PANDA Raises $4.1M, Funds Genome Sequencing Project for UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center

The Event: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Children Helping Children Fashion Show & Luncheon The Cause: PANDA Event Date: May 7, 2022 Location: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Event Co-Chairs: Jamee Emens, Jules Koechling, Colleen Luke & Mandi Schnepf Presenting Sponsor: Fox Restaurant Concepts Dollars Raised: $4.1 M Fashion Show Partner: Garage Boutique & Concept Store Emcees: April […]

Cheers to the Chair! Honoring PANDA 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Chairs

Cheers to the Chair! PANDA 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Chairs: Colleen Chester, Sarah Frey, Courtney Gaintner and Kelly Vasbinder, along with PANDA president, Tammy Ryan How did you get involved with PANDA, People Acting Now Discover Answers? Colleen: My sister-in-law invited me to the fashion show for the first time in 2012. I instantly fell in […]

PANDA Gives $5 Million to Steele Children’s Research Center Honoring Dr. Ghishan

In honor of Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan’s 25th anniversary as director of the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center, the Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, known as PANDA or People Acting Now Discover Answers, established a $5 million endowment in his name. The endowment celebrates and honors Ghishan for his […]

19th Annual PANDA Luncheon Raises Over $3 Million to Support Epilepsy Project

By Tyler Butler The love of a sibling was the focus of the story shared during this year’s PANDA luncheon program, which took place last month at the Phoenician. Guests were moved by the tale of a brother and his concerns for his little brother who suffers from epilepsy. The vignette set the tone for […]

PANDA Luncheon Raises $2 Million to Fight Children’s Diseases

The 18th Annual PANDA Luncheon took place on March 25 at The Phoenician and raised an estimated $2 million to fight autoimmune diseases in children. PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers) was raising funds for the Children’s Autoimmunity and Allergies Project, which seeks to help unravel the mystery of common autoimmune issues among children – […]

Charity Spotlight: PANDA aims to end childhood diseases

The Organization: PANDA: People Acting Now Discover Answers, or the Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. The Cause: PANDA “supports discovery processes to improve treatments and cures for devastating childhood diseases. The strong and unique partnership between the PANDA members and the researchers and […]