“Making a positive change in the life of a child or a young person is the most significant thing you can do.”
Arnie's Army Charitable Foundation's mission is to invest in the health, well-being and development of children and youth, united behind a noble and powerful cause. These values are core to the fabric of Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.
When Arnold and Winnie Palmer first toured the Orlando Regional Medical Center in the mid-1980s, the first thing Arnold said to Dr. Gregor Alexander was: “We can do better and we should do better for our children.” Almost three decades later, Palmer kept his promise by creating the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies Center, The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families and The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Arnie’s Army also feels a strong sense of duty to the environment as well as creating a strong bond between our youth and our environment and communities. Through the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, children and students alike have been afforded a tremendous opportunity to play and learn in nature for long periods of uninterrupted exploration.
Since the inception of Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation:
- Arnold Palmer’s Hospital for Children in Orlando has been nationally recognized as the “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report for 7 years running.
- The Medical center has cared for over 1 million patients.
- The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program has proudly recognized The Arnold Palmer Medical Center with the most prestigious nursing honor reserved for fewer than 400 of the 6,000 potential healthcare organizations
- Arnie’s March Against Children’s Cancer is a continuing, annual walk that has raised over $250,000 on their March, 14th 2017 walk alone.
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A progressing charitable foundation, an everlasting legacy and a LIFE WELL PLAYED.
“We believe that together, Arnie’s Army is marching toward a better tomorrow.”