Ryan House, a nonprofit that provides respite care, therapy, pediatric palliative care and end-of-life care to children, is hosting its annual fundraiser on Friday, May 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore.

Special guests at this year’s fundraiser include former Arizona Diamondbacks player Luis Gonzalez, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton along with Ryan House leaders.

Ryan House operates completely from philanthropic donations, but is currently seeking ways to receive healthcare reimbursement. There is only one other facility in the country with a similar mission as Ryan House.

Over 1,000 guests are expected to attend the fundraiser that will include remarks from Gonzalez, a blessing from Ryan Cottor, Ryan House namesake and member of the founding family of Ryan House, emcee by Lin Sue Cooney, keynote from Nick Kizer, father of a Ryan House family, solo by Ashleigh Creighton and a call for support from Alyssa Crockett, Ryan House executive director.