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During Give-A-Thon, consider what every day is like at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

(KTAR Photo/Martha Maurer)

Becoming a Champion of Hope means you’re helping the more than 160,000 patients that are treated at Phoenix Children’s Hospital each year.

Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital helps fund cutting-edge research, clinical programs, state-of-the-art equipment, family-friendly services and lets you help ensure the hospital can provide world-class care to each and every child who needs them.

In fact, more than 60 hospital programs are funded solely or significantly through philanthropy.

Below, you will see what becoming a Champion of Hope means every day to kids and families in Phoenix and all around the state of Arizona.

• Today, more than 80 patients will be treated for cancer in the hospital’s center for cancer and blood disorders.

• Today, 18 families will be living in our Ronald McDonald House while their child receives care because they’ve had to travel long distances to be here.

• Today, at least one patient will be recovering from or preparing for a heart transplant.

• Today, 283 patients will be inpatient at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

• Today, there were 64 patients in our ER, up from 24 this morning!

• Today, there are 24 patients in the NICU.

• Today, there are 30 patients in the PICU (Pediatric ICU).

• Today, six or seven patients will be brought here for a trauma injury.

• During Give-A-Thon, at least one child will have been injured badly enough they will need to be airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

• Today, 75 patients will be treated by specialists in our Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

• Today, 137 kids will need urgent care services at one of the hospital’s several urgent care centers across the Valley.

• Today, 786 patients will come here for an outpatient visit.

• Today, at least 45 patients will undergo surgery.

• Today, it will cost PCH $1.7 million to operate.

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