Good friends, great food and good times were the order of the day as more than 300 gathered to raise more than $30,000 to promote children’s health. Sponsored by Dr. Peter Tibi and Yavapai Cardiac Surgery, the 6th Annual Crawfest was held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Holiday Gardens Courtyard in downtown Prescott.

Tibi, together with his friend and co-worker, Mississippi-born Jared Head, served up a spicy Cajun menu of crawfish, jambalaya, outrageous desserts and refreshing libations. Mixed with the fabulous sounds of Mother Road Trio and the Alter Ego Band, you felt like you were in The Big Easy.

“We couldn’t do this alone. We had great support from our many friends and our corporate sponsors,” said Tibi. Crawfest event sponsors included: Air Methods/Native Air; Boyle, Pecharich, Cline, Whittington & Stallings, P.L.L.C.; Northern Arizona Hospitalists; Prescott Anesthesia Associates P.L.L.C.; Voya Financial; Wells Fargo; Wells Fargo Securities and Yavapai Pathology Associates.

Funds raised benefit Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC) “Partners for Healthy Students” program. Founded in 1999, Partners for Healthy Students provides primary, preventive, vision, and other healthcare services to school children and their siblings throughout YRMC’s service area. Services are provided at no cost to those with little or no insurance or the ability to pay.

“The impact of our program touches our entire community. We keep children healthy and in the classroom attentive and learning. We keep moms and dads at work. And in the end, healthy, loving families and a reliable workforce are two vital components of strong and vibrant communities,” said Program Director, Amy Negovan.

To learn more about YRMC’s Partners for Healthy Students program, contact the YRMC Foundation by calling (928) 771–5169.