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(BPT) - “I thought cancer was like dessert - you only got one. I thought wrong,” says Jim Riswold, a two-time cancer survivor and one of the advertising geniuses responsible for some of Nike’s most iconic ads. Fourteen years ago, Riswold was told he had between two to four years to live, but because of a once-a-day pill developed by Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Jim is now sharing his story through artwork.
(BPT) - When you hear the word cancer, which cancers come to mind?
When the primaries ended in August, most candidates turned their attention to this week’s general election, but Ruben Gallego was looking farther down the road.
What started out as a joke has become an important fundraiser for the Arizona Youth Partnership. Staffers and friends of the group are preparing to run in their fifth Ragnar Overnight Team Relay Race.
(BPT) - The term smooth sailing doesn’t always apply, especially when faced with rough waters and stormy skies.
With about 100 present on Aug. 20, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual awards luncheon aimed at celebrating local business achievement.
(BPT) - One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity, according to the American Diabetes Association (Association). By maintaining a balanced diet with regular exercise, you have the ingredients needed to help live a quality life.
A Tucson family is turning tragedy into a park project that will celebrate their loved one’s deep passion for dogs.
Plans for a fall Cyclovia event have been in the works since early 2013. For the first time in the five-year history of the event, Cyclovia Tucson organizers have announced a new route for the second event of 2014, which will take place on Sunday, November 2nd. “Tucson is exceptional for walking and bicycling between the months of October and April,” says Ann Chanecka, City of Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian program Coordinator, “and we see big jumps in the number of people using these options for transportation during these months. Switching Cyclovia to a spring / fall schedule is a great way to celebrate the return of cooler weather to Tucson and encourage people to get out and give biking and walking a try.”
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs continue to make big strides in a program dedicated to the wellbeing of the nation’s disabled veterans.
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At 61 years old, the last thing Tucson resident Lynda Phillip thought she’d be doing is starting over. After all, she had already accomplished so much – from raising two children as a single mother, to playing professional basketball on the first-ever women’s team, to finishing her career in the city court system.
A cool outdoor setting, lovely hors d’oeuvres and drink, and the music of Joe Bourne and the Cream of the Crop Band highlight A Night in the Canyon, a scholarship fund-raising event presented by the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce.
A cool outdoor setting, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and the music of Joe Bourne and the Cream of the Crop Band highlight A Night in the Canyon, a scholarship fund-raising event presented by the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training has been the Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon’s benefitting charity for several years, and Ventana Medical Systems hosts the race’s start and finish line areas.
After coming from a large, informal group of dancers, the Ironwood Ridge High School Dance Team regrouped this year and became competitive where they qualified and traveled to Florida to compete in Nationals.
It’s tough to turn tragedy into something positive.
The Arizona Elks Association (AEA) established a state-wide fundraiser for the Yarnell Hill fire victims and requested that all Elks’ lodges in Arizona participate. As a result, Arizona Elks contributed $47,431 to the Yavapai College Foundation Granite Mountain Hotshots Scholarship fund. AEA President Ed Leuer and Treasurer Al Kayal presented a check to Director Paul Kirchgraber of Yavapai College Foundation at an AEA Mid-Year meeting in Tempe. Yavapai College established the scholarship fund to provide financial assistance for beneficiaries of the 19 fallen firefighters to pursue their goal of post-secondary education and training.
Two Canyon Del Oro High School students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program took it upon themselves to inform the public and their peers about the inequality between genders throughout the world.
Chairperson of the Catalina Community Special Olympics Fundraising Committee, Lisa Marie Chavez says the committee has been consistently raising money to support Special Olympics Arizona beginning at the Lariat when they raised $500. This year, the goal is $30,000.
The Fox Tucson Theatre presents a concert featuring Mandy Barnett performing a tribute to Patsy Cline and other classic American music. This event is presented by the Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center as a benefit concert to fight melanoma. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the fundraising goal for Melanoma Walk 2013, which will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 2 - 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.fightmelanomatoday.org.
The Town of Oro Valley has agreed to pay $260,000 as part of a settlement agreement in the case of Guerena v. Pima County.
Children are mom and dad’s top priority, and parents want to give them every advantage in the world to succeed. But with all the time kids spend at school, parents cannot do it alone.
Northwest Firefighters Charities will be hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Warneke family this Friday, July 19.