(SPRINGDALE, Ark.) June 29, 2023 – The Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) Auxiliary raised $320,033 for the hospital in its inaugural year of fundraising.
The newly formed 134-member volunteer organization supports patients and families at ACNW through fundraising events like Miracles and Magic Radiothon, a la Carte and holiday projects like Teddy Bear Tea and My Bright Star.
During the celebration and check presentation at ACNW on Tuesday, June 27, auxiliary president Erin Johnson said she is proud and grateful for the support of ACNW Auxiliary members and officers.
“Thank you for your determination, for going above and beyond, and for your desire to help those who need our help the most,” Johnson said. “Your support has made a significant impact on the lives of countless children and their families.”
“You are helping us invite the greatest number of people to experience, understand and share in Arkansas Children’s mission at the highest level,” said Fred Scarborough, executive vice president and chief communications development officer for Arkansas Children's. “Thank you for every hour you volunteer, every dollar you give and every moment you spend advocating for what’s best for the children of the region. Together, we are making our state the healthiest and safest place to raise a child.”
To learn more about the ACNW Auxiliary, visit https://www.archildrens.org/acnwauxiliary.
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S NORTHWEST
Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms.
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S
Arkansas Children's is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Arkansas Children’s is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric subspecialties (2023—2024): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.