Foundation News

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When it comes to their health, a good defense is a strong offense for kids



As part of an innovative, preemptive program funded through philanthropy for Arizona's kids, fluoride varnish is applied once every six months, when primary teeth start coming in, to combat tooth decay and build good overall health.

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Charitable Gift Annuities: Generosity meets security



With a charitable give annuity, the concept is simple: You make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets, and we, in turn, pay you a fixed amount for life. And now, if you make your gift by December 31, the gift annuity rates will be an estimated 0.3 to 0.5 percent higher than they will be beginning January 1.

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Cyclists focus on El Tour de Tucson's 37th running



When Austin Thacker was just 14, he was diagnosed with stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His chances of survival were less than 50 percent, but he chose to fight. So did his family and the doctors at Diamond Children's Medical Center in Tucson. Now a sophomore at Grand Canyon University, Austin is a strong advocate for pediatric cancer. Having completed a cross-country charity bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle in August, Austin's next ride is the Banner – University Medicine El Tour de Tucson on November 23, three days after his 21st birthday.  

Whether you're a cyclist or not, you can support the cause!

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Eight new members join Foundation board of directors



The Banner Health Foundation has welcomed eight new members to its Board of Directors:

Tony Astorga
Shiva Birdi, MD
Scott Douglas
Adam Goodman
Steve Hilton
Todd Hurst, MD
Gretchen Kinsella
Connor Tryhus

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The Pulse of the City Soiree was a smashing success!



The Pulse of the City Soiree is Banner Health’s signature fundraising gala. Guests at the 2019 event enjoyed a spectacular auction, front-row access to a live concert, networking, and superb dining—all in the spirit of supporting mental health care for Arizona youth.

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