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3rd Annual Phoenix Knuckelball: A Pitch for Life Gala
12.09.2017 06.00PM - 11.00PM
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia - San Diego
Charity/Benefit Events


The Joe Niekro Foundation invites you to join us on Saturday, December 9th 2017 at the stunning Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for our 3rd Annual Phoenix Knuckelball: A Pitch for Life Gala, in support of brain aneurysm, AVM and hemorrhagic stroke research and awareness. Your emcee for the evening is Norris Thomas, Speaker/Author/Broadcaster and former professional athlete who will be joined by other athletes and celebrities from across the country for an evening filled with fun, exceptional cuisine and philanthropy!

We are committed to supporting patients and aiding in the research and treatment of brain aneurysms, AVM’s and hemorrhagic strokes. Our goal is to raise awareness about the risk factors, causes and treatments of these conditions, while helping support the advancement of neurological research. We provide public education and advocacy, support for patients and families, and develop awareness programs and educational materials for hospitals, clinics and other institutions nationwide. We currently have 32 support groups across North America as well as an online community of over 20,000 survivors, caregivers, physicians, and others supporting our efforts.

We believe that support is a vital part of recovery. The JNF Patient Advocacy Program, which includes both in-person and online support forums, provides a variety of benefits, including mutual support, understanding and acceptance, non-judgmental listening, information, validation of feelings, role models, and much more. Our groups offer a safe haven for patients, families, friends, and caregivers to share their fears, challenges, successes, and failures in an atmosphere where they are loved and accepted by all.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the advancement and expansion of the foundation’s Patient Advocacy Program, as well as the establishment of a localized clinical research grant for applicants in the Phoenix area.