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Local Bakery Teams Up with Former AZ Cardinals Player to Make Holidays Sweeter for kids in Hospital
Local Bakery Owner Teams up With Former Arizona Cardinals Player, Michael Bankston to Make This Holiday Season a Little "Sweeter" for Some Very Special Kids Who Are Spending Their Holidays at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
By: Jewel's Bakery and Cafe
Jewel’s Bakery owner, Julie Moreno along with Michael Bankston will host a Christmas cookie decorating event, meet and greet and autograph signing for the kids and their families on Tuesday Dec. 8th from 10 AM – 12 PM. This event will take place at the Phoenix Children’s hospital in the “Zone” area.
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About Jewel’s Bakery and Café: Jewel's began in 2009 when owner Julie Moreno's daughter, Sophia, was having severe abdominal issues and was ultimately hospitalized. The doctors had no clear answers. After years of bellyaches and no real answers from conventional medicine Julie Moreno turned to naturopathic medicine for answers to find out Sophia had severe allergies to gluten. She later became allergic to many other items and had a very restricted diet. In the meantime, Julie searched to find ways to feed her picky family including 6 kids and her husband gluten-free meals.
Not being happy with the readily available food she experimented with many flour blends to come up with the ultimate blend that she could use to make anything. Her flour blend doesn't just make things taste OK, most often they taste better than their gluten counterparts. The word spread and Julie was baking full-time out of her house. Her orders outgrew her house and she expanded into a full bakery and cafe winning awards in her first year of business. www.jewelsbakeryandcafe.com
About PCH: Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with 465 licensed beds, Phoenix Children’s provides care across nearly 50 pediatric specialties. The hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the hospital, visit the website.
About Michael Bankston: Michael Bankston is a former Defensive Tackle / Defensive End who played nine seasons in the National Football League. Bankston played for the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at Sam Houston State University and currently resides in Phoenix, AZ.