Nearly 250 guests attended Ryan House’s Signature White Christmas Gala in the Gold Room at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on Saturday, Dec. 7. Guests enjoyed an intimate, festive evening led by Event Emcee Karie Dozer celebrating The Board of Visitors Ryan House. The event, which is held annually as a thank you to those who support Ryan House’s mission, raised nearly $235,000 in direct support for the nonprofit organization that cares for Arizona’s children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Guests of the event, led by 2019 Committee Co-Chairs Mrs. Pepper Kincaid-Sizer and Mrs. Jennifer Whitesides, enjoyed an elegant evening to begin the holiday season. The evening began with Luke Airforce Honor Guard presenting the colors in recognition of Pearl Harbor Day followed by an exquisite performance from the Artists of Convergence Ballet Company along with fine dining and dancing to the tunes of The Hamptons band. The floral arrangements, created by Petals Owner Jennifer Grant, were overflowing with various kinds of beautiful blooming white flowers with green accents in keeping with the White Christmas theme. Speaking of which, guests enjoyed the event’s magical snowfall tradition on the Arizona Biltmore Gold Room patio once the program concluded. “The support we receive from the community is what enables Ryan House to continue offering the critical services we provide to the children and families we serve for nearly 10 years now,” said Ryan House Executive Director Tracy Leonard-Warner. “This year’s White Christmas Gala was almost a sellout and funds raised exceeded our goal. For that and so much more, we are truly grateful.” 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 join us on Facebook.
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