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Valleywise Health Foundation Hosts A Night In the Valley Celebrating All things Arizona and the Valley’s Community and Healthcare Heroes

Presented by iTether Technologies, the outdoor ‘Southwestern-chic’ live music event features country superstar Clay Walker with special guests, Esteban, and Arizona’s own Nashville-recording artist Tyler Dial

PHOENIX – October 1, 2021

A Night in the Valley, Valleywise Health Foundation’s largest annual philanthropic event, returns outdoors and in person October 16, 2021, at The Farm at South Mountain.

The second annual event, replacing the longtime black-tie CopaBall gala, will celebrate all things Arizona, the Valley’s frontline healthcare heroes and the community’s record commitment to go ALL IN for Valleywise Health.

“We’re delighted to honor the generous organizations and community members who have stepped up and made a record-breaking impact over the past two years,” said Valleywise Health Foundation CEO, Nate Lowrie. “We’re especially thrilled to present Kitchell and the Sam and Betty Kitchell Family the 2021 Arizona Legacy Award for their legacy of service and dedication to Arizona. During the past 18 months, during a global pandemic, many gained a new understanding of the critical role our public teaching health system plays, not just on community health and wellness, but also as an economic driver making Arizona a world-class city for business and quality of life.”

Headlining the event is country hitmaker Clay Walker with special guests Arizona’s homegrown Nashville recording artist, Tyler Dial, celebrity chef Mark Tarbell, and classical Spanish guitarist, Esteban.

iTether Technologies, Inc., is the presenting sponsor for this year’s celebration. The digital care technology company connects individuals to their care team to improve outcomes and increase wellness through its mobile platform.

“iTether is privileged to sponsor the inaugural ‘A Night in the Valley’ live music event to celebrate the incredible care that Valleywise Health and its healthcare heroes provide to our community,” said iTether CEO Brad Wilde. “Like Valleywise, iTether is passionate about helping people live happier, healthier lives and it is truly an honor to join Valleywise to celebrate their nearly 150 years of care to Arizona residents. Bravo Valleywise!”

Attendees will join honorary co-chairs Nita and Phil Francis and John and Nancy Hoopes in Southwestern-chic attire for a wonderful outdoor evening.

For more information about tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit

As a healthcare organization, the health and safety of our guests is our highest priority. Although our event is hosted outside, it is in a large group setting and with the rate of COVID-19 disease spread still substantial within Maricopa County, masks will be strongly encouraged while not eating or drinking.

Vaccination is encouraged for all who are eligible as we know this is the most proven way to reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization for COVID-19. CDC guidelines will be followed.


About Valleywise Health Foundation

Valleywise Health Foundation is the Phoenix-based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing financial support for critical patient and program needs at Arizona’s public teaching health system, Valleywise Health. Key funding areas include, burn survivorship care, innovative behavioral health programs, and teaching tomorrow’s health care professionals. The Valleywise Health mission is to provide exceptional care, without exception, every patient, every time – regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. More than 65 percent of Valleywise Health’s patients are financially vulnerable.

About Valleywise Health

Located in Phoenix, Arizona and named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by IBM Watson Health in 2020, Valleywise Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health System) has a proud tradition of being the public safety net health care system with a mission and commitment to serving the underserved. Valleywise Health consists of Valleywise Health Medical Center, Arizona’s only public teaching hospital, the only trauma center in Maricopa County verified by the American College of Surgeons to treat both adults and children, and Arizona’s only nationally verified Burn Center serving the entire Southwestern United States. Other services include the McDowell Healthcare Center, the largest provider of HIV primary care in Arizona, the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic, three behavioral health centers, and a network of 11 community health centers located throughout Maricopa County. To learn more, please visit

About iTether Technologies, Inc.

iTether Technologies, Inc., provides HIPAA compliant digital care technology that is customizable and scalable, connecting individuals to their care team to improve outcomes and increase wellness. iTether’s engagement platform integrates with current clinical or community supervision workflows, and is applicable to any outpatient, behavioral, physical health or criminal justice treatment plan.

About Clay Walker

Texas-native Clay Walker has built a storied career blending country’s timeless themes with music-of-the-moment timeliness. The legendary recording artist, songwriter and entertainer, boasts four platinum albums, more than 39 charted singles and 11 number 1s. In July 2021, Walker released Texas to Tennessee, his 12th studio album. The lead-off single, “Need a Bar Sometimes,” was released in August 2020 and climbed the Billboard Country Airplay charts. Clay’s most well-known titles include “Live Until I Die,” “Dreaming With My Eyes Open,” “This Woman And This Man,” “Hypnotize The Moon,” “Rumor Has It,” “Then What,” “The Chain Of Love,” “I Can’t Sleep” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.” Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent. His work ethic combined with God-given talent have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past two decades. In 1996, Walker was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis when he was just 26 years old. After his diagnosis, Walker discovered a passion for helping those with chronic illness and worked hard to raise funds for many nonprofit organizations including Band Against MS, which he founded. His 76-song compilation album – Clay Walker, The Complete Albums 1993 – 2002, includes chart-topping single, “If I Could Make A Living,” which just celebrated its 25th anniversary of reaching peak airplay. In 2020, Walker’s robust touring schedule encompassed 80 shows to enthusiastic audiences. Visit to learn more.

About Tyler Dial

Born and raised in Phoenix, Tyler Dial began his career in Austin, Texas where he was discovered on 6th Street and consequently opened for artists like Jake Owen, Cody Johnson, Cole Swindell, Morgan Wallen and more. Dial has recently been featured on Spotify’s “New Boots” and “Wild Country” playlists and on Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists to Watch.” He is set to release his first full-length record, after writing in Nashville full-time for more than three years. The project reflects Tyler’s experiences of finding his footing in Nashville while staying true to his Southwestern and Texan roots.

About Esteban

Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVDs, and has had first-time music history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist. With more than 1 million of his guitars and lessons in homes across the U.S., he has just begun to fulfill his dream of every American household playing music, together. Esteban is a huge supporter of veterans and is actively involved in raising awareness through the power of music. His concerts are memorable moments of the heart, and whether he performs solo or with his band, the reviews are sensational and the experiences exceptional. Esteban studied with Master Andres Segovia who dedicated this quote, “To Esteban…who loves the guitar, and the guitar loves him, an artist.”

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