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Posted: Friday, June 18, 2010 6:30 pm

June blood donors get a pint of ice cream

United Blood Services will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in the training room at Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living, 4621 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 160.

All June blood donors will receive a voucher for a free pint of ice cream, courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries.

To make an appointment, call 1-877-448-GIVE (4483) or visit (click on "Donate Blood" and enter your Zip Code).

Eagle Golf's Drive Against Cancer Golf Tournament

Eagle Golf's Drive Against Cancer Golf Tournament will take place Tuesday, June 22, at the Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive.

The event is a two-person net scramble that will begin promptly at 8 a.m. The price per player is just $59, with half going directly to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Each player will receive a Nike goodie bag containing a dozen Nike balls and a Nike glove. Winners of the event will win Nike Machspeed Irons, second place will win Nike Machspeed Drivers and third place will win Nike Machspeed Fairway woods. National prizes include a trip to Pinehurst, Land's End Resort and Reynolds Plantation Ritz-Carlton.

Last year Eagle Golf donated $211,000 to the Livestrong Foundation and made a commitment to double the donation for 2010. By participating in this event, community members will be part of an attempt to break the record for the Worlds Largest One-Day Shotgun Tournament. The current record is 1,019 players.

For more information or to sign up, call (480) 460-4653.

Team Thrivr raising money for Susan G. Komen 3-day

A Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure Breast Cancer fundraiser will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Florencia Pizza Bistro, 3646 E. Ray Road, Suite 20. The event will feature Florencia's gourmet pizza and salad, wine tasting by Cline Cellars, silent auction, raffle and fight-like-a-girl gear. A representative from Susan G. Komen will also be on hand to provide information about breast cancer and breast cancer prevention. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the cure three-day breast cancer walk.

Jen Hoffmann, founder of Team Thrivr, lost her battle with breast cancer last year at the age of 37, and her husband Greg is continuing with her quest for a cure and now is captain of the team. The team of Ahwatukee Foothills residents will walk 60 miles in three days. Last year the team raised more than $90,000, and this year's goal is $125,000.

For more information, e-mail Marisa at

Teen cancer survivors exhibit art showcase

The "Great Expectations and Dreams: Arizona Youth Speak Up For Our Eyes" exhibition will showcase art selections designed by Center for Cancer and Blood Disorder patients. Eight teens have been selected to showcase their creative designs through The Art Project at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

One-of-a-kind art creations from the art project will be on display through Aug. 30 at Arizona State University Downtown, University Center Building, Main Lobby, 411 N. Central Ave. Viewing hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. An artist reception and free public event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.

Visit for more information on the Art Project or to purchase art.

For more information, contact Elaine Falkner at (602) 546-2659.

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