MEDIA ALERT: Diamond Children’s Unveils New Children’s Mural
Media are invited to an unveiling of a 900 sq. ft. mural at Diamond Children’s Medical Center on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. The mural was funded by community construction partners, DPR, and will provide pediatric patients with an uplifting, augmented reality vista.
New Diamond Children's Mural painted by Joe Pagac

WHAT: Banner Health will unveil a new children’s mural outside its planned cancerous blood disorder clinic for children located at Diamond Children’s Medical Center. The colorful artwork was designed to uplift and inspire young patients receiving care at the soon-to-be-opened new pediatric oncology clinic. 

The mural was painted by local artist, Joe Pagac who used augmented reality to make the characters come to life.

The project was made possible with the support of DPR Construction, the general contractor building the new pediatric hematology and oncology clinic. DPR proposed the mural’s development and facilitated all the fundraising with construction partners.

The mural was painted on the wall of an adjacent parking structure and will face the window of the new clinic.

WHEN: Jan. 28, 2021 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Diamond Children’s Medical Center
1625 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-4330
Event will be held at the Diamond Children’s entrance, in front of the mural.

WHO: Sarah Frost, CEO Banner - University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South.

Matt Thrower, project executive, DPR Construction

Joe Pagac, artist

Michelle Leon Cordova, mother and son, Lino Cordova, a patient at Diamond Children’s.

Steven Patalsky, associate director of pediatric bone-marrow transplant at Banner – University Medicine, along with Diamond Children’s physicians and team members.


For further information: Rebecca Ruiz McGill, (520-360-0308; Caitlin Coomber (951-719-6743 or