Aloha Vibes for Ronald McDonald House Charities 

The Event: Heart of the House Island Party

The Cause: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central & Northern Arizona

Event Date: October 15, 2022 

Location: Hotel Valley Ho

Presenting Sponsor: La-Z-Boy

Honorees: Karen Spangler-Phillips and JFQ Lending

Event Co-Chairs: Jill Hanks & Chris Carney

Dollars Raised: $540,000+

Emcee: Susan Casper, Co-Host of “Sonoran Living” on ABC15

Auctioneer: Jennie Heal

Notable Moments: Trevor Zerilli shared his heartfelt story about how his parents were accepted into the Ronald McDonald House when he needed treatment for a life-threatening and potentially debilitating brain disease. He was 22 when diagnosed, typically beyond the age children are accepted into Ronald McDonald House. Still, his parents were able to stay there, right next to Barrow Neurological Institute, while he received treatment. Now 23, Trevor is cured with no after-effects and eager to complete college and lead a healthy, happy life. What a perfect example of this incredible community treasure!

Photos courtesy of Phil Gudenschwager Photography

Honoree Justin Meek with Kerry Schulman, Susan Casper and JFQ Lending CEO, John Kresevic
CEO Kerry Schulman with Heart of the House Honoree Karen Spangler-Phillips
Frank Neal with Ralph & Jennifer Chandos
Marcia & Steve Gray with Becky & Lee Heriaud
Kevin Robinson, Michele Halyard, Sydney Smith, Susan Casper, Alyx Porter & Gregory Umphrey
Former RMHC Guest Trevor Zerilli & RMHC Founder Judy Schubert

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