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Arkansas Children’s Northwest Auxiliary Commits $3M to Hospital Expansion

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The Arkansas Children’s Northwest Auxiliary announced in a press release Tuesday that it has committed $3 million to support expansion initiatives at Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale.

Additionally, during the group’s June year-end meeting to commemorate the accomplishments of the 2024 fiscal year, Toni Lindsey, president of the auxiliary, announced that the auxiliary had achieved a record-breaking fundraising amount of $333,387, which will go toward the $3 million commitment.

Lindsey, whose child received treatment at Arkansas Children’s, said in the release that witnessing the exceptional care and support her child received at Arkansas Children’s inspired her to give back and ensure that other families have access to the same level of care.

“Thank you for your determination and for going above and beyond for Arkansas Children’s,” Lindsey said. “We have a team of volunteers who are passionate about child health and give of themselves every day to help create a healthier tomorrow for our children.” 

The Arkansas Children’s Northwest Auxiliary was founded in 2022 and consists of 130 members.  The group supports patients and families through various fundraising events and projects, such as the Miracles and Magic Radiothon, a la Carte, Teddy Bear Tea and My Bright Star. 

In May 2023, Arkansas Children’s announced an eight-year, $318 million expansion for construction at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale. In a March 2024 interview with Arkansas Business, President and CEO Marcy Doderer said Arkansas Children’s Northwest expansion will include added surgical space, more operating rooms, procedure rooms and more clinic space.

“We are incredibly grateful for the ACNW Auxiliary volunteers and the entire community for their commitment to improving child health in northwest Arkansas,” Fred Scarborough, executive vice president and chief communications development officer for Arkansas Children’s, said in the release. “Thanks to your support, Arkansas Children’s is committed to being right-sized for the community providing expert pediatric care in Arkansas and across the region.”

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