The Arizona Pain Foundation Brings Christmas to Hundreds of Refugees in Phoenix

The Arizona Pain Foundation will help host a “Christmas Party for Children Around the World” this Sunday, December 15th at the City of Grace Church in downtown Phoenix (402 E Monroe St.  Phoenix, AZ.)  Through this 6th annual charity event, volunteers will provide Christmas gifts for over 800 children, as well as groceries, cosmetic items, and dinner for each of the families.

Scottsdale, AZ., December 13th, 2013 –Volunteers fromArizona Pain Specialists’ charity organization, The Arizona Pain Foundation, (www.arizonapain.com) will be hosting their 6th annual Christmas event for over 800 refugee children and their families this Sunday, December 15th, at City of Grace Church in downtown Phoenix. The event will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“The Arizona Pain Foundation produces numerous events every year that touch people’s lives in a very meaningful way,” says foundation Co-Founder, Dr. Paul Lynch, M.D. “Many of our volunteers, including staff from Arizona Pain Specialists, look forward to this particular event – as it is such a joy to give Christmas gifts to needy children and their families.”

This “Christmas Party for Children Around the World,” will benefit less fortunate families from other countries who have come to the Phoenix area with very few possessions. Volunteers from the Arizona Pain foundation will serve alongside Arizona Medical Clinic and City of Grace Church to provide Christmas gifts for each of the children and a dinner for the families. Additional goodies provided include fresh produce groceries donated by Integrity Health, and a bag of essential cosmetic items for each of the women.

“These children come from Liberia, Iraq, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Somalia and celebrating their first Christmas in the US and also first time ever,” says Dr. Andy Le, M.D., founder of Arizona Medical Clinic.

The Christmas party’s theme is “Adventure to the North Pole,” where the children will be lead in a train formation though various rooms in the sanctuary, with each stop having a different activity such as face painting, balloon animals, a bounce house, and a special guest appearance by Santa Clause.

Many of these children left impoverished and devastating environments to come to America. Their families left everything behind as they had fled war and chaos with only those possessions they could carry with them.

“One of the core tenants at Arizona Pain Specialists is a spirit for service; service to our patients and to our communities,” says Joe Carlon, CEO of Arizona Pain Specialists.  “This event reminds us of our duty to serve others and it is with great joy that we share the spirit of Christmas with so many wonderful families.”

For more information on how you can donate to these children and families, please contact Andy Le at Arizona Medical Clinic, 602-432-6579.

About the Arizona Pain Foundation

The Arizona Pain Foundation, which was started by Arizona Pain Specialists’ physicians Dr. Paul Lynch, M.D., and Dr. Tory McJunkin, M.D., organizes community service and charitable events each year as a way of giving back to the Phoenix areas. The Arizona Pain Foundation is comprised of Arizona Pain Specialists’ employee volunteers, and serves as a way for the employees of Arizona Pain Specialists to give back to those in need –both locally and abroad.  This non-profit foundation is funded solely by 5% of all proceeds from the Arizona Pain Specialists three Phoenix-based clinics in Scottsdale, Chandler, and Glendale, AZ. Founded in 2009, the foundation’s mission is to share the love of God by bringing compassion, healing and resources to those in need. This is accomplished by supporting international missionaries, by supporting local nonprofit community work and by promoting prescription drug abuse resistance to youth in Arizona.

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