Lighting the Way 2020
A Quiet Pandemic, A Generation at Risk
Access to mental health care for young people remains an enormous challenge across the country, as the United States has only 8,300 practicing child and adolescent psychiatrists and more than 15 million youth in need of their care. The isolation and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic have only amplified these needs.
But there is hope. Early identification, diagnosis and treatment can help prevent the dire consequences of mental illness, delay mental illness, or lessen symptoms so that children can grow into healthy, functioning adults. As we work to emerge from this pandemic stronger and healthier, will you join Banner Health once again as we “light the way” for Arizona youth?
While we cannot gather for a festive Pulse of the City Soiree this fall, we ask you to support this worthwhile effort with your tax-deductible charitable donation to help Banner expand access to behavioral health care and implement innovative new methods for care delivery. With no event-related expenses, 100% of your donation will support youth mental health.
To further support the Lighting the Way campaign, Banner Health Foundation has the opportunity to achieve additional funding through a grant from the USA Today Network, which has a crowdfunding requirement. We have applied for a $100,000 grant, and to advance to the final review round, we must raise a minimum of $6,000 through our crowdfunding page.
We are excited about this incredible opportunity to enhance our investment in pediatric services, and hope you will consider joining us by making a contribution.