Join us in Honoring Veteran's Families this Holiday Season
Each Veteran's Day, as my beloved family surrounds me with joy and celebration of my birthday which also falls today,
I take a moment to thank each and every Veteran hero, and their every family member and loved one, for the sacrifices made and that continue to be made so that we can all live in freedom.
I was not born into freedom, being originally from Cuba. My parents knew this was the land of the free, and of opportunity. It was their decision, and the actions of those brave men and women who continue to fight for our rights, that also are making a better life for my three beautiful children. That is why it is so important to me to share my gratitude well beyond just today, as we look out to our holiday season upon us.
As I join you today to take a moment of silence to honor and pay tribute to our Veterans and Veteran Families, and appreciate the gift of Freedom that is greater than anything else I could receive on my birthday today,
I ask you to join me as we kick off a Holiday Toy Fundraiser aimed at supporting the children of our brave Military and Firefighters, all of whom put their lives on the line - and many of whom will not be able to spend the holidays with their young ones.
The recipient of these donations are hard-working families with a lot of pride, who deserve our gratitude. What better way to demonstrate that they matter to us year-round, than to help provide the holidays they deserve as their families continue to give and serve overseas and far away from home.
We are partnering with AZTV Channel 7 to collect new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages - games, sports toys and toys young children can snuggle.
We will have boxes out now through Dec. 22, that will be distributed directly to families in need, with parents serving far away from home, through the wonderful organizations including Helping Hands for Freedom and the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities. Learn more here.
Please take a moment during this season and drop off new, unwrapped toys at our Sun City West location (19052 N. RH Johnson Blvd.) or our Sun City location (10701 West Bell Road).
Thank you for joining me in paying tribute to our Veterans, our Serving Military and Firefighters, and seeking to give thanks in a tangible way to the families who give so much year-round.
Happy Veteran's Day.
- Emilio M. Justo, M.D., Founder & Medical Director