Skip to content

Retrotel Proud to Support Local Pediatric Nursing Scholarship Fundraiser

event-compositeWe’re not sure if there were more strikes or gutter balls, but we are positive there were smiles all around. Five Retrotel employees and their families participated in a laser bowling fundraiser on Sunday, June 12, 2011, to benefit the Olivia Grace Armand Foundation. The foundation was formed to honor the memory of Olivia Armand, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 5 after battling a rare metabolic disorder known as I-Cell. Her younger brother Mikey is also living with this rare disorder. The foundation awards scholarships to nursing students who are pursuing a specialty in pediatrics.

Organized by the Moms Club of La Quinta/Indio, the event raised $4641 which will be awarded in scholarships to local Coachella Valley nursing students specializing in pediatrics. Trish Armand, mother of Olivia and Mikey, tearfully spoke about how grateful she was to everyone in attendance and gave an update on her two children and the struggles they’ve endured in their battles with I-Cell. Her hope is that her son Mikey will be able to attend the 2012 fundraiser.