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Big Adventures

With the support and generosity of our donors, adventures await! 

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Hawaiian Getaway

We’re thrilled that our latest adventurer experienced “healing, laughter and pure magic” during his time at Disney’s Aulani Resort in beautiful Ko’Olina, Hawaii.  After beating cancer and recovering from a successful liver transplant with the assistance of his dedicated teams at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, this brave boy has much to celebrate.  His family’s consistent fortitude and gratitude has been truly inspiring.  

Disneyland Adventure

Life's Big Adventures is honored to assist our friends at the Phoenix Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in creating another magical Disneyland experience for an inspiring warrior.  An indomitable teen and her family will enjoy the many Fall festivities at the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks this October.  

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Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Thank you to the Royal Palms Resort and Spa for generously providing a staycation for a resilient local family of four.  They are sure to rejuvenate and make lasting memories at this beautiful Mediterranean oasis while taking in striking views of Camelback Mountain and enjoying world-class cuisine within a a desert retreat.

Great Wolf Lodge Stay-cation

We would like to extend our appreciation to the Great Wolf Lodge Arizona for creating a very special “stay-cation” and birthday celebration for a Phoenix Children’s cancer warrior.  She and her family experienced an “amazing long weekend” exploring the indoor water park resort near Scottsdale.  From enjoying the pools and water park to traversing the resort’s rope course and hitting the arcade and mini-golf course, the weekend was filled with adventure around every corner.  

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Image courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

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The Wigwam Arizona

We're very grateful to The Wigwam Arizona for providing a staycation for an inspiring Phoenix family.  We look forward to hearing about the memories made at this historic resort, as the family enjoys the property's beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape, sparking pools and dual water slides.  

Taylor Swift Concert

Many thanks to all who participated in the "Cases for a Cause" fundraiser in partnership with Belle & Bottle.  The resulting funds allowed us to send a tenacious Taylor Swift fan and cancer warrior to a stop on the much-anticipated Eras Tour.  The Nashville adventurer attended one of the shows in Music City. 

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Image: Ticketmaster

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Arizona Cardinals

Who’s ready for some football? As this year’s NFL season kicks off, we look forward to sending a persevering Valley family to an Arizona Cardinals game at State Farm Stadium.  They will cheer on the Cardinals as the team takes on the New York Giants.  

Ed Sheeran Concert

We were pleased to work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville to send an adventurer to Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics Tour.  After recently departing RMHC of Nashville following a successful kidney transplant, a remarkable teen and his family "had a blast" at the Nissan Stadium show.  

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Image: Nissan Stadium

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Hotel Del Beach Vacation

A courageous girl, who recently conquered cancer, celebrated her incredible milestone with a getaway to Coronado Island.  She and her family had the "trip of a lifetime" at the historic Hotel del Coronado, a favorite San Diego destination on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in SoCal.  

Camp Wamp

A special contribution was directed to Camp Wamp, a summer camp in northern CA for kids and teens living with physical disabilities. Camp Wamp - created by the Stephen J. Wampler Foundation - provides life-changing experiences while offering activities such as fishing, canoeing, hiking & more. We agree wholeheartedly with Camp Wamp’s motto,“It’s about what you CAN do!”

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Photo courtesy of Camp Wamp

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"Happiest Place on Earth"

We were honored to assist our friends at the Phoenix Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders in creating a Disneyland adventure for an inspiring patient.  He and his family made many magical memories at the "Happiest Place on Earth." 

Harry Styles Concert

Harry Styles had us at, "Treat people with kindness."  

A Phoenix teen, and Harry Mega-Fan, who has been working continually - for more than a decade - to surpass his physical therapy goals, attended the Love On Tour concert at Gila River Arena.  

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Frozen, The Broadway Musical

A young cancer-fighting warrior enjoyed her time at the acclaimed Broadway Musical - Frozen.  She and her family recently attended the touring production of the show at ASU Gammage theater.  

MLB Spring Training Game

Spring in the Valley of the Sun is synonymous with MLB Training Games.  We were excited to send a young sports fan filled with determination to see the Diamondbacks take on the Milwaukee Brewers in Scottsdale this March.   

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Phoenix Zoo Membership

An incredibly strong and determined lil' lady will be enjoying a year of animal-filled adventures at the Phoenix Zoo with the gift of a Family Membership.   

Polar Express Experience

A persevering family recently traveled to Williams, AZ to board the "Polar Express" for a magical train ride provided by the Grand Canyon Railway.  The childhood classic was brought to life for passengers.  After spending the night with Santa, the family enjoyed a stay at the Railway Hotel to the complete the "North Pole" experience. 

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Coronado Getaway

Another remarkable warrior "made memories that will last a lifetime" on a So. Cal. beach vacation.   After beating blood cancer, she and her family take time to give back to the hospital which made her recovery possible as well as to children going through a similar journey.  This compassionate girl celebrated the third anniversary of her bone marrow transplant while visiting the Hotel del Coronado on the lovely shores of Coronado Island.

Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia Tour

A Phoenix teen, and wonderful advocate for childhood cancer survivors, celebrated her high school graduation by attending the Dua Lipa concert. She and her sister – a constant source of support through her journey – make an amazing pair, and they had great time at the show.  Many thanks to the Children’s Cancer Network for connecting us with these exceptional siblings.  

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Vanderbilt Baseball

LBA is excited to partner with several Nashville-area nonprofits to send young baseball fans celebrating recent medical victories & milestones on their developmental journey to many of the 2023 season Vanderbilt Baseball home games.  It feels especially fitting, as these kids know a thing or two about how to Anchor Down!   

Slumber Spa Party

A persevering Phoenix Children’s patient received some much-deserved pampering with a Slumber Spa Party by Tiny TeepeeZzz and Honey Bee Mobile Spa.  She and her friends enjoyed a luxe slumber party kicked off with an evening of manis,  pedis, and facials.

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Photo courtesy of Tiny TeepeeZzz

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Camp Rainbow

The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children's is near and dear to our hearts, as are the young warriors who must overcome the many hurdles on the way to beating childhood cancer.  A portion of our initial contributions was directed to the Camp Rainbow program at Phoenix Children's Hospital.  Camp Rainbow is an annual camp for PCH patients who have, or have had, cancer or a blood disorder.  It gives kids the chance to make meaningful connections while taking part in a wide range of fun camp activities. 

Billie Eilish Concert

A Billie Eilish fan and family members attended the Happier Than Ever World Tour at Gila River Arena in April.  We were glad to work with the Arizona chapter of HopeKids to send this inspiring fan to the sold-out show. 

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Nashville SC Match

Thank you to the Westin Nashville for providing tickets to Nashville Soccer Club match against the Colorado Rapids.   We were pleased to work with the Middle Tennessee chapter of HopeKids Inc. to send a young fan to cheer on the club

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Adventures for Young Fighters

In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,  Life’s Big Adventures provided two Ticketmaster gift cards to young cancer-fighting warriors, so that each may select an event when the time is right for an adventure.  The first went to a Phoenix-area trio of sisters who have supported one another through it all.  The second was provided to an indomitable teen battling osteosarcoma at St. Jude.  Show your gold in support of the young fighters in your community. 

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5 Seconds of Summer Tour

A 5 Seconds of Summer fan and family attended the long-awaited Take My Hand World Tour at Arizona Federal Theatre. We were glad to work with the Arizona chapter of HopeKids to send these special concert-goers to the show. 

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