Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs Your Help

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52ef/1247698583-thompson_photos_006.jpgBig Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson would like to do a historical tribute about its founder, Dr. Hugh C. Thompson, Jr. They are requesting help in order to do this. Please see the request below from Genie Gekas Patterson, director of major and annual gifts.

For more than 45 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served thousands of children in the Tucson community through one-on-one youth mentoring. This achievement would not be possible without the vision and dedication of one man, Dr. Hugh C. Thompson Jr. (Jan. 3, 1906-Dec. 7, 1992).

Dr. Thompson was the founder of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson in 1963. Dr. Thompson was a local pediatrician at the Tucson Clinic and an associate professor at the University of Arizona Allergy and Pediatrics Department.

We need your help in gathering information regarding Dr. Hugh C. Thompson, Jr. If you are a friend, a previous Little Brother, former patient, former student, former staff member, or know anyone whose life he’s touched, we would appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible. Any information or stories you can share with us will assist us in properly giving tribute to this philanthropic man and his family.

Please contact Genie Gekas at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson: 624-2447, ext. 104, or

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