When In Need Grandmas Serve
Founded in 2015, WINGS is a group of over 50 dynamic women—all grandmothers—dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Phoenix Children’s. Together, they’ve raised almost $1 million to support a variety of initiatives. Notably, their support of the Paws Can Heal program brought full-time facility dog, Checkers, to the hospital to spread hope and healing to kids, staff and families. They’ve also sent 200 children battling cancer to Camp Rainbow, offering them much-needed support. Additionally, they actively backed the Young Investigators Awards, financially supporting the work of up-and-coming researchers in the field. This year, their funding will support new technology and equipment for the Motion Analysis Lab.
“As grandmothers, so many of our families have personally benefitted from Phoenix Children’s services. The hospital touches us so directly.”
Executive Board members
President Elect: Mary Jo Grogan
Treasurer: Janie Russo
Vice President of Membership: Nancy Kindregan
Recording Secretary: Georgeanne Gillis
Corresponding Secretary: Beth Pryor
Fundraising Chair: Gretchen Wilson
Social Committee Chair: Mary Jo Grogan
Grant Committee Chair: Rona Kasen
Governance Committee Chair: Nancy Albert
Service Projects Chair: Nancy Kindregan
Social Committee Chair: Susan Harris
Mary Jo Beardsley
Mary Jo Grogan
Dana Jirauch Boatright
Michelle “Mike ” Mencuccini
Motion Analysis Lab
The WINGS Women’s Board invites you to make a difference
For children coping with a range of movement issues related to disease, muscular, spine or bone health, birth defects, sports injuries, or rehabilitation, the Motion Analysis Lab (Gait Lab) is the only one of its kind in the state.
Our motion analysis uses engineering, entertainment technology and medical expertise to study a child’s movement patterns and muscle activity. Our goal is to reach the best possible outcome for each child and their family.
This fund supports new technology and equipment in the lab to provide a quicker diagnosis and better care to pediatric patients. Currently, there is a waiting list of 100 patients to be scheduled for the Gait Lab.
To learn more about the Motion Analysis Lab, click here
Prefer Paying By Check?
Checks may be made payable to Phoenix Children’s Foundation and mailed to:
Attn: Alicia Cleaver
Phoenix Children’s Foundation
2929 E. Camelback Road, Suite #122
Phoenix, AZ 85016