After minting your muerto please allow 5-10 minutes for you NFT to arrive in your wallet, the trip from the afterlife can take a bit.

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Welcome to Viva Muertos!

Viva Muertos is Valleywise Health Foundation’s first-ever digital art fundraiser featuring an NFT drop on Nov. 2, 2021 benefitting Valleywise Health.

Viva Muertos will feature hand-drawn artwork from local Phoenix artist Lalo Cota and honor Dia de los Muertos,

The Valleywise Health Foundation NFT drop in collaboration with Lalo Cota will consist of 10,000 hand-drawn unique pieces. Everyone who donates .035 ETH ($150 as of November 1st), will receive an original Muerto NFT!

The purpose behind this project is to connect the culture of the community with arts, technology and philanthropy.

Proceeds will support Valleywise Health Family Learning Centers across the Phoenix metro area.

Read the FAQs below for more details about the project!

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Project Roadmap

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Build the Viva Muertos Community on Discord to provide updates, communication, and more. Create awareness for Valleywise Health Foundation's mission and Lalo Cota's artwork. Stay tuned for an interview with the artist himself.


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Prepare for the Viva Muertos drop by having ETH in your non-custodial wallet. (Resources for getting set up with a wallet can be found in our discord). As soon as the first NFT is minted, Valleywise will begin to receive funds. Each minted NFT will benefit Valleywise Health Foundation and Lalo Cota.


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Starting on Dia de los Muertos at 12 p.m. MST (3 p.m. ET), make a donation to Valleywise Health Foundation and receive one of 10,000 unique Muertos here on Share your hand-drawn NFT on social media using the hashtags #VivaMuertos and #MiMuerto. Help us build awareness by supporting community health, local art, and an essential part of our culture -- Dia de los Muertos. When we raise the dead, anything is possible!


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Viva Muertos is Valleywise Health Foundation’s first-ever NFT drop that will launch Nov. 2, 2021. This innovative fundraiser connects Phoenix’s large Hispanic culture with the arts, technology and philanthropy. The collection features 10,000 unique, Dia De Los Muertos-inspired characters known as “Muertos.” Each Muerto was programmatically constructed from hand-drawn art by Phoenix artist, Lalo Cota. Viva Muertos will honor Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday where families celebrate the souls of their deceased loved ones.

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. The Foundation provides philanthropy fueling the mission of Valleywise Health – 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. Key funding areas include, burn survivorship and care, innovative behavioral health programs, teaching tomorrow's health care professionals, and caring for the Valley’s community through refugee programs and family learning centers.

Lalo Cota is a self-taught Phoenix artist who moved to Arizona in 1984. As a Southwestern native, Cota draws his inspiration from Mexican folk art and Chicano low-rider culture. He is known for his vibrant, muerto-inspired murals that decorate Phoenix’s cityscape. Viva Muertos will be Cota’s first NFT drop.

For every 0.035 ETH donated to Valleywise Health Foundation, you will receive a unique Muerto NFT as a gift. Each NFT has a tax deductible value of $95.

Valleywise Health Foundation will receive 95% of the donation from each Viva Muertos NFT minted.

Friday, September 17 Valleywise Health Foundation’s Emerging Leaders mentees participated in shark-tank style competition, the Emerging Leaders Exhibition. Mentees from the six cohorts presented their Community Engagement Project aimed at millennial donors. Viva Muertos was the winning project selected.