UA Steele Children’s Research Center and Diamond Children’s Chosen as Bashas’ Charity for December

Throughout December, shoppers can purchase paper pin-ups for $1 or donate an open amount donation at each of the Bashas’ and Food City grocery stores across Southern Arizona. The proceeds will support research at the UA Steele Center and clinical programs at Diamond Children’s.

Bashas’ has chosen the UA Steele Children’s Research Center and The University of Arizona Medical Center - Diamond Children’s as its charity for the month of December.

Throughout December, shoppers can purchase paper pin-ups for $1 or donate an open amount donation at each of the Bashas’ and Food City grocery stores across Southern Arizona. The proceeds will support research at the UA Steele Center and clinical programs at Diamond Children’s.

Moreover, the radio station K-LOVE is teaming up with Bashas’ to raise awareness of the UA Steele Center and Diamond Children’s throughout December as well. The station will host a “radio remote” campaign on Friday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., from the Bashas’ parking lot on Camp Lowell and Swan. There will be raffle prizes and other giveaways.

“We are grateful to be chosen as Bashas’ charity for the month of December,” said Lori Stratton, director of development for the UA Steele Center. “This is a great opportunity to raise awareness in the community about the Steele Center and Diamond Children’s.”

About Bashas’ Family of Stores
Bashas’ Family of Stores – the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Sportsman’s Wine & Spirits, Eddie’s Country Store and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets – is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha, Sr. With more than 8,000 members and more than 120 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company’s inception in 1932, Bashas’ has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.bashas.com and www.myfoodcity.com.

About the UA Steele Children’s Research Center
As one of the prestigious Centers of Excellence within the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the UA Steele Children’s Research Center is the only facility in Southern Arizona conducting research in pediatric diseases, developing new treatments and making medical discoveries for children. UA Steele Center physician-scientists also provide clinical care for children at Diamond Children’s and outpatient clinics throughout Tucson and the state.

About The University of Arizona Medical Center-Diamond Children’s
With its affiliation to the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the UA Steele Center, Diamond Children’s is Arizona’s only pediatric academic medical center. It is a family-centered hospital where children receive the best care possible by teams of outstanding doctors, nurses and other pediatric specialists. The doctors and their teams treat the day-to-day needs of children and their families, from the simple to the complex, and the hospital is recognized for its superior capabilities in neonatal and pediatric intensive care, pediatric emergency care, and other specialized services such as pediatric cancer.