The 24th Annual Beach Ball Gala, Escape to the Cape, takes place on February 25, 2017, at Scottsdale Hangar One. Escape to the Cape benefits the Surgical Centers of Excellence at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Surgical procedures help patients survive traumatic injuries, beat cancer, overcome organ failure, and get back to being kids. Each year our physicians perform more than 20,000 surgeries, ranging from transplanting a heart into an infant, resecting a brain tumor, to correcting an abnormal curvature of the spine. Our surgeons are among the very best, using minimally-invasive techniques and the most advanced surgical innovations for a wide range of common and rare childhood diseases.
Your support of Beach Ball 2017 will help our Department of Surgery keep pace with demand – a program that will need to double in size over the next five years to provide care for all the children and teens who need us. Our goal is to expand the surgical program to include dedicated physicians focusing on conditions like childhood cancer, neurological diseases, chest wall deformities and sports-related injuries.Help us bring more of the best and brightest surgeons to Phoenix Children’s, and invest in additional operating rooms, cutting-edge surgical equipment and research initiatives that will benefit our patients now and well into the future.
Over the past two decades, Beach Ball has been a vital source of funding for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Our guests and sponsors have raised more than $15.7 million to help our patients and families – all while having a ball. Each year, guests experience a new theme and destination.