Arkansas Children's Hospital president and CEO Marcy Doderer hugs Kaylee Weaver, a patient from Bentonville and Champion Child of the 2016 Color of Hope Gala, during the announcement of the "Care Close to Home" fundraising campaign for Arkansas Children's Northwest. Also pictured, from left, are Kirk and Cynthia Dupps, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. president and CEO Doug McMillon and Tyson Foods Inc. CEO Donnie Smith.
Officials from Little Rock-based health care organization Arkansas Children’s Hospital have announced the launch of a public fundraising campaign to help support the new hospital campus in Springdale.
The goal? $70 million.
ACH officials, alongside lead investors and patient families, made the announcement Aug. 5 in front of about 1,600 guests during the ninth annual Color of Hope Gala, an ACH fundraiser, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.
Proceeds from the campaign, dubbed “Care Close to Home: The Campaign for Arkansas Children’s Northwest,” will go toward construction of ACH’s 37-acre hospital campus, now underway west of Interstate 49 near Arvest Ballpark.
The campaign is being led by the hospital’s fundraising entity, Arkansas Children’s... [ MORE ]