Scottsdale, AZ., December 12th, 2014 –Volunteers from Arizona Pain’s charity organization, the Arizona Pain Foundation, will be hosting their 7th annual Christmas event for over 1,000 refugee children and their families this Saturday, December 13th, at City of Grace Church in downtown Phoenix. The “Christmas Party for Children Around the World” event will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, and will benefit less fortunate families from other countries who have come to the Phoenix area with very few possessions.
The children come from countries that don’t typically celebrate Christmas, such as the Republic of Congo, Liberia, Iraq, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Somalia. Many of their families fled impoverished and devastating environments and escaped to the U.S. with only the clothes on their backs and whatever they could carry.
“These children are political refugees from all over the world, who have experienced civil wars, displacements, and of course terrorism,” says Dr. Tory McJunkin, co-founder of Arizona Pain (ArizonaPain.com) and the Arizona Pain Foundation. “Now, many of them will get to experience a traditional Christmas celebration for the first time, and we are thrilled to be a part of making that happen for them.”
Volunteers from the Arizona Pain foundation will serve alongside volunteers from Paindoctor, Inc., Arizona Medical Clinic, AZ Tech Radiology, Integrity Home Health, and City of Grace Church to provide all transportation, Christmas gifts, entertainment, and dinner for the children and their families free of charge.
“Each year we pause to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in this time and place,” says Joe Carlon, CEO of Arizona Pain and Paindoctor, Inc. “We are reminded in this season of giving that service to our community and providing to those less fortunate will largely define the legacy we leave behind. Pain Doctor and Arizona Pain are humbled by the success of this event, bringing Christmas to thousands in Phoenix each year, and we hope that our message and example continues to grow in the years ahead.”
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’ physicians Dr. Paul Lynch and Dr. Tory McJunkin 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’ employee volunteers and serves as a way for the employees of Arizona Pain to give back to those in need –both locally and abroad. This nonprofit foundation is funded solely by 5% of all proceeds from the Arizona Pain eight 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.