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Partners in Wellness featuring Hyundai Motor America

08/10/2023

Banner Health Foundation gratefully acknowledges Hyundai Motor America’s support to help build a Play Zone at Diamond Children’s Medical Center. Once completed, this bright, open space will give hospitalized kids a place away from their hospital room and treatment areas to relax, play, read, express themselves creatively, and explore their emotions.

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Coming Soon: Care Card

08/02/2023

The Big Pink Bus, a program of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, is honored to be the 2023 and 2024 beneficiary of The Board of Visitors Care Card program, Arizona’s largest retail fundraising event. Care Cards will go on sale in September for $60 and can be used during a 10-day shopping event, Oct. 20-29, for a 20% discount at 350+ Valley retailers and restaurants. Hitting the road this fall, The Big Pink Bus will bring lifesaving, mobile 3D mammography to women across the Valley.

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Bombas and Banner Health partner to provide socks to patients in need

08/01/2023

With socks being the most requested garment at homeless shelters, apparel maker Bombas donates so many pairs of new, premium socks that the brand is now known as much for their “buy one, give one” practice as they are for their products: high-quality socks, underwear, and t-shirts. It’s a simple philosophy: For every item purchased, a clothing item is donated by Bombas to a homeless shelter or homelessness-related charity.

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Screening program identifying and treating more lung cancer cases

08/01/2023

Because most lung cancer cases are diagnosed at later stages—when the cancer has already spread to other organs and treatment options are less likely to cure the disease—more Americans die of lung cancer than any other type of cancer.

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HOPE program addresses oral health in hospitalized seniors

08/01/2023

While dental health may not immediately be associated with a stay in the hospital, inadequate oral hygiene can lead to devastating disease and a significant loss of quality of life, particularly in the elderly, who represent the largest proportion of hospitalized patients. Bacteria from the oral cavity can travel to the lungs and cause older patients to contract hospital-acquired pneumonia, a serious and potentially fatal infection.

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