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Join with the Palmer Foundation in Fighting Pediatric Cancer

ABOUT THE BENEFICIARY OF ARNIE'S CHALLENGE - the Haley Center: The Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Arnold Palmer Hospital, part of Orlando Health, is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hematology-oncology program in Central Florida. Providing the highest level of care and support to children and families, its specialized team of hematologists and oncologists is dedicated to caring for each child’s unique medical, psychological and developmental well-being from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

Thanks to expanded research and advanced clinical trials, the Haley Center is able to offer children leading-edge treatments with renewed hope and better outcomes. With a holistic approach, its professionals collaborate to develop a personalized recovery plan for the children they serve, as well as support for the entire family.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN ARNIE'S CHALLENGE? Between NOW and March 1, choose from 1 of 3 Arnie's Challenges and, together with the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation, help raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and treatment. You can:

WALK FOR THE CAUSE: Individually or as part of a team, walk any distance in one day or over many. Set a goal for distance or keep it short and sweet! It's your passion and commitment that counts!

RUN: GO RUNNING FOR THE KIDS: Sprint or jog (you choose your pace!) with us. Set an individual or team goal – or a distance of choice!

GOLF: SWING "FORE" THE KIDS: Set a personal goal and go for broke - just #LikeArnie! Personally dedicate holes played over many days or dig deep and play a personal record number of holes over a day, weekend, or time of your choosing!

Complete your challenge independently (or as part of a team you can easily organize using our easy-to-use platform!). Then, join us for a virtually Arnie's Challenge Closing Celebration at 4:30 pm on March 2! Details will be sent closer to this event.

ABOUT THE ARNOLD & WINNIE PALMER FOUNDATION. An independent 501c3 non-profit public charity, the Palmer Foundation champions the legacy of our founders. Through grantmaking and initiatives, we continue Arnold and Winnie’s devotion to youth – encouraging strong character and supporting children facing health challenges – and honor their commitment to nature and its ability to enrich and heal us.

OUR CONNECTION TO THE PALMER HOSPITALS, PART OF ORLANDO HEALTH. Arnold and Winnie Palmer's commitment to caring for vulnerable children is perhaps best reflected in the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies - both now part of Orlando Health. In the mid-1980s, when Arnold and Winnie visited the neonatal intensive care unit and pediatrics wing of Orlando Regional Medical Center, they were impressed by the talent and dedication of the staff, but they were bothered by the modest facilities. At that time, Mr. Palmer commented:

“We can do better than this. We should do better than this, for the children of our community.”

For the remainder of his very active life in golf, business, aviation, and philanthropy, Mr. Palmer continued to "do better" for children. The Arnold Palmer Hospital opened on September 10, 1989. On May 30, 2006, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies opened, dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and babies. While the Palmer Foundation is separate and independent from the Palmer Hospitals, we champion their continued success.

WHAT ABOUT "ARNIE'S MARCH?" In 2012, grateful patients and families set out to raise funds for under-funded pediatric cancer research, along with the hospital, they asked for help from Arnold Palmer. For many years, Arnie's Marches were successfully held at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and elsewhere.

As COVID threatened these joyful events raising funds and bringing together young cancer fighters, survivors, and those who love them, the Palmer Foundation, rather than halt support for this important cause, recalled Arnold's words -

“We can do better than this."

 

We hope you will enjoy and support - Arnie's Challenge!

If you prefer to make your donation by mail, please send your check - payable to Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation - to the Palmer Foundation 9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819. Please indicate if your donation should be associated with an Arnie's Challenge participant (yourself, an individual participating in Arnie's Challenge, or in support of a Challenge Team).

In order to receive a receipt for your generous donation for tax purposes, please also provide: your name, mailing address, telephone (optional), email (if you would like to be kept updated on the success of Arnie's Challenge and the activities of the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation). 

Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of law.

Thank you!


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