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AZ Insider: Benefit for EKR Foundation Grew Successful Wings

The Grace of Wings Award was presented to Micheline Etkin. The model was honored for her numerous contributions and leadership in serving many local and international charities focusing on children. She is pictured above with husband Dr. Bruce Etkin, the event’s premier sponsor.

Ryan House Prom

Ryan House Prom

More than 100 people – some at a young age – had their first experience going to a prom June 2 at Ability 360’s Sports and Fitness Center in Phoenix. Guests included Ryan House children with life-limiting conditions and their families along with Michele Etkin, global ambassador of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network. Ryan House and Ability 360 hosted the memorable one-of-a-kind experience featuring a Candyland theme.
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Giving in Style - Model on a Mission

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In addition to her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother, Micheline Etkin counts charity among her top priorities. Read more

eHospice - Micheline celebrates Halloween with the children of Ryan House

Micheline Celebrates Halloween with Ryan House

This year Micheline dressed up as Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast and brought a smile to all the patients at Ryan House. Micheline hopes that by dressing up and attending the Annual Fall Party every year she can serve as a reminder to the children that they are special and loved by their community.

Ryan House Fall Festival

Micheline Etkin, ICPCN Global Ambassador, visited the children at Ryan House, dressed as Snow White.

Hats on 4 CPC

Micheline Etkin, ICPCN Global Ambassador, encourages you to take part in ‪#‎Hatson4CPC‬ by wearing a hat to school or work on Friday, 14 October 2016. Whether you are an individual, company, school or NGO, you can get involved and help us raise much-needed awareness of children's palliative care worldwide.

Please visit ICPCN for more information.

Just One Thing

Micheline Etkin, ICPCN Global Ambassador, recently visited Ryan House, to do her 'Just One Thing' for children's palliative care. If you are a child, parent, head of a corporate organisation or just an ordinary person hoping to bring about real change in the lives of the millions of vulnerable children that are in need of palliative care, visit ICPCN to pledge your commitment to promote and improve children's palliative care provision worldwide.

Micheline Etkin visits Ryan House ICPCN

ICPCN's global ambassador, Micheline Etkin recently spent some time at Ryan House and had the privilege of meeting some of the wonderful children living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. A big thank you to Ryan House and Presley+Jude for capturing these special moments!

Zika virus and the role of Children's Palliative Care

With the devastating news of the Zika virus and the link to microcephaly making headlines across the globe, there is still an urgent need for specialized care and support for these babies, children and their families. Watch Micheline Etkin, ICPCN Global ambassador, call on governments and the World's Health Organization (WHO) to ensure the necessary care is available.

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International Childhood Cancer Day

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Micheline Named as New Ambassador for ICPCN

Micheline named as new ambassador for ICPCN

Micheline Goes to Carnival and Helps the Children

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AZ Insider

Kathy Shayna Shocket has the inside scoop on people making a difference.

Kathy goes behind the scenes of the infant Cardon's Children's Medical Center benefit and shares how it has become a fundraising role model for bringing in new donors.

Let me take you behind the scenes of Stars of the Season and the longtime influential friendships behind this fundraising dinner’s stellar success. In particular, the 20 year friendship of Micheline Etkin and Tina Curran who are pictured above in red at the party with Talinda Bennington (right) and Barbara Young (left.)

In 2009, Banner Health Foundation asked Tina and husband Dr. David Curran, (chairman of Pediatrics at Cardon Children’s Medical Center) to create an inaugural fundraising soirée for its new children’s hospital. The couple had a vision for an edgy and fun party with star studded entertainment.

They teamed up with Micheline and 25 of their cherished friends and colleagues who  became a part of that vision and founding members of the Advisory Council, now 55 strong.  Together they were instrumental in raising the bar each year and bringing in not only energetic volunteers, but partygoers who became new supporters of Cardon Children’s.

This year Micheline chaired the fundraiser.  The ballroom of the Montelucia Resort was filled with a sold out crowd of 600 guests. NFL great Steve Young and his wife Barbara Young (Barb also shares a longtime friendship with Tina and Micheline) were Honorary Chairs.

Taking advantage of social media to attract new donors:
Another one of the evening’s highlights that Dr. David, Tina and Micheline collaborated on was the music video in honor of Chester Bennington, wife Talinda Bennington and Linkin Park. The tribute version of Linkin Park’s hit "Burn it Down" featured many of the hospital’s patients and staff, including Dr. David Curran who proved he can lip sync like a rock star! (Check the "Burn it Down" video out on YouTube.)

The after party in the foyer outside the ballroom had partygoers not only on the dance floor - but back and forth to the amazing 18 foot long table of desserts. The elegantly designed table showcased 3,000 delicacies including more than 20 variety of sweets and five flavors each of truffles and brigadeiros.

That’s because Micheline, an international model, personally prepared 1,500 of the 3,000 sweets in her kitchen,  then delicately displayed the culinary delights in individual silk floral cups. Both the silk and candy ingredients were imported from Brazil.

Article by Kathy Shayna Shocket - AZ Republic