PANDA hosts 17th annual Children Helping Children fundraiser

The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine will present its 17th annual PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon.

The event, open to the public, takes places 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale.

The program features 55 child models, a live and silent auction and raffle.

The event raises funds for the PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers) Personalized Pediatric Medicine Project and endowment.  The goal of the PANDA Personalized Pediatric Medicine Project is to conduct pilot studies and establish an integrated system for personalized medical approaches to treat children suffering from complex diseases.

Cost to attend the fashion show and luncheon is $200 per person. Table sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available.

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Since its founding, the Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, known as PANDA, has raised more than $6 million to improve treatments and cures for devastating childhood diseases as well as fund and recruit internationally recognized pediatric physicians and scientists to Arizona, providing local families with the most cutting-edge medical care.

In 2014, they opened an office in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, located at 4455 E. Camelback Road, Ste. E125, making it even more convenient for local Valley families to participate in their advanced-stage studies and receive care without traveling to Tucson.

The new center is focused on studying Type 1 diabetes, autism, and a disease called necrotizing enterocolitis found in premature infants.

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