Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
Valley Mayors Paint the Town Gold on September 1
Phoenix Mayor, Along with Dozens of Businesses, Kickoff Initiative with Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
PHOENIX (August 12, 2016) – A child is diagnosed with cancer every three-and-a-half minutes and only a staggering 4 percent of U.S. federal funding is earmarked for childhood cancer research. That is why Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation is asking the Community to Go Gold this September during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – with the goal of raising $1 million to support the Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. In a show of solidarity, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will each participate in a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 1, to help kickoff the initiative. Each ribbon cutting will include members from PCH as well as a family impacted by pediatric cancer.
Thursday, September 1
Park West—8:30 a.m. with Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat
Tempe Marketplace—8:30 a.m. with Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell
Cityscape—1 p.m. with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Scottsdale Quarter—4 p.m. with Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane
During the entire month of September, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation is encouraging local businesses and the community at large to join this movement. Those interested can visit Gogold4PCH.org for more information. Those participating are encouraged to use #GoGold4PCH. Those already committed include, Arizona Diamondbacks, Coulter on Camelback, Ideas Collide, Law Offices of Mark Kirkorsky, Lister Assister, Cheeky Chick Baby Boutique, AZ Pro Group, Cobblestone Auto Spa, Cowboy Saloon, Jack Morton Foundation, Java Boba, Le Macaron, MMPR Marketing, Nike at Scottsdale Quarter, Slim Chicken, Arizona Central Credit Union, Landings Credit Union, Sprint, McDonough Corporation, The Ross Team- Nova Home Loans, Harkins Theatres, Marriott, Larry H. Miller Dealers, Camelback Volkswagen Subaru Mazda and Direct Energy.
Ongoing promotions all month long by local businesses include:
Churn: Portion of proceeds from gold themed treat will go to Go Gold.
Miracle Mile Deli: $1 from every “Straw” Sandwich to go to Go Gold.
Papa John’s: Go to papajohns.com and enter code PCH at checkout for 40% off your order. Ten-percent of proceeds will go to Go Gold.
Sauce Pizza & Wine: September 12 – 18, Sauce is donating 100% of proceeds from kids menu items to Go Gold.
Spinatos Pizzeria: $1 from every dessert sold to go to Go Gold.
State Forty Eight: Producer of the official Go Gold t-shirt where $5 from every shirt will go to Go Gold.
The Vig: $1 from every Four Peaks 8th Street Pale to go to Go Gold. Also, if you upload a picture with your Pale Ale to social media using the Go Gold hashtag (#GoGold4PCH) and tag The Vig location, you will receive 15% off your bill.
Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt: Will launch a flavor of the month and do a give-back night in September that will go to Go Gold.
Dunkin Donuts: Will sell a Go Gold donut with 50 cents from each donut sold going to PCH.
California Pizza Kitchen: Desert Ridge and Tempe Marketplace locations will offer a 20% donation of your total bill when “Go Gold for PCH” is mentioned any Wednesday in September.
Several shopping centers around the Valley will also be taking part to raise awareness. Below is just some of what is planned:
Westgate Entertainment District, Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge Marketplace are putting up large-scale, light-up inspiration cubes in the district of each center with walls where people can write messages and well wishes for the cause. Gold décor on the palm trees and light poles throughout the interior walkways of each location will illuminate the area of Tempe Marketplace, Westgate and Desert Ridge. The WaterDance Plaza Fountains of Westgate will also change colors to gold. All three centers will also have Go Gold gobo light features spotlighting buildings each night.
Park West will tie gold ribbons in the park area complete with tags that include facts about pediatric cancer. Some tenants within Park West will also sell PCH wristbands for the cause.
Scottsdale Quarter will light up The Quad with gold lights and include a PCH Go Gold display in The Quad. There will be an inspirational wall people can write messages on and many tenants will be selling the PCH bracelets for the cause.
CityScape will light up gold throughout the month including light pole banners and a gold sculpture people can take photos with and tag themselves as part of the Go Gold campaign.
For more information about Go Gold visit GoGold4PCH.org or click on the hashtags you see, #GoGold4PCH.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital: Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona’s only hospital honored by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the Hospital, visit www.phoenixchildrens.org.