Open Hearts

| May 15, 2015 | Parties

Nearly 1,000 guests joined Ryan House’s 7th Annual Community Breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore resort on May 6 featuring Honorary Chair Tony La Russa, chief baseball officer, Arizona Diamondbacks.The event raised $355,146 in direct support for the nonprofit organization that cares for Arizona’s children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Other special guests of the event included Diamondbacks legend Luis “Gonzo” Gonzales and Diamondbacks former player J.J. Putz along with Arizona State Representatives Debbie McCune Davis and Jeff Weninger; Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Councilman Archie Kashoy; former Phoenix Councilman and Vice-Mayor Tom Simplot and former Arizona State Representative and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Lisa Graham Keegan.

Ryan House is also celebrating the launch of the organization’s new brand, logo and website. Developed in collaboration with MM Brand Agency, the new brand identity was created to emphasize that Ryan House is a safe and joyful place where kids can be kids and families can be families. During respite stays of up to 28 days per year, Ryan House provides normative childhood experiences, including swimming and sleepovers, to children whose medical conditions make that difficult and empowers children to life their best life. The new logo, featuring bright colors and heart-shaped leaves, also celebrates the loving care children and families receive as they navigate end-of-life journeys.


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