Amigos Trail Ride & Drive Outfits Infusion Center at Wickenburg Community Hospital
The 19th Annual Amigos Trail Ride & Drive raised nearly $60,000 for medical equipment to improve the quality of care and safety of patients and healthcare workers at Wickenburg Community Hospital.
The Amigos Trail Ride & Drive is one of the signature fundraising events for Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation. The Trail Ride was held November 10-13, 2022, and brought 75 riders and drivers to Boyd Ranch. Participants enjoyed trails for riders of all abilities, a Trail Trial Challenge, the ever-popular Gymkhana, and live entertainment. One hundred and twenty-five people gathered for the community dinner rounding out the event.
Attendees purchased critical equipment for WCH’s new and exciting partnership with Cancer Treatment Centers of America and also a maternal/fetal monitor for the Emergency Department:
- The Hospital’s Boyd Infusion Center will receive six chemotherapy chairs to enhance patient comfort and safety. The chairs feature heat and massage options to help patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during what can often be long, difficult treatments.
- The Hospital’s Pharmacy will receive an additional refrigerator to safely store hazardous chemotherapy drugs considered hazardous. The drugs must be quarantined and cannot be refrigerated together with conventional medications.
- The Hospital’s Emergency Department will receive monitoring technology to for expectant mothers. The monitor will increase the ability to identify fetal and maternal heartbeats and make clinical decisions with more precision.
“The Amigos Trail Ride and Drive brings together people committed to improving the health and well-being of Wickenburg and surrounding communities,” said Bonnie Pollock, co-chair of the Trail Ride committee and a member of the board of directors for Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation. “We are so thankful to everyone who participates – from the riders and drivers to the committee and all the volunteers.”
The 2022 event was sponsored by:
Arthur Ditto Family Foundation
John & Dita Daub
Heart Care Imaging
Tom & Betty Watt
Innova Emergency Medical Associates
CompRay, Inc (logo attached)
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Peter & Dawn Stachowicz
John M. Summers Collections, LLC
Quality Advantage Group, LLC
96.3 Real Country
Comegys Bight Charitable Foundation
Carol Simon & Paul Willems
Additional Thanks Go To…
We would also like to thank residents and businesses in Wickenburg who contributed to the success of the event by donating auction items, including:
Ben’s Saddlery, Danny’s Jewelry, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Flying E Ranch, Gramma Lizard, Greenspot Nursery, Riata Saddles, Rusty Rooster, Sage Gallery, Vulture Bicycles, Wickenburg Country Club, Wickenburg Ranch and Social Club, Marci and Bob Bowen, Christopher Bowen, Rena Koeneke, Denny and Jo Lauterbach, Dee and Bonnie Pollock, Traci Strale, John Summers, and Angel Moralez.
Katherine McDonald donated three plates of her famous cookies and brought in hundreds of dollars for each plate!
Last year at the ride, long-time participant Keith Johnson proposed to his girlfriend, Melissa Scott. This year, the couple got married at the Ride in a fun ceremony officiated by Scott Stewart, a member of the all-volunteer committee. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
The 20th Annual Amigos Trail Ride and Drive will be held at Boyd Ranch next November 9-12, 2023.
You can call (928) 668-1812 to reserve a spot early.