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Ryan House Increases Capacity to Serve More Children with Life-Limiting Conditions Thanks to $100,000 Thunderbirds Charities Grant

Items previously stored in the house will now move to this new climate-controlled storage facility.

PHOENIX (Oct. 4, 2018) – Ryan House announced today that thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities, its Service Capacity Expansion Project is now underway featuring a new climate-controlled storage facility that will enable the house to increase its capacity to serve more children with life-limiting conditions because items previously stored in the house will now move to this new facility.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of Thunderbirds Charities and the vision of Candelaria Designs,” said Ryan House Executive Director Tracy Leonard-Warner. “Thanks to their efforts, we will soon be able to store specialty beds and other medical equipment that so many of our kids require in our new climate-controlled storage facility opening up rooms so that we can serve more kids and provide services in the room where the beds are currently being stored.”

The new storage facility will be located just off of the playground area at the house. Construction is set to begin later this month with completion slated for the end of the year. Once complete, the exterior design will feature an adorable ice cream truck specially designed for Ryan House by Candelaria Designs.

“We feel honored to be able to contribute to Ryan House towards the Service Capacity Expansion Project to build a climate-controlled storage facility to allow for more available rooms,” said Carlos Sugich, President of Thunderbirds Charities. “Knowing that more kids will be able to stay at Ryan House and be cared for with such compassion and understanding will truly make a difference in their quality of life.”

About Ryan House

With our world-class care and programs, we embrace all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through palliative and respite care that addresses the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of the family, continuity of care from diagnosis to end-of-life, expert care provided by our prestigious care partners and highly-trained staff and a loving community that offers ongoing support and compassion. Ryan House is the only facility of its kind in the state and only one of three in the country. For more information visit ryanhouse.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join us on Facebook.

About The Thunderbirds/Thunderbirds Charities

Thunderbirds Charities is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities. The organization’s giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona. The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. For more information on The Thunderbirds or the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com. For more information on Thunderbirds Charities, visit www.thunderbirdscharities.org.



Dutch Bros raises $38,000 for Ryan House

Dutch Bros Raise one for Ryan House

PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 24, 2017) – On Friday, July 14, all Dutch Bros locations in the Phoenix-area rallied with the community to “Raise One for Ryan House” and donated $38,000 to the local nonprofit. 

“We are so grateful for the continued partnership we have with Ryan House,” Josh Hayes, Dutch Bros Arizona General Manger. “Everything they do is done with love and care, and the services they provide are life changing for the kids and families they serve.” 

Phoenix-based Ryan House provides world-class care and programs for medically fragile children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. Ryan House began as a way to bring palliative and respite care to children in the states, as these services were primarily only offered in Europe.

Ryan House is unique in every sense of the word. This Arizona nonprofit offers children who are medically fragile the opportunity and ability to participate in fun activities in a welcoming, home-like environment while they receive the special care they need. 

“We are so grateful for Dutch Bros’ generosity and truly honored to experience the enthusiasm and hearts of each Dutch Bros employee,” said Ryan House Executive Director Alyssa Crockett. “Not only are the funds mission critical, but it means so much to our children and families to know they have the support of one of the greatest companies we know.” 

On Friday, all Dutch Bros locations in the greater Phoenix-area, “Raised One for Ryan” and donated $1 from every drink sold. These proceeds will directly support this local nonprofit as they continue to support children with life-altering conditions and their families through a variety of services and activities.

“Thank you to everyone who made this day and amount given to them possible, we couldn’t have done it without your support!” said Josh.

For more information about Ryan House, please visit ryanhouse.org or call 602- 200-0767, option 3. 



Annual American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Conference

Ryan House Hosts Open House to Showcase Unique Model of Care


Nearly 100 Medical Professionals Visit Ryan House To Experience Innovative Care Concept

A leader in pediatric palliative care, Ryan House is one of only two facilities of its kind in the U.S.

PHOENIX (Feb. 27, 2017) – Nearly 100 medical professionals in town for the 2017 Annual American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Conference attended an Open House on Friday, Feb. 24 for an exclusive look at Ryan House, a Phoenix-based non-profit and leader in pediatric palliative care.

The Open House allowed medical professionals from around the country the unique opportunity to tour Ryan House, one of only two facilities of its kind in the country. Guests learned first-hand about the innovative programs and services Ryan House provides to Arizona’s most medically fragile children and their families, including respite care, palliative care, end-of-life care, child life and bereavement. 

“As Ryan House celebrates its seventh year with open doors and open hearts, we are proud to share our model with medical professionals from around the country,” said Ryan House Executive Director Alyssa Crockett. “Ryan House is a national leader in pediatric palliative care. Our vision is to create a sustainable model for other states to replicate.”


AZ Red Book Features White Christmas

“More than 200 guests were transported back to the year 1947 in a nightclub setting, celebrating the music of the era and commemorating the song “White Christmas,” written by Irving Berlin at the Arizona Biltmore in the 1940s. The intimate party in the Gold Room featured dinner, live entertainment by Phoenix Theatre and dancing to music by the Affinity Orchestra under the direction of Jim May. Following dinner, guests were invited to enjoy port and cigars on the Gold Room Terrace. Petals created the elegant white centerpieces of hydrangeas roses and tulips accented with evergreen and pinecones that topped the silver tablecloths…”

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Modern Luxury Features Ryan House White Christmas

“The best and brightest of the season was celebrated with holiday music and snow flurries at the Arizona Biltmore Gold Room during the Board of Visitors Ryan House White Christmas gala. White Christmas is a signature fundraiser for Ryan House, a world-class facility in downtown Phoenix providing pediatric respite and hospice care for children and their families facing life-limiting or end-of-life journeys…”

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