UArizona Men’s Basketball Halftime Show on March 5 to feature tribute to Diamond Children’s
March is Child Life Month and the event will honor four children who are being treated at Diamond Children’s Medical Center
Child Life specialists at work

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TUCSON, Ariz. (March 5, 2020) – For their bravery in the face of illness, four children who are battling serious health issues will be recognized during the halftime show on March 5 at the University of Arizona men’s basketball game versus Washington State. 

The patients will be honored during the halftime show scheduled to take place March 5 at 9:30 p.m. in McKale Memorial Center, 1721 E. Enke Drive, Tucson, 85721. Game tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

The children vary in age, but they are all big UArizona basketball fans.

The event commemorates national Child Life Month held in March. The month recognizes and celebrates child life professionals who work in pediatric environments to support children and their families and minimize stress and trauma during medical treatment.

Child life specialists use their knowledge and experience to help families maintain a sense of normalcy during their medical treatment and are the heart of pediatric care at Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center. Child life specialists provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation and education that reduce fear, anxiety and pain for children and their families. 

About Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens. Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, intensive care needs and more. It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility — the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center — where physician-scientists provide access to groundbreaking science and research to advance children’s health. For more information, visit Follow us on social media: Follow us on social: Facebook: @BannerDiamondChildrensMedicalCenter