Here at Sun Valley Dental we like to recognize the individuals in our community who are truly selfless and give back to their community. Here are some local heroes who bring a smile to the valley of the sun recently.
On April 26th the Arizona Cardinal’s wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hosted his fourth annual charity event. The Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game was held at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. The fundraiser was in support of his charity, The First Down Fund.
The First Down Fund is an organization that supports families and children with health related issues. The event featured appearances by Kurt Warner, Ashanti, LT Hutton and the Phoenix Suns’ Gerald Green and Markeef Morris. Good one Lay Fitz!
Make-a-Wish Raises 2.7M
On April 5th, Phoenix-founded charity, The Make-a-Wish Foundation raised an astounding $2.7 million at its annual Make-a-Wish Ball.
The event, sponsored by Scottsdale-based GoDaddy, raised enough money to fund upwards of 350 wishes for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses like cancer and AIDS.
The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation contributed $2 million to the effort.
Crafts for Charity
Valley residents stopped by the First United Methodist Church for the first craft show of the year during Easter weekend. The event featured vendors including B&P’s Kettle Corn, and other local vendors peddling handmade jewelry, bags and apparel.
A portion of the proceedings was donated to the church’s youth group.
Clean Air Cab
Clean Air Cab has partnered with Valley businesses and organizations like Phoenix Children’s Hospital to raise over $86,000 for scholarship programs and nonprofits.
Every year Clean Air Cab provides a scholarship to one student at ASU’s School of Sustainability to promote their message of responsible environmentalism.