Ignite Hope

Holiday candlelight walks raise funds for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

On Dec. 14, One event in two locations combined holiday spirit with remembrance, inspiration and a promise to Ignite Hope for others. In addition to its Phoenix walk, the eighth annual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation event expanded to the West Valley.

The candlelight walk in Phoenix stopped at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital main campus, where patients took in the festivities from the windows. The West Valley candlelight walk stopped at Phoenix Children’s Avondale Specialty & Urgent Care.

Between the two locations, more than 3,000 walkers gathered in a robust show of support. Many participants also engaged in fundraising efforts, yielding a record $453,000. Proceeds benefit the Hope Fund, supporting the most pressing needs for technology, research, charitable care and more.

Preludes to the walk at each location included face painting and photos with Santa. Walkers held battery-lit candles and were greeted by the CCV music team, which capped each event with familiar holiday favorites. The night concluded with the ceremonial lighting of the holiday trees.

PHOTOS COURTESY PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

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