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Children's of Alabama & Regions Tradition

regions_tradition_logo.pngChildren’s of Alabama has had the privilege of being the primary beneficiary of the Regions Tradition since 2010. To date, our hospital has received more than $2.85 million from the tournament. Our long-term partnership with Regions Bank, the PGA TOUR Champions and the Bruno Event Team is the perfect match to our hospital’s commitment to ill and injured children of Alabama and the surrounding region.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. We serve families from every county in Alabama and nearly every state. These children and their families are the real beneficiaries of the Regions Tradition.

On behalf of everyone who walks through the doors of Children’s of Alabama daily, including our more than 5,000 healthcare workers, thank you. We are honored to be part of an event that does so much to benefit our state.

Children’s of Alabama Patient Ambassadors

Each year, patients are selected be matched with a foursome in the Wednesday ProAm. This event brings smiles to the patients and their families, creating memories they will cherish for many years to come.

The Children’s of Alabama Media Team can help you schedule an interview with any of this year’s ambassadors during the ProAm. Please call or text, 205-800-4052.

Introducing our 2023 Patient Ambassadors:

Raine Keir
When Raine was just a few months old, a biopsy revealed she had neonatal hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) and had developed irreversible scarring in her liver. On Dec. 24, 2008, Raine was taken into surgery for a liver transplant. Managing a transplant is a life-long journey requiring routine care to monitor for potential complications or side effects. At age 5, Raine became septic from an infection caused by scar tissue from her transplant. The infection nearly took her life, but Raine was discharged home on a few extra medications after that event, and she was able to return to her normal life. Now 15 years old, Raine is thriving as a typical teen and visiting the transplant team at Children’s only twice a year for checkups. Raine’s Story

Jazz LaRue
When Jazz went in for surgery to repair her atrial septal defect (ASD) shortly after her sixth birthday, doctors found a second hole in her heart and had to implant devices to seal both holes. The next day an ultrasound revealed that one of the devices had dislodged and moved to Jazz’s aorta. Doctors took her back in for surgery to remove the device and decided to leave the smaller hole alone in hopes it would not need further treatment. After just a couple nights in the hospital, Jazz was released to go home. Soon, she was enjoying her favorite activities, including making friends wherever she goes. “Jazz never meets a stranger,” Jazz’s mom, Stacy said. “She’s such a thoughtful and all-around great child. She definitely leaves her print wherever she goes.” Jazz continues to have routine checkups with a cardiologist, and so far, no further treatment has been required. Jazz's Story

Thomas Evans
A pain in the side after a weekend of golfing may not seem serious, but in Thomas Evans’ case, it led to the discovery of a mass on his right adrenal gland. During a 10-hour procedure, doctors removed a 10-pound tumor that they discovered to be neuroblastoma. Though the surgery was successful, the neuroblastoma returned six months later. Thomas went on to have chemotherapy, surgeries, two autologous bone marrow transplants, radiation treatments and immunotherapy. It was a collaborative effort between doctors at Children’s of Alabama and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Now, Thomas has no signs of active cancer, and he’s back to doing what he loves: playing golf. Thomas' Story

Impact Fund

The funds we receive from the Regions Tradition each year are directed to our Impact Fund.

The Impact Fund at Children’s of Alabama was created to provides for those leading-edge programs, equipment and initiatives that distinguish us nationally, but we could not afford to pursue without diverting funds from other critical areas or funding from our community.

Impact Fund items tend to focus on technology, as technology is at the forefront of healthcare innovation. But behind every technology initiative is a pioneering physician or surgeon who is smart enough, courageous enough and committed enough to lead the charge at Children’s. The Impact Fund allows us to take immediate advantage of new surgical and medical developments as they occur.

About Children’s of Alabama

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. Ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves patients from every county in Alabama and nearly every state. With more than 3.5 million square feet, it is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States.

Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services at its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary medical care is provided in more than a dozen communities across central Alabama.

Children’s is the only health system in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.