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BOV Flower Girls visit Ryan House

The Board of Visitors Flower Girls learned firsthand what it means to give back to their community by spending time at Ryan House, a pediatric respite and palliative care facility in central Phoenix. The Board of Visitors is one of the founding partners of the nonprofit organization that serves children with illnesses, as well as caring for parents or guardians and siblings staying in the house.

The Board of Visitors Flower Girls recently paid a visit to Ryan House, where they learned about Ryan Cottor, the inspiration behind this nonprofit organization that provides care and comfort to children with life-altering and life-ending illnesses (submitted photo).

The Board of Visitors Flower Girls recently paid a visit to Ryan House, where they learned about Ryan Cottor, the inspiration behind this nonprofit organization that provides care and comfort to children with life-altering and life-ending illnesses (submitted photo).

The Flower Girls were able to interact with the patients and learned about Ryan Cottor, the inspiration behind Ryan House.

“The event at Ryan House helps those in need and educates the young women selected to be Flower Girls for our Annual Charity Ball about The Board of Visitors’ commitment to serving the most vulnerable in our community,” said Sydney Fox, chairman of The Board of Visitors.

The Board of Visitors’ Flower Girls for the 2015-16 season participate in various events and service projects throughout their senior year in high school. They will be presented by their fathers at the culminating event, The Board of Visitors 101st Annual Charity Ball on April 16 at The Camelback Inn Resort.

Established in 1908, The Board of Visitors (BOV) is the oldest charitable organization in Arizona. Its members volunteer to raise funds to serve the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. The BOV has donated more than $17 million to local charities to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the community.

For more information, call 602-235-9554 or visit www.theboardofvisitors.org.

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