Be a Champion of Hope

Mark your calendars for Give-A-Thon week presented by Valley Hyundai Dealers and Ak‑Chin Indian Community! From August 12-16, listen in to KTAR News 92.3 FM or Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and hear inspiring stories from the patients we serve every day at Phoenix Children's and their families. You will also hear from our staff about the amazing innovation taking place within the hospital system, and you will learn how Champions of Hope like you make an impact on family-centered programs that treat the “whole child.”

With your support, and that of our amazing community, we raised $2.15 million in 2023 for kids and families in need across Arizona and beyond. Can you help us beat that goal in 2024? We can't accomplish this goal without you and the generosity of our community.

You can become Champion of Hope during Give-A-Thon with a monthly gift of $20 or a one-time gift of $240. Or, as a current Champion of Hope, you can increase your monthly gift or find other ways to give that ensure kids live healthier futures. You can also earn tax credit with your generosity.

Give-A-Thon Champions of Hope

Bringing Healing Comfort to Kids

Beary Special Deliveries Bring Smiles

During Give-A-Thon week, Phoenix Children’s supporters have a special opportunity to lift the spirits of the kids in our care. During the KTAR News and Arizona Sports Give-A-Thon, presented by Valley Hyundai Dealers and AK-Chin Indian Community, a patient will receive a teddy bear every time someone becomes a Champion of Hope by making a monthly gift of at least $20 or a one-time gift of at least $240.

Many patients have already received bears because new Champions of Hope are stepping up before Give-A-Thon week even begins. The first round of bears has been delivered to the kids by KTAR News and Arizona Sports personalities. Watch our video to see the joy these special deliveries bring, and be sure to tune in to Give-A-Thon August 12-16 to hear inspiring stories of hope and healing from our patients and their families.

Meet Our 2024 Patients

Tune into KTAR News and Arizona Sports during Give-A-Thon week and become a Champion for Hope for kids in Arizona and beyond.

Addison, 6

Addison (Addie), a vibrant child with a knack for medicine, spends a lot of time performing check-ups and surgeries on her stuffed bunny, Barbara. Addie knows a lot about check-ups and surgery. At just under 2 years old, she experienced a seizure that wouldn't stop. She was airlifted to Phoenix Children's where doctors diagnosed her with cavernous malformations in her brain and a brain bleed. Hear her and her family's story during Give-A-Thon week.


Alicia, 7

In February 2023, Alicia and her family were involved in a serious car accident. Alicia sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, which resulted in complete immobility of the right side of her body. Alicia has had a challenging year after this life-altering accident. Although her schedule is full of therapies and doctors, Alicia remains upbeat. When she’s in the rehab gym, the whole team knows because of her contagious laugh. Tune in during Give-A-Thon week to hear her story.


Daniel (2012-2023)

When he was 8, Daniel's parents noticed a lingering bump under his right knee and took him to see his pediatrician. Concerned with Daniel's X-ray results, the doctor referred Daniel immediately to Phoenix Children’s, where he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma—a form of bone cancer. Daniel began chemotherapy immediately. During treatment, Daniel had one of his legs amputated due to complications, but was excited to complete his initial treatment in early 2022. The cancer returned, however, and Daniel lost his battle in 2023. During Give-A-Thon, you will hear from Daniel's' family, who will share his story of maturity, strength and bravery.

Jaziel, 25

Originally from Cottonwood, Jaziel was an active kid who loved climbing trees and learning karate. He was only 8 when his life changed and he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a form of blood cancer. Jaziel was referred to Phoenix Children's, where he underwent chemotherapy. After three years, he went into remission but later required a bone marrow transplant. His first transplant failed but a second transplant changed his life. Today, Jaziel has been cancer free for 10 years and recently achieved his dream of becoming a Phoenix Children's oncology nurse. Listen in during Give-A-Thon and hear how he makes a difference for kids like himself.


At 14, Samantha was busy being a normal teenager when her life changed unexpectedly. She was admitted to Phoenix Children's with severe abdominal pain and bleeding and diagnosed with a chronic inflammatory condition that affects her digestive system. Samantha ended up needing and receiving four blood transfusions and a total colectomy. She became very ill after surgery and was transferred to PCH's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. When she finally awoke in the PICU, Samantha found herself facing another harsh reality that further altered her life. You will hear from Samantha during Give-A-Thon week and learn more about how she found hope and healing through programs like Animal-Assisted Therapy.

Vivian, GAT 2024
Vivian, 2

Two days after her birth in December 2021, Vivian was transferred to Phoenix Children's CVICU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit). This was during the COVID pandemic, and little Vivian had to undergo her first open-heart surgery at just 6 days old. After surgery, Vivian faced additional challenges post-surgery and had to have a second heart surgery in March of 2022. Since then, Vivian's life has turned around. Today, she's 2 and thriving, her parents say. Vivian loves to smile and enjoys playing with her older siblings, and you will also find her with her most prized possession—a special teddy bear with the same matching scar as her. Tune in to Give-A-Thon to meet this lively heart warrior and her family.

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Give-A-Thon Sponsors

KTAR News 92.3 FM and Arizona Sports 98.7 FM listeners, online users and sponsors play a vital role in Give-A-Thon's success. Last year’s event had a record number of partners who joined forces with the stations to raise much-needed funds for Phoenix Children’s. Sponsors held cause-related marketing campaigns leading up to the event and brought checks to Give-A-Thon to donate live on air.

We ask you to consider partnering with KTAR News 92.3 FM, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and Phoenix Children’s for this special media event. Not only will you offer much-needed support to patient families, but your company and employees will have the satisfaction of taking part in this fun and rewarding event that changes kids' lives.

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