Honor Ball co-chairs Margot Knight and Robynn Sussman present a check for $940,000 from event proceeds to Mark Slater, PhD, chief executive of Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, and Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, chief scientific officer for Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare.

Honor Ball raises $940,000 for Scottsdale Healthcare

The 38th Honor Ball presented by Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation broke event records by raising $940,000 to support patient services and clinical research at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

“Congratulations to all of The Honor Ball 2014 community volunteers for raising $940,000 in net proceeds – a record-amount in the Ball’s 38-year history,” said Laura Grafman, executive vice president of Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.

The Honor Ball 2014 recognized Peggy J. Reiley, RN, PhD, former Scottsdale Healthcare senior vice president and chief clinical officer who made a tremendous impact on nursing at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The Honor Ball is one of the Valley’s most enduring, fun and successful black-tie events, and was held Jan. 25 at The Phoenician Resort. More than 25,000 have attended since 1977, raising more than $12 million to support patient and community services at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare opened in 2001 as the first major cancer center in greater Phoenix to offer comprehensive cancer treatment, research, diagnosis, prevention and support services in a single location. The center quickly developed a national reputation for innovative care and access to many first-of-its-kind cancer treatments.

Cancer patients from across Arizona and the U.S. seek care at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. It is noted for expertise and experience in treating certain less common cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, and is one of four U.S. cancer centers named as a Community Resource Center in the Association of Community Cancer Centers Improving Quality Care in Pancreatic Cancerproject.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale, Ariz. offers comprehensive cancer treatment and research through clinical trials, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support services in collaboration with leading scientific researchers and community oncologists.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital and related entities are part of the non-profit Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. For more information, visit www.shc.org.