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The third annual Ava’s Tree House Gala benefitting the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children returned to Scottsdale on October 21, 2022 with a successful night of fundraising to help support the foundation’s vision to radically transform the way children with cancer and their families are supported. 


Presented by Desert Mountain Health, this special annual gala was held at The Phoenician Resort with 30o guests in attendance and included a hosted cocktail hour, an exquisite dinner, live entertainment by The Lucky Devils and a silent auction. Top live auction items included golfing experiences with PGA star Max Homa and PGA golf caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay as well as a VIP trip to Napa, Calif.  

“The funding raised at the third Annual Ava’s Tree House Gala enables us to further our mission and impact,” says Chrisie Funari, president and founder of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. “The night was an amazing reflection of our supportive community.”


Proceeds from the gala will support Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children’s vision for Ava’s Tree House, a new space dedicated to offering children the gift of childhood in a safe, hyper-clean, comforting environment—a combination of peace of mind and marvel under one roof.  

“Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children has a radical and bold vision to continue raising the bar in pediatric cancer support at Ava’s Tree House,” says Funari.


Ava’s Tree House new centrally located 12,000 square foot building resides in Scottsdale off 70th Street and Shea Boulevard.

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children’s mission is to provide social, emotional, and financial support directly to families managing the health and wellbeing of a loved one with pediatric cancer. For more information on Ava’s Tree House or to donate, visit https://azcancerfoundation.org/.

View more photos from this event in our event photos. Photo credit: Shiv Photography AZ