A la Carte

Photography by SARAH ODEN | Shot on Location at BIG BAD BREAKFAST

For more than 50 years, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has provided critical support for patients and families. This group, now more than 500 women strong, has contributed significantly to the expansion of the ACH campaign and various programs. From funding the Infant/Toddler Unit in the South Wing, to leading educational programs like ACHievers and planning Miracle Ball + A la Carte, the auxiliary’s impact
is impressive.  

A la Carte Chairman CeCe Martindale will welcome guests to this event next month with a guarantee that “there’s something for everyone.” The evening will boast samplings of specialty foods and beverages from Central Arkansas restaurants as well as the popular Art à la Carte auction, which features artwork created by patients with the help of local artists, and live entertainment. With a Secret Garden theme, the décor will reflect natural + whimsical elements throughout the Angel One Transport Hangar. She encourages, “Come hungry, come curious and come ready to savor the flavors of Arkansas.”

Proceeds support the auxiliary’s annual budget, with special emphasis on a new expansion project. CeCe elaborates, “This is the largest clinical expansion in history and includes both hospitals that improve access to expert pediatric care.” She recognizes the comprehensive approach which includes education, research and public health initiatives that make Arkansas Children’s Hospital an invaluable resource to all Arkansans. “It provides families like mine peace of mind.”

CeCe spent her childhood in Memphis and remembers serving unhoused residents of the city. “We can all be supporting and contributing members of the community. You can never assume to know what is going on in other peoples’ lives. Being kind always wins.” She realizes this is what makes the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary so special. “So many people have extended their support to me and this wonderful cause. We’re all helping make children better today and healthier tomorrow.”

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