In one event and two locations, Phoenix Children’s combined holiday spirit with remembrance, inspiration and a promise to Ignite Hope for others.
For the 8th year, Ignite Hope – Phoenix delivered on the promise of holiday cheer to patients and families coping with illness and injuries during the season of giving. As the Hospital expands its reach into local communities, the Ignite Hope – West Valley inaugural event was launched simultaneously. Their candlelight walk stopped at Phoenix Children’s Avondale Specialty & Urgent Care.
Between the two locations, more than 3,000 walkers gathered in a robust show of support. Many participants also engaged in fundraising efforts, raising a record $453,000. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hope Fund, supporting the most pressing needs for technology, research, charitable care and more.
Preludes to the walk in each location included festive holiday fun, including face painting and photos with Santa. Walkers held battery-lit candles and were greeted by a CCV music team, which capped each event with familiar holiday favorites. The night concluded with the ceremonial lighting of the holiday trees. Donations are still welcome: PCHIgniteHope.com