Walk. Run. Fundraise. for Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients on Oct. 5 raised $175,000 for patient care. Two thousand participants joined the family-friendly 3.1-mile walk/run, with proceeds benefiting the Hope Fund, which supports more than 60 of the programs and services funded solely or significantly through philanthropy.
The event began with festivities at First Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, where participants could warm up to music provided by iHeartRadio, visit sponsor booths for free giveaways and join in multiple team photo opportunities. The Joint Chiropractic Kids’ Dash ended the morning, with all participating kids receiving a commemorative finisher’s medal.
It was a special moment for all when 16-year-old patient Porter Trythall took his first steps since being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in 2018, leaving him unable to speak, swallow, move or smile. After extensive rehabilitation therapy at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Porter independently walked at the start and the finish line for patients like himself.
Racers had the opportunity to raise additional funds for Phoenix Children’s by creating a fundraising team or raising funds as individuals. Sponsors included RSM, The Joint Chiropractic, KNIX and Capilano Properties.