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38th annual Honor Ball benefits Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare

Scottsdale Healthcare presents the 38th annual Honor Ball Jan. 25, 2014 at the Phoenician Resort. Peggy Reiley, Ph.D., R.N., will be the special honoree at this year’s event.

One of the Valley’s most enduring, fun and successful black-tie events, The Honor Ball presented by Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation is celebrating its 38th edition on Jan. 25, 2014.

Great entertainment, great food and no silent auctions mean the focus is on fun, cementing The Honor Ball’s reputation as one of the Valley’s best charity dance parties. More than 25,000 have attended since 1977, raising more than $11 million to support patient and community services at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The Honor Ball recognizes an individual, couple or group who made a vital impact on Scottsdale Healthcare. Honoree of the 38th Honor Ball is Peggy J. Reiley, Ph.D., R.N.

Ms. Reiley began her career with Scottsdale Healthcare more than 16 years ago as chief nursing officer at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. She recently retired after serving as senior vice president, chief clinical officer and administrator for Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center.

Proceeds from the 38th Honor Ball benefit the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, which opened in 2001 as the first major cancer center in greater Phoenix to offer comprehensive cancer treatment, research, diagnosis, prevention and support services in a single location.

Thanks to its national reputation for innovative care and access to many first-of-its-kind cancer treatments, cancer patients from across Arizona and the U.S. seek care at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The Honor Ball’s heritage can be traced to the summer of 1976, when the late Paradise Valley philanthropist Virginia G. Piper was inspired by the St. Francis Hospital Crusader’s Ball in Evanston, Ill. She thought, “If they can do it, why can’t we?”

The Honor Ball began with and continues to receive outstanding support from Scottsdale Healthcare physicians and their wives, community leaders and area businesses.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center is named for Mrs. Piper, whose charitable trust donated a $15 million cornerstone grant to establish a comprehensive cancer center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The 38th annual Honor Ball will be held in The Phoenician Resort Grand Ballroom, with entertainment by The Jacqueline Foster Orchestra. Cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m. following by dancing and entertainment.

For reservations or more information, visit www.shc.org/honorball.

Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Scottsdale Healthcare, the community-based, not-for-profit health network which includes the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care centers and the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute.

For more information, visit www.shc.org.


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