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Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:09 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

For $40, Tucson families and caregivers dealing with cancer can get a round-trip bus ride, ticket to see the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury, a drawstring bag and a special welcome on Sunday, Aug. 8.

The day trip is a rally of support for individuals facing cancer, and for their loved ones, caregivers and supporters, according to a release from the Academy for Cancer Wellness.

The Mercury play the Indiana Fever that Sunday afternoon at US Airways Center. The bus has a noon Aug. 8 pickup at Sam Levitz Furniture on Orange Grove and Thornydale in the Northwest.

The game ticket is a lower-level seat with a face value of $45. Guests receive a Phoenix Mercury championship jersey-style drawstring bag, entry to a guest-speaker series and a special welcome for ACW members and friends on the message board.

A select number of people are chosen to participate in the Mercury’s high-five tunnel and ball exchange. The ticket price also includes a small donation to ACW’s Underinsured Cancer Patients’ Endowment Fund, a release said.

Sue Darling, University of Arizona assistant basketball coach, is once again riding the bus and attending the game. Air-conditioned Mountain View tour buses with restroom facilities are being used. Ticketholders should check in by 11:30 a.m. There are refreshments on the bus.

Tickets must be purchased by this Friday, July 30. They can be secured at www.cancerhealth.org, or by check to Academy for Cancer Wellness, Inc. 6616 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 120, Tucson, 85710 before July 30.

Academy for Cancer Wellness, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1995 by Alice F. Chang, along with John J. Welker and his wife, the late Gertrud Welker. Its purpose is to provide support for cancer wellness — for cancer survivors and for their family and friends.

For more information, contact 520-722-4581 or visit www.cancerhealth.org.

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