Scottsdale club supports cancer foundation with fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale North will conduct its annual fundraising event to benefit Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children on Saturday, March 9.

The foundation is a Scottsdale-based charity that provides social, emotional and financial support to families caring for a child with cancer.

The event will take place 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Pinnacle Peak Village on the patio of the General Store, 8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Road.

Tickets cost $40 per person and include two glasses of wine or beer (additional drinks may be purchased), small plates/heavy appetizers, live music by the band Train Wreck and opportunities to bid on silent and live auction items.

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children was founded in 2013 after Chrisie Funari, founder and CEO, lost her daughter, Ava, to cancer at the age of 5.

“Chrisie knows the firsthand struggles of having a child diagnosed, needing to travel for treatment and experiencing a devastating loss,” according to a release.

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children has five programs that benefit more than two-thirds of children in Arizona diagnosed with cancer, the release stated.

The newest program, Four Paws for Healing, a K9 companion program, provides medical and emotional support to the families through regular in-home visits and service dog placement.

Purchase tickets for the fundraiser at rotaryscottsdalenorth.org/fundraiser.

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