Keeping a Legacy in Motion
This story is shared in memory of Roger Mulhollen. May his legacy live on for generations.
This impact story was featured in the Summer 2019 edition of GenerousLiving, a quarterly publication from Sun Health Foundation.
At 90 years young, Audrey Mulhollen takes weekly line dancing classes in her active adult community at Royal Oaks. She also practices chair yoga and qi gong and maintains a busy social and travel schedule. Amsterdam, Budapest, Russia, Canada, and various parts of the U.S. have been just some of her journeys. She travels each year to Wisconsin to see her granddaughter and two great grandsons. In between her travels, she socializes with friends.
How has she stayed so active? Her zest for life, love of exercise and world-class orthopedic care close to home keep her moving.
She and her husband Roger moved to Sun City West from Wisconsin in 1988. Roger, a lawyer and executive with multinational manufacturer SC Johnson & Son, passed away in September 2010.
Audrey recalls he was interested in anything to do with health and innovation.
“We started our charitable giving shortly after we moved to Arizona,” Audrey says. That is when they began what has become a legacy of giving spanning three decades to Sun Health Foundation.
“Roger liked to support Sun Health Foundation, so that’s what I continue to do.” Her contributions support priorities in the Generosity for Generations Campaign that include spine health and orthopedics.
Thanks to the Mulhollens’ generosity, multiple generations of patients have access to superior care.
Both Roger and Audrey experienced the benefits from the patient perspective, as well. Roger had both hips replaced and Audrey underwent two knee replacement surgeries after suffering years of wear and tear from tennis, golf, hiking and more.
The surgeries were performed at the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, a partnership between Banner Health and The CORE Institute®.
Mark Campbell, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is dual-fellowship trained in complex foot and ankle surgery as well as knee surgery, performed both of Audrey’s operations.
She sings Dr. Campbell’s praises. “My knees were bone-on-bone,” she said. “Dr. Campbell is the reason I can line dance.”
Audrey’s adventures would not be possible without the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics at Banner Del E. Webb. Likewise, the hospital would not be able to provide superior care without the support of donors like Audrey who are making a meaningful difference – now and for future generations.