Hospice of the Valley will bring back its signature fundraiser, AAHA! Art. Food. Wine, in March.

In 45 years, no one in need of care has been turned away by the not-for-profit agency, and that is largely due to community generosity.

Arizona chef Mark Tarbell will be recognized for his charitable work in the community at the 2022 AAHA! Art. Food. Wine event (photo courtesy of Hospice of the Valley).

The donations by local businesses and individuals make this event shine with beautiful pieces of art and memorable experiences ranging from a fabulous trip in Greece (Athens, Crete, Santorini) to a private dinner for friends prepared by local chefs.

This year’s art selection is extensive with more than 70 pieces, including an elegant, fiery-red enamelwork horse sculpture from Carl Dahl’s private collection. Among other favorites is a stunning statement piece by artist Judy Tuwaletstiwa, a huge canvas painting adorned with hundreds of delicate feathers — bold and ethereal at the same time.

The evening, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn on March 12, features a spectacular dinner, raffle, a silent auction and live auctions conducted by auctiontainer Letitia Frye. This year’s honoree is Arizona chef Mark Tarbell, in recognition of his charitable work in the community.

Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Valley patients and families who need hospice care, supportive care for chronic illness or dementia care. A portion of funds raised will be allocated to the new Dementia Care and Education Campus in central Phoenix,

For additional information about the fundraiser, call 602-636-6380 or visit www.hov.org/aaha.


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