Foundation News

Check here for announcements, news, and information from Banner Health Foundation.

The Big Pink Bus: Bringing 3D mammograms to you

10/01/2021

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center wants to bring life-saving screening mammograms to more Valley women, especially those in underserved and outlying communities, through a new mobile mammography unit called The Big Pink Bus. This October, Bashas’ Family of Stores has partnered with Banner Health Foundation to support The Big Pink Bus. Bashas’ and Food City customers can support this important initiative by making a donation at the register or by purchasing Bashas’ pink-labeled water bottles. Additionally, they will generously match $50K of the proceeds in both 2021 and 2022.

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Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Grants $330,000 to launch oral-care program at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

09/01/2021

Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, has awarded the Banner Health Foundation $330,000 to fund a new Hospital Oral Care and Periodontal Disease Education (HOPE) program at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, an Age-Friendly Healthcare System recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

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Banner Alzheimer's Institute launches Support Line for patients and families

09/01/2021

Thanks to philanthropic investment by the J. Orin Edson family, the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has launched a new Support Line, a helpline that gives patients and caregivers direct call access to an experienced social worker when in need of resources, support, advice, education, or simply to talk. It is one of four initiatives supported by the Edson family’s $10 million gift to the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation in 2020.

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Partners in Wellness featuring Innovaccer

08/11/2021

Banner Health Foundation and Banner Alzheimer's Foundation gratefully acknowledge new gifts of $10,000 or more from corporations, foundations, and local community groups that have invested in our organization in the past year through the Partners in Wellness program.

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38th annual El Tour de Tucson to raise funds for Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center

08/02/2021

In the blink of an eye, two-year-old Elianna went from a joyful, curious toddler to battling kidney cancer, after a large mass was found in her stomach. Diagnosed as a Wilms tumor, it is the most common type of kidney cancer in children.

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