Foundation News

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COVID-19: How to Help

04/30/2020

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Banner Health is working diligently to respond to the spread of COVID-19 while preparing for the uncertain future impact of this global pandemic. The spread of the virus is placing significant new demands on our nonprofit health care system and our valued workforce. Your charitable support is critical in helping Banner respond quickly to escalating needs, make emergency investments, ensure the safety of patients and employees, and increase health care services for those most in need.

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awards $750,000 to Banner Health

04/30/2020

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded $750,000 in unrestricted funds to the Banner Health Foundation to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Banner leadership chose to allocate these funds to the Supporting Our Staff (SOS) Fund to help its health care workforce during this challenging time.

Established in 2011, the SOS Fund provides financial assistance to employees facing a temporary financial hardship. Through Banner Health’s annual employee giving campaign, Banner’s own employees have collectively contributed more than $1 million to the SOS Fund over the past nine years to assist their co-workers in times of need. Some 2,000 employees have received financial assistance from the SOS Fund to date. 

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Young patients find healing in Wellness Warriors blend of ancient wisdom and martial arts

01/31/2020

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A fresh approach to helping kids manage chronic illness blends ancient wisdom and martial arts to encourage healing and positive self-awareness. Designed to uplift pediatric patients and their families, Wellness Warriors is now offered at Cardon Children’s Medical Center through the gift of philanthropy.

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

12/06/2019

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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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