Some of the Valley’s most philanthropic groups donated a combined $1.55 million to fund the expansion of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which recently opened.
Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable wing of the hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Thunderbirds, donated $400,000 to fund the expansion of the CVICU. Thunderbirds Charities is a longtime supporter of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and also has donated to causes such as the hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center.
Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club granted Phoenix Children’s Hospital $400,000 toward the funding of the CVICU. Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club chose CVICU for this donation due to its ongoing commitment to bettering the lives of children in Phoenix.
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation donated $300,000 to expand pediatric heart care at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The organization has a long history of giving back to the communities in which they operate, including support of the Hospital’s Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center in 2017.
Beach Ball Paddle Raising: At this year’s annual Beach Ball gala, attendees were asked to raise their paddles for the expansion of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital CVICU. Guests generously gave a total of $450,000 towards the expansion.
The CVICU has seen an increased demand in care over the last several years. One in 100 infants born today has a congenital heart defect. The Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s is the only Center of its kind in the Southwest, and is becoming an international destination for expert care. The donations will fund an increased number of beds, cutting-edge technology and a more robust continuum of care.