Giving Back Magazine January 2018 - Page 59

and the staff that makes miracles possible. “I would tell another parent to never ever give up. From the time you reach those hospital doors, you need to say, ‘She’s going to be ok. It’s going to be all right.’” and surrounding counties each year, with cutting- edge treatments available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The theme of the 109th Anniversary Charity Ball, Everything’s Coming Up Roses & Lollipops, reflects Ball Chair Phylicia Cicalo-Aiken’s take on life. She has been involved with the Charity Ball for five years. “I have always believed in giving back. The Charity Ball already is an established entity. I think it is important to be able to collaborate with an organization such as Rady Children’s, helping one another and creating the change and outcomes we want for the future,” she shared with Giving Back Magazine. In addition to her belief in the power of philanthropy to support an organization like Rady Children’s, Cicalo-Aiken also believes in th