Paws Can Heal Bring the Healing Power of Animals to Sick Kids
The WINGS Women’s Board Invites You To Make A Difference
From helping children cope with the stress of a hospital stay to providing a distraction during painful procedures, animal-assisted therapy can be an important part of the healing process for Phoenix Children’s patients.
Working with therapy animals can be especially valuable for patients undergoing physical or occupational therapy. The opportunity to take a dog for a walk or throw it a ball can motivate a child to overcome pain and discomfort, making it easier to work toward treatment goals.
Support The Facility Dog Program
Later this year, Phoenix Children’s will launch a Facility Dog Program that will bring a full-time therapy dog and a trained specialist dedicated exclusively to providing rehabilitation services. The addition of a full-time therapy dog will make animal-assisted therapy available to more rehab patients and provide better continuity of care for them.
The Facility Dog Program is funded entirely by philanthropy. WINGS is raising funds to support the addition of the full-time therapy dog and the costs of its ongoing care.
We hope you will help us reach our fundraising goal by making a gift today. With your support, we can help many more Phoenix Children’s patients and their families benefit from animal-assisted therapy.
Prefer paying by check?
Checks may be made payable to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and mailed to:
Attn: Dana Jirauch
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
2929 E Camelback Rd #122
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Established in 2015, the WINGS Women’s Board of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation is a philanthropic group of dedicated women who advocate and fundraise for Phoenix Children’s.
Mary Jo Beardsley
Mary Jo Grogan