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Ryan House Prom

Our second annual Ryan House Prom was an absolute blast! Thanks to a new partnership with the ASU Pride Alumni group, we were able to host this event on ASU’s Tempe campus this year. Families came dressed to the nines, ready to party and had a great time dancing the afternoon away! The day started off with volunteers from Henderson Engineers, who helped us to decorate the room. Once the party got started, DJs from Entercom Radio’s 101 Live played...
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Beth DeMund Photography

Volunteering at Ryan House comes in a variety of shapes and forms. One example is of our amazing volunteer, Beth DeMund, who volunteers her professional photography talents by capturing special moments at Ryan House for families whose children are on hospice and near end-of-life. The end of a child’s life is a very emotionally challenging time for families. Creating moments together that become treasured memories as part of a child’s journey is a top priority at Ryan House. We are...
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Mmmm Cupcakes! Summer Fun Heats Up at Ryan House!

We just love it when SARRC visits the house with their staff and kids that they serve through their Community Works program. This incredibly successful program engages the kids that SARRC serves by offering them volunteer opportunities at a variety of places throughout the Valley. And, Ryan House is one of them! These amazing volunteers complete all kinds of projects while they’re here like baking treats, helping us to clean and organize different areas, and whatever else they can do...
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The Memorial Garden Gets Summer Redo

A group of volunteers from McGraw Hill Publishing visited the house recently to help us out with a few projects. Wow! They were incredible! Not only did they help us create decorations for our prom, organize our pantry and help us create small floral bouquets from a flower donation we’d received, they also sanded and repainted all of the benches in our Memorial Garden. They were scheduled for just a few hours but ended up staying nearly twice as long...
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Have You Heard? We Have a New Street Address!

The City of Phoenix recently renamed West Merrell Street between Central and Third Avenues (where Ryan House is located), Muhammad Ali Way, in honor of world champion boxer, social activist and pop culture icon, Muhammad Ali. The new street signs were unveiled during a ceremony near the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute on June 3, which the City has proclaimed as Muhammad Ali Day in honor of his life and his contributions to the city. Three years...
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