Deravia & Our CommunityGiving Back
Our founder, Debi Florence is thankful for everyone who has supported and encouraged her along her fruitful journey. To that end, she and DERAVIA & CO. are committed to giving back to help others prosper.
Charitable and Philanthropic Work
Deravia & Co. Gives Back
Several years ago, Debi faced a watershed moment when she survived a ruptured brain aneurysm, which, by all medical accounts, should have killed her. While she had always been someone who cherished the gift of life, this near-death moment caused her to reaffirm her love of life and her desire to share all that she is and all that she has with others whether that be her business acumen or raising stroke awareness.
As she holds family time sacred so, too, does she her philanthropy work. She owes her life and is thankful and blessed for the skilled hands of her neurosurgeons Dr. Cameron McDougall with Johns Hopkins and Dr. Karam Moon with Arizona Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists, P. C. Debi is also a faithful supporter of The Joe Niekro Foundation , which is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness for the research and treatment of brain aneurysms.
Education and Funding
How Does Deravia Help?
Through several media outlets, Debi has shared her miraculous story of survival. Cox YurView Arizona featured her during one of their “ Your Health ” segments. She has become an ambassador for the Dignity Health Foundation East Valley, and she appeared on NBC Sports Radio Phoenix, with Brian Kreps, to promote Dignity Health Foundation East Valley’s fundraising event Dancing for Dignity. In fact, this year Debi is proud to have been asked to co-host the Dancing for Dignity event with Lin Sue Cooney the former Phoenix news anchor at Channel 12. This year’s Mardi Gras inspired Dancing with Dignity gala event will be held on Saturday, November 2 at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, Arizona. According to their website, ticket proceeds benefit “stroke survivors, trauma or brain tumor survivors, and now people with Parkinson’s or other neurological disorders.” To discover how you can dance your way to helping this worthy cause, check out Dignity Health Foundation East Valley Dancing with Dignity webpage for all the details.