing support and are grateful for their generosity.”

The recent donation was a direct result of unused contingency funds set aside for Ensemble’s development of the Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center, a specialty and urgent care center, completed last year. The $14.7 million Avondale clinic features 27 patient rooms, two treatment rooms, X-Ray, ultrasound, three infusion bays and on-site lab services.

“We’re proud of our work with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the 35,355 square feet developed on their behalf for the Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center. This particular donation was rewarding because it embodied Ensemble’s philosophy of working together. The entire Southwest Center development team worked together to bring the project in under budget because they knew excess funds would go to PCH and we all love this Hospital. Today, to see the tangible impact is particularly gratifying. It’s bringing joy and smiles to patients and their families,” said McGrane. “Seeing the kids’ faces as they play Medical BINGO and watch high definition TV is a rewarding investment for sure!”

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AZ Restaurant Week Partners with Phoenix Children's

Eat. Drink. Give.

This fall’s Arizona Restaurant Week gets a little sweeter as diners will have the chance to celebrate and honor Phoenix Children’s Hospital throughout their 30th birthday month! During Fall Arizona Restaurant Week hungry Arizonans can text a donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital at the end of each meal during this popular week celebrating Arizona’s rich food scene September 21-29. Diners can text “PCH30″ To 50555 and specify their donation amount or visit HappyBirthdayPCH.com for more information. Donations are being accepted via text or website immediately.

“Phoenix Children’s Hospital is thrilled to be celebrating our 30th birthday with Arizona Restaurant Association and being a part of Restaurant Week,” said Steve Schnall, the hospital’s senior vice president and chief development officer. “We’re honored to have gifted so many birthdays to our patients over the years – many of which I’m sure have been celebrated at the very eateries that will be participating.”

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week will offer diners a choice of over 200 restaurants to sample and taste during the 10 day event. Currently, over 30 restaurants have uploaded menus to www.arizonarestaurantweek.com, timed perfectly to announce the partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital in celebration of 30 years saving children’s lives.

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AZ Restaurant Week Partners with Phoenix Children’s

Eat. Drink. Give.

This fall’s Arizona Restaurant Week gets a little sweeter as diners will have the chance to celebrate and honor Phoenix Children’s Hospital throughout their 30th birthday month! During Fall Arizona Restaurant Week hungry Arizonans can text a donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital at the end of each meal during this popular week celebrating Arizona’s rich food scene September 21-29. Diners can text “PCH30″ To 50555 and specify their donation amount or visit HappyBirthdayPCH.com for more information. Donations are being accepted via text or website immediately.

“Phoenix Children’s Hospital is thrilled to be celebrating our 30th birthday with Arizona Restaurant Association and being a part of Restaurant Week,” said Steve Schnall, the hospital’s senior vice president and chief development officer. “We’re honored to have gifted so many birthdays to our patients over the years – many of which I’m sure have been celebrated at the very eateries that will be participating.”

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week will offer diners a choice of over 200 restaurants to sample and taste during the 10 day event. Currently, over 30 restaurants have uploaded menus to www.arizonarestaurantweek.com, timed perfectly to announce the partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital in celebration of 30 years saving children’s lives.

PHOENIX CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 20TH ANNUAL BEACH BALL TO BENEFIT CHILDREN'S HEART CENTER

Coinciding with the hospital’s 30th anniversary, this year’s Beach Ball gala will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The Barcelona–themed event will bring together members of the community and beyond to celebrate the world-class care that the Phoenix Children’s Hospital has continued to provide to the Valley for three decades.

Beach Ball GalaThe event will be held at The Phoenician luxury resort in Scottsdale, and Apollo Group/University of Phoenix will be the proud presenting sponsor.

“Each year, Beach Ball brings together members of this community who are giving of their time and generosity to benefit one of the largest and most respected children’s hospitals in the country. We are so fortunate to be a part of a community that fosters development with such a strong spirit of generosity,”
Steve Schnall, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital said.

The Children’s Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the premier regional referral center in the Southwest for children with heart disease, and is the fifth-largest program of its kind in the United States. It proudly offers the most comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pediatric cardiac care to infants, children and teens with congenital heart defects, rhythm disturbances, heart failure and other cardiac-related problems. The Center’s surgeons perform nearly one heart transplant each month.

Proceeds raised from the 2012 Beach Ball reached nearly $1 million – a goal that this year’s event chairs hope to exceed for the Children’s Heart Center.

Those interested in getting involved with the 2013 Beach Ball or future events are encouraged to do so and should contact, Dusty Whitney, Volunteer Coordinator at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation by email at dwhitney@phoenixchildrens.com.

Event and donation information may be found at www.pchbeachball.com, on the event’s Facebook page or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PCHBeachBall.

ABC15 and Phoenix Children's Hospital

ABC15 Telethon Raises $156,760 For Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation teamed up with ABC15 for a one-day telethon. The event ran from 4:30am – 11pm on Wednesday, April 11 and raised a record-breaking $156,760 to support Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care for kids in more than 40 pediatric specialties.

ABC15 on-air personalities Amy Murphy, Connie Colla, Andi Barness, Kirk Yuhnke, Steve Irvin, Amber Sullins, Rebecca Thomas and Susan Casper broadcasted live throughout the day from the new patient tower on the hospital campus. Donors were asked to give by calling the live phone bank, going online to www.abc15.com or, stopping by any Walgreens. ABC15 coverage in News and programming included interviews with patient families, pediatric experts, community supporters and special guests.

“Not only did ABC15 exceed its ambitious goal of raising $100,000 in one day for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, they did a masterful and heartfelt job of telling our patient family stories,” said Steve Schnall, the hospital’s Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “I want to express our gratitude to the entire ABC15 team as well as our generous community.”

On hand to show their support were Mayor Stanton, the Diamondbacks Luis Gonzalez, fitness trainer and ABC star, Chris Powell, Cardinals players Nick Eason, David Carder and Isaiah Williams as well as Cardinals cheerleaders.

Many local companies stepped up and gave checks on-air while their employees staffed the phone bank, including sponsors Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Jasper Air, Sanderson Ford and Zerorez Carpet Cleaning; as well as Arizona Central Credit Union, Art of Merlot, Carl’s Jr., First Credit Union, IHOP, McLane Sunwest, Sagicor Life Insurance Company, Scripps, Sleep America, Vemma, and Walgreens.

“Our first telethon benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital was a wonderful success,” said Anita Helt, ABC15 Vice President and General Manager. “We couldn’t have achieved our goal without the support of our corporate sponsors and caring community.”

ABC15 Telethon focused on many of the miracle stories happening each day at the hospital; as well as updates about Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s major expansion, which is bringing its special brand of family-centered care to even more patients and families. Every dollar raised will have a direct impact on patient care and critical programs and services, many of which are not covered by medical insurance.