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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute - Tucson Challenge Grant


Jerre and Mary Joy Stead

Banner Health is committed to expanding Banner Alzheimer’s Institute’s comprehensive care model to Southern Arizona. Because this expansion relies on significant philanthropic support, Jerre and Mary Joy Stead will match every $5 gift to the BAI Stead Family Matching Challenge with $1, up to $600,000.

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Child Life: Something for the whole family


Hailey and the Child Life volunteers

After years of dealing with Cystic Fibrosis, 16-year-old Hailey values her special relationship with a team of professionals who make all the difference in the world. Banner Thunderbird Medical Center’s Child Life specialists support Hailey, and her entire family, in ways that are both tangible and intangible.

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Leaving a Legacy Through a Charitable Bequest


Leave a Legacy

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways to leave a legacy gift to the Banner Health Foundation or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation. A bequest is simply specific language, expressed in your will or trust, that outlines your wishes to leave a gift after your lifetime to the causes and programs most important to you.

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Music therapist with Banner Hospice fulfills a musician's dream


Banner Hospice and Pete

A singer, songwriter, teacher and performer, Pete spent 60 years building a full life around music. With a last wish to play his instrument again, Pete’s dream was fulfilled through weekly sessions with Banner Hospice’s only music therapist, Tammy Reiver.

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Patient Assistance Fund is a lifeline for those facing their biggest challenge


Patient Assistance Fund

Imagine your retirement: Enjoying precious free time after decades of hard work, diligently saving money, making travel plans. Now, picture an alternate experience happening to individuals in our own community: Receiving a cancer diagnosis, realizing that even the best health insurance policies don’t fully cover treatments, and depleting life savings to battle the disease.

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The BIG Outside at Cardon Children's Medical Center


The BIG Outside

The BIG Outside is now open at Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, offering activities to help children keep their minds off treatment or receive rehabilitation therapy outdoors.

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Donor Gifts to Considine Hematology Research Fund Matched Dollar-for-dollar


Hematology Research Fund

The Banner Health Foundation announced a matching gift opportunity to support cancer research at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in the area of blood cancer clinical trials. To advance promising research in this area, R. W. Considine generously committed a $500,000 matching gift to establish the first Hematology Research Fund at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence Opens


TW Lewis Melanoma Center Opens

Donors, supporters and friends gathered to celebrate the official opening of the T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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