Tucson Mayor, Jonathan Rothschild, has announced the new Care Fund Advisory Board in Tucson. The breakfast launch was attended by Tucson and Southern Arizona leadership on March 9th, 2016. Pam Ruggeroli (2015 Realtor of the Year) Lea Marquez Peterson (Hispanic Chamber President) and John Gibson (Wells Fargo Area President) all joined in alliance to help support Tucson Care Fund expansion. Tucson’s business community were invited to join new Advisory Board, and the reception has been announced for April.
Arizona Daily Star Feature
While Pat Lamb’s infant son was hospitalized at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Lamb noticed the heartbreak of many parents who could not always stay with their ill child.
It was not for lack of desire. The families were desperate to be with their children.
But the expense is enormously high and almost always unexpected. Taking time off of work and losing income while trying to pay for insurance deductibles, copays and other related expenses often leaves families of hospitalized children with horrible choices.
That’s where the Care Fund comes in. Co-founded by Lamb in 2013, the fund has to date helped 280 Arizona families with seriously ill or injured children by granting them mortgage or rent relief for an average of three months. The fund was launched in Tucson last week.
The Care Fund gives out average grants of $2,200 with an aim of giving families a chance to make another plan, get back on their feet and keep a roof over their heads while dealing with a sick child.