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Passport to Music connects music and memory

07/30/2019

Passport to Music with BAI and MIM

Passport to Music is a life enrichment program by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in partnership with the Musical Instrument Museum.

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Groundbreaking investigational therapies, collaborative studies are changing the fight

07/02/2019

Banner MD Anderson clinical trials

Many generous donors choose to help in the pursuit of tomorrow's cures by supporting research with their gifts to the Banner Health Foundation. Among the most promising areas of research supported by these gifts is the clinical trials program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Since its inception, the Clinical Trials Division at Banner MD Anderson has opened over 190 research studies with over 680 patients participating in research.

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Donors band together for greater impact

07/02/2019

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When you choose to donate to a specific Banner Health facility, you also have the choice of designating that facility's general fund for your gift. Each year, dollars in these general funds are used for special initiatives and projects that impact the care and services that patients receive. Read on for examples of how, banded together in a general fund, gifts from generous donors strike a chord for more impact!

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Support your favorite hospital or program with a tax-free gift from your IRA

07/01/2019

Gift of an IRA to Banner Health

If you’re at least age 70½, you can use the IRA Charitable Rollover to make a tax-free gift to the Banner Health Foundation or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation. This law allows you to transfer any amount up to $100,000 directly to a qualified charitable organization—without paying income tax on the distribution.

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Artificial heart assists a patient awaiting transplant

06/12/2019

Banner - University Medicine Institutes

With his chances of survival dwindling, Trent Lunsford suddenly had new hope when he became the first patient to receive an artificial heart in a rare procedure. He still needed a new heart, but this technological innovation, performed at the Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute, gave him the gift of time: 127 days, to be exact. Trent received his heart transplant on December 22, 2018, and today, feels better than ever.

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