WE ARE THE ARIZONA ELKS
Founded in 1910, the Arizona Elks Association mission is the same today as it was then-- to provide service to our communities and country. We have taken on two ``Major Projects`` that help us support that very mission. In 1992, The Arizona Elks Association and Arizona Elks Major Projects took on the Steele Children's Research Center as it's first project to provide funding to. This support has facilitated incredible research and helped their physician-scientists and researchers make new discoveries, teach the next generation of scientists and heal the children of Arizona and beyond. The Elks Pediatric Clinic sees over 65,000 children a year! Our second passion project is the Jack C. Warter Elks Youth camp located 40 miles northeast of Globe, Arizona, on Workman Creek in the Sierra Ancha Mountain Range. This youth camp is open to all youth groups free of cost!
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“Be proud of Elkdom!”
– Charyll McKean, AEA State President
WHO WE'RE FIGHTING FOR
These are some of the young lives we have been able to change through the research and care of the Steele Research Center. These children remind us why we can never, ever, stop.
Leanne Farr of Mesa (Jacob’s mom) thought her 2-year old had chronic allergies. What he had was a rare and aggressive form of cancer – acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (ANL) – and only a 25 percent chance of surviving…
Nothing in Amanda’s 10 years led her parents or her pediatrician to believe that she would develop juvenile diabetes, the most common chronic disease of childhood. But two years ago they got the news that changed their lives…
Courtney Zillman was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was 9 months old. Cancer became a way of life to her and her family. She once was overheard telling a neighborhood friend, “I can’t come and play today, I have cancer.”…
Little Kayla was born with a hole in her heart and needed open-heart surgery when she was 3 months old. Her condition, called endocardial cushion defect, occurs in half of all babies born with Down syndrome…
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thomas C Disisto
Member at Large
Bruce C. Van Den Eng