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Last updated on Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:58 am

Kirk Dupps, left, and Mike Sewell will have high-profile positions this summer in helping secure fundraising support for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital campus in Springdale. Sewell is co-chair for Will Golf 4 Kids and Dupps is co-chair for the Color of Hope Gala. The events in August are two of are the most significant corporate philanthropy events each year for ACH, and they have pledged $5 million over the next five years to support the hospital construction.

Business Leaders Getting behind Springdale ACH Expansion

Kirk Dupps and Mike Sewell know first-hand the value of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dupps’ 3-year-old grandson was diagnosed only a couple of years ago with acute myeloid leukemia, and has received care at the Little Rock-based health care organization, the only pediatric medical center in the state and the sixth-largest in the country. “We chose ACH for treatment, and we have not had one single regret,” Dupps said of his grandson, who has been in remission for 15 months.  Sewell’s son underwent a successful procedure at ACH in Little Rock nearly 20 years ago after he and his family relocated to Northwest Arkansas from Phoenix. “He is doing fantastic now,” Sewell reported. Their personal stories aside, the two Northwest Arkansas business leaders... [ MORE ]

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