Banner Health Foundation  

Stars of the Season founder 
driven by passion for children

Tina Curran

Tina Curran


For Tina Curran, helping children is as much a passion as it is a promise. A mother of three boys and wife of a pediatrician, she knows just how important it is for children to find comfort, the best possible care and the most advanced medical resources when facing an illness or injury.

Guided by a desire to make a difference in the lives of children, she and her husband, David Curran, MD, immediate past chairman of the Department of Pediatric Medicine at Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., unveiled Stars of the Season in 2010.

The annual fundraising affair for Cardon Children’s, Stars of the Season is orchestrated each year by the Advisory Council of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in collaboration with Banner Health Foundation. Curran, who serves as chair of the Advisory Council and is at the helm of the event, is credited with having the vision to advance its reach and impact.

She has been instrumental in creating a dynamic and dedicated council of volunteers who are committed to raising the bar for pediatric health care. At the same time, Curran has brought some of the biggest names in music, entertainment and professional sports to Banner’s fundraising table on behalf of Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

While Stars of the Season is certainly a focal point of Curran’s philanthropic endeavors, she also invests a great deal of time in helping children understand their role and find ways to give back. From organizing toy drives in elementary schools to help fill the Toy Closets at Cardon Children’s, to launching a new Junior Advisory Council for children and teens to volunteer on behalf of the hospital, she actively brings children into the fundraising fold.

Banner Health, Cardon Children’s Medical Center and the countless patients and families that turn to the hospital for care have benefited greatly from Curran’s passion, dedication and heart for giving back.

In January, on the heels of the immensely successful 5th annual Stars of the Season, Curran was named by Arizona Foothills Magazine as one of the “Women Who Move the Valley” in 2015.

Always looking ahead, Curran is currently moving forward with planning for the 6th annual Stars of the Season.  

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