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July Volunteer of the Month: Alan Leffler

Two years ago, Alan Leffler was looking to get involved with his Tucson community when his friend Rob LaMaster (who is also director of the southern region for Make-A-Wish Arizona) introduced him to the organization. Alan encourages people, especially men his age, to become wish granters because they can add a unique perspective and a lot of value to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

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Jul 05, 2016

July Volunteer of the Month: Alan Leffler

Alan Leffler is the July 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

Two years ago, Alan Leffler was looking to get involved with his Tucson community when his friend Rob LaMaster (who is also director of the southern region for Make-A-Wish Arizona) introduced him to the organization. Alan encourages people, especially men his age, to become wish granters because they can add a unique perspective and a lot of value to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

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Wish granting becomes a family affair for parents Jeff and Mindy

Make-A-Wish Arizona is founded on the idea that it is not just the wish kid who benefits from a wish experience. Volunteers Mindy and Jeff Clark are a perfect example of how a wish can change the life of everyone around a wish child.

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Jun 23, 2016

Wish granting becomes a family affair for parents Jeff and Mindy

Wish parents, Jeff and Mindy Clark, are also volunteer wish granters.

Make-A-Wish Arizona is founded on the idea that it is not just the wish kid who benefits from a wish experience. Volunteers Mindy and Jeff Clark are a perfect example of how a wish can change the life of everyone around a wish child.

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June Volunteer of the Month: Ashley Umbanhowar

According to a 2011 Wish Impact Study, 95 percent of community volunteers reported an increased sense of compassion as well as an increased faith in humanity as the result of granting a wish. Ashley, who has granted 12 wishes so far with several more in the works, still remembers the specific moment when she decided to become a volunteer two years ago.

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Jun 07, 2016

June Volunteer of the Month: Ashley Umbanhowar

Ashley Umbanhowar is the June 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

According to a 2011 Wish Impact Study, 95 percent of community volunteers reported an increased sense of compassion as well as an increased faith in humanity as the result of granting a wish. Ashley, who has granted 12 wishes so far with several more in the works, still remembers the specific moment when she decided to become a volunteer two years ago.

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Father and son pediatricians know the healing impact of a wish

Dr. Harold Magalnick and Dr. Michael Magalnick are father and son pediatricians living in Arizona, who understand the physical impact a wish has on kids with serious illnesses. While both doctors have seen the healing power of a wish from the physician side, they’ve also experienced the impact a wish can have through their other roles in the organization.

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May 18, 2016

Father and son pediatricians know the healing impact of a wish

Father and son pediatricians Dr. Harold and Dr. Michael Magalnick share the healing power of a wish.

Dr. Harold Magalnick and Dr. Michael Magalnick are father and son pediatricians living in Arizona, who understand the physical impact a wish has on kids with serious illnesses. While both doctors have seen the healing power of a wish from the physician side, they’ve also experienced the impact a wish can have through their other roles in the organization.

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Celebrating National Nurses Week

This National Nurses Week, we celebrate the many registered nurses in Arizona who give their time and energy to refer a child and help their wish come true. Irene Szopinski is a registered nurse at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center who has referred more than 30 kids with life-threatening medical conditions for a wish experience.

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May 10, 2016

Celebrating National Nurses Week

Irene Szopinski is a registered nurse at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center who has referred more than 30 kids for a wish.

This National Nurses Week, we celebrate the many registered nurses in Arizona who give their time and energy to refer a child and help their wish come true. Irene Szopinski is a registered nurse at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center who has referred more than 30 kids with life-threatening medical conditions for a wish experience.

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May Volunteer of the Month: Dave Reyes

Dave Reyes became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer in 2015. In addition to his role in the Wishmakers on Campus organization at the University of Arizona, Dave also created a Make-A-Wish club at his medical school last year. Through his efforts, Dave encouraged nearly 20 of his classmates to become Make-A-Wish Arizona wish granters and understands the positive effect a wish can have on everyone involved.

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May 03, 2016

May Volunteer of the Month: Dave Reyes

Dave Reyes is the May 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

Dave Reyes became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer in 2015. In addition to his role in the Wishmakers on Campus organization at the University of Arizona, Dave also created a Make-A-Wish club at his medical school last year. Through his efforts, Dave encouraged nearly 20 of his classmates to become Make-A-Wish Arizona wish granters and understands the positive effect a wish can have on everyone involved.

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Arizona pediatric oncologist shares why wishes are good medicine

A combined 89 percent of doctors, nurses and health professionals believe a wish experience can influence a child's physical health. Dr. Lisa Kopp, a pediatric oncologist at Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center, is one of the many medical professionals in Arizona who has seen the healing power of a wish and feels a wish is really part of the treatment.

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Apr 19, 2016

Arizona pediatric oncologist shares why wishes are good medicine

Arizona pediatrician Dr. Lisa Kopp shares why wishes can heal.

A combined 89 percent of doctors, nurses and health professionals believe a wish experience can influence a child's physical health. Dr. Lisa Kopp, a pediatric oncologist at Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center, is one of the many medical professionals in Arizona who has seen the healing power of a wish and feels a wish is really part of the treatment.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation awards $100,000 Grand Slam Grant

Make-A-Wish Arizona was awarded a $100,000 Grand Slam Grant from the Arizona Diamondback Foundation on March 31 during the 10th Annual Evening on the Diamond. More than $1.8 million was raised, and the D-backs awarded more than $1 million to participating organizations.

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Apr 15, 2016

Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation awards $100,000 Grand Slam Grant

Make-A-Wish Arizona awarded $100,000 Grand Slam Grant from Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

Make-A-Wish Arizona was awarded a $100,000 Grand Slam Grant from the Arizona Diamondback Foundation on March 31 during the 10th Annual Evening on the Diamond. More than $1.8 million was raised, and the D-backs awarded more than $1 million to participating organizations.

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Make-A-Wish Arizona earns 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator

Make-A-Wish Arizona is proud to announce that the chapter has earned a valued 4-star rating on Charity Navigator. The 4-star rating is given to charities for sound fiscal management, commitment to accountability and commitment to transparency. This is the first time Make-A-Wish Arizona has earned this top distinction.

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Apr 15, 2016

Make-A-Wish Arizona earns 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator

Make-A-Wish Arizona earns 4-star rating on Charity Navigator

Make-A-Wish Arizona is proud to announce that the chapter has earned a valued 4-star rating on Charity Navigator. The 4-star rating is given to charities for sound fiscal management, commitment to accountability and commitment to transparency. This is the first time Make-A-Wish Arizona has earned this top distinction.

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Wish Ball raises $1.6 million to fund 160 future wishes

Make-A-Wish Arizona raised more than $1.6 million during the 2016 Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, Wishes are Forever, presented by Good Night Pediatrics. Proceeds from the event, held on Saturday, April 2, will help grant more than 160 wishes.

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Apr 05, 2016

Wish Ball raises $1.6 million to fund 160 future wishes

2016 Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish Arizona raised more than $1.6 million during the 2016 Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, Wishes are Forever, presented by Good Night Pediatrics. Proceeds from the event, held on Saturday, April 2, will help grant more than 160 wishes.

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Contact Make-A-Wish Arizona

Mailing Address:
2901 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Tucson Mailing Address:
(Not an office)
PMB 106
10645 N.  Oracle Road, Suite 121
Tucson, AZ 85737

Phone: 602-395-9474
Fax: 602-395-0722
Toll Free: 800-324-9474

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Director of Public Relations & Marketing

2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: (602) 343-9434
Cell: (480) 226-4329
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Make-A-Wish® Arizona
2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 395-9474
Toll Free (800) 324-9474