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Join us for a Celebration of Health

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University celebrates its 10th anniversary and looks to the future as we work together to improve the health of individuals and our communities. We invite you to join us for a special evening of collaboration, creativity and community – all in recognition of how we are focusing our efforts on better health solutions.

Celebration of Health

Inaugural Celebration of Health

Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Circle the City

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 
El Chorro
5550 E. Lincoln Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
5:30-8 p.m. 

The event is sold out. Please email CHSevents@asu.edu with questions.

Join us in our mission to reimagine health

This inaugural event for the College of Health Solutions will be a fun and meaningful evening featuring keynote speaker six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and inspiring stories from students and alumni. Health leaders from across the Valley will be recognized for their impact with an awards ceremony. Our interactive showcase will include exhibits and entertainment, giving you the opportunity to experience the latest in health research and discovery. Dinner and drinks will be served.

Your ticket or sponsorship helps us support the next generation of health professionals, students who want to change health for the better and improve lives.  


Sponsorships will exclusively support students through the College of Health Solutions Scholarship Fund. Support from the following sponsors directly benefits the next generation of health professionals. 

Changemaker Sponsors:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Circle the City

Visionary Sponsors:

  • Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Dairy Council of Arizona

Advocate Sponsors:

  • Bandera Healthcare
  • Bragg Live Products
  • Community Bridges, Inc.
  • Novum Behavioral Health
  • Terros Health
  • Valle del Sol
  • Valleywise Health

Table sponsors:

  • ASU Foundation
  • Dean Deborah Helitzer and Dr. David Sklar
  • Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Dr. Anthony Will and Kristen Will, PhD

Become a sponsor

Sponsorships will exclusively and directly support students through the College of Health Solutions Scholarship Fund. Multiple sponsorships are available at different levels. 

For event sponsorship information, please contact Paola Gale at paola.gale@asufoundation.org or 602-705-6474. 

Keynote speaker: Amy Van Dyken-Rouen


Amy Van Dkyen portrait photo with blurred background

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is a six-time Olympic gold medalist and former competitive swimmer. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Van Dyken became the first American female athlete in history to win four gold medals in a single Olympic games. 

After experiencing the height of athletic success, in June of 2014, Van Dyken was injured in an ATV accident and severed her spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Although she endured a difficult period of rehabilitation, she stayed positive and fought through the hardships, inspiring others to stay strong and accomplish their goals.

Since her retirement from competitive swimming, Van Dyken has been a disc jockey on a sports radio show in Arizona, served as the side-line reporter for the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos football teams, and even performed in the award-winning stage play The Vagina Monologues.

Join us at Celebration of Health where Amy will share her story of competing on the world stage and how she developed the "will to win" through perseverance. 


About us: Health innovation at work

Founded in 2012, the College of Health Solutions at ASU is the only health college of its kind, which is what you would expect from the most innovative university in the nation. We bring together researchers, faculty, students and community partners from a variety of disciplines to translate scientific research and discovery into practical solutions that make a difference. Our undergraduate and graduate students gain the knowledge and insight necessary to help solve our greatest health challenges – improving the health care system, increasing access to care and enhancing the health of individuals and populations.


Contact CHSevents@asu.edu