Linda Hunt Honored at Annual Ryan House Breakfast

The Event: 2022 Ryan House Community Breakfast

The Cause: Ryan House           

Event Date: April 14, 2022

Location: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Online

Gold Sponsors: Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines & Ira Gaines, Hospice of the Valley & Joan C. Ray Charitable Trust

Honoree: Linda Hunt

Co-Chairs: Lauren Mueller & Megan Mitchell

Dollars Raised: $200,000+

Emcees: Lindsey Smith & Tracy Leonard-Warner

Notable Moments: Nearly 600 guests attended this year’s hybrid event in support of medically-fragile children and their families. Ryan House co-founders, Holly and Jonathan Cottor, presented the Courage Award to Linda Hunt, for her significant and early role in Ryan House becoming a reality. A touching video was shared of the Wentland family’s experience with Ryan House. Local sports personality, Lindsey Smith hosted a Q&A with Ryan House family member, Jose Mendoza, who shared his story about his nephew’s bittersweet end-of-life journey at Ryan House. 

Photos courtesy of Lori Krenzen Photography

Lindsey Smith, Jonathan & Holly Cottor with Tracy Leonard-Warner
Bob & Pam Serr with Bill Harris
Dick Williams, Ashley Crowell & Sue Williams
Barb Johnson Spitzock & Lin Sue Flood
Jude & Madison Wentland
Kathy Hanley & Barbie Koch
Laura Tolson, Elliot Wernick & Barb Flynn
Kellan Crowell & Big Red

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