Pita Jungle to Sell Artwork Created by Patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Ariz. (Dec. 9, 2011) – From December 10th-31st, Pita Jungle locations across the Valley will begin exhibiting framed artwork created by patients at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
All proceeds from the artwork will benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the largest pediatric program of its kind in Arizona, providing complete care for children diagnosed with malignancies and/or life-threatening hematologic diseases.
On Thursday, Dec. 15th from 5 – 7:30 p.m., there will be a special ceremony for the young artists at the Pita Jungle Downtown Phoenix located at 3rd Street and Roosevelt.
This family-friendly event will include a chance to meet some of these young artists and hear them talk about their artwork. Pita Jungle will be offering complimentary light appetizers.
The framed artwork is part of the Hospital’s Children’s Art Project program, which was created more than two decades ago. The program is not only meant to support children diagnosed with cancer, it also gives patients a creative outlet - a project they can take part in that helps take their mind off of their illness and treatment.
The Phoenix Children’s Art Project is the largest annual fundraiser for the Center, providing funds that help our patients and families with financial assistance, child enrichment programs, psychosocial support, college scholarships, and Camp Rainbow, a weeklong camp experience for patients diagnosed with cancer.
The artwork will be available at the following Pita Jungle locations beginning December 10th: Arcadia (44th Street & Indian School), Chandler (Ray Rd. & Dobson), Downtown Phoenix (3rd & Roosevelt), Mesa (Southern & Dobson), Scottsdale (Scottsdale Rd. & Shea) and Tempe (Apache & Dorsey). Each location will show a sample of six different art pieces from these young artists. For a $150 tax deductible donation, guests can purchase this unique artwork to be displayed in at home or in the office.
For more information on the Art Program, contact Cathy Sherwin at 602-546-2659.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 426 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley.
About Pita Jungle
With 13 Arizona locations, Pita Jungle’s mission is to help people eat better, feel healthier and make a connection to the natural world. Pita Jungle offers an eclectic blend of fresh ingredients, creative energy and good times. The Pita Jungle concept is based on offering a healthful and natural cuisine abounding with vegetarian options and crafted within the principles of the Mediterranean diet. The menu flourishes with items that seek to balance greens, grains, legumes, meat, fish and fruits: Pita Jungle remains true to its slogan “the art of eating healthy”®. For more information please visit their website at www.pitajungle.com.