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Desert Vista hosted a "Dig Pink" volleyball game against Mountain Pointe High School for breast cancer awareness in Desert Vista High School in Phoenix on October 24, 2013.
Desert Vista supporters wear pink for the breast cancer awareness game in Desert Vista High School in Phoenix on October 24, 2013.
If only cancer research was so efficient, well-rounded and exacting then families throughout the world wouldn’t be devastated as they are way too often these days.
The event seemingly gets bigger every year. And rightfully so, but the Dig Pink event, and the cause behind it, can never do enough.
The risk of carrying a BRCA gene mutation that causes breast and ovarian cancer is ten times greater among women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent than among the general population. With growing concern over what preventive measures Jewish women should take, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) in Chandler Arizona is organizing a community awareness workshop on how Jewish law views this modern day medical dilemma.
Whoever said a rivalry between two high school football teams isn’t as strong compared to the majors clearly has never attended an Ahwatukee Bowl.
Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona (Komen CAN Arizona) is accepting applications from Arizona nonprofit organizations for its annual Community Grants Program. The grants are one-year awards for community projects that provide education, community outreach and survivorship support; screening and diagnostic services; and/or treatment services to the medically under served, uninsured or under insured. Applications for the 2014-2015 cycle are due by Nov. 1.
Mountain Pointe outfielder Jake Alexander helped Team Arizona to the Jr. Sunbelt Classic title in Oklahoma as the team went 9-1, including a 5-2 win over Colorado in the title game.
"It’s been 10 years, now,” the strong voice said on the phone. Mari Justin is a breast cancer survivor. She, along with hundreds of thousands of breast cancer veterans have faced the demons and now crusade alongside those who are fresh on the battlefield.
Among the leading health issues, most people automatically think of breast cancer as the No. 1 killer for women.
It was the early summer of 2008 when Curtis Gruninger first thought of the idea to photograph thousands of cleavages adorned by pink ribbon necklaces for breast cancer awareness and charity.
Fred Mann had two ways to go Thursday night.
The numbers, which probably should be written in pink these days, are staggering but they are being helped out by a bunch of young women hitting and digging around the nation.
The Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista programs not only compete in volleyball but in fundraising for breast cancer awareness as well for the Dig Pink event.
All month, Advanced Auto Service will be “Thinking Pink” to raise both funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Donations raised in stores, by associates, as well as donations made direct to Team Advanced Thinks Pink will assist the American Cancer Society.
The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona is having its Learning, Loving and Living with Cancer Luncheon this month.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced nominees for the 2012 Palo Verde Business Woman of the Year and the 10 women are well known in the community for not only their business but their service.
Women across the Valley can “streak for a good cause” with a splash of pink hair when they make a $10 donation to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Brillare Hairdressing Academy through Oct. 31.
Did you know that every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer? Do you think breast cancer affects women only? Think again. Men are not exempt from breast cancer. Many breast cancers are fueled by estrogen, a hormone produced in fat tissue. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), both men and women are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance.
Thousands of local breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members will walk together as a unified force to end breast cancer.
Playing her part in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ahwatukee Foothills studio salon owner April Harper is donating 10 percent of her revenue to a fundraiser benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The annual Dig Pink volleyball game between Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe girls volleyball teams will be on Oct. 25 at Desert Vista.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident and photographer Everardo Keeme was chosen to do a photo shoot for the Arizona Young Breast Cancer Survivor Support Initiative recently through a cooperative agreement between John C. Lincoln Health Network and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This initiative will change how Arizona supports young women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. This initiative will also increase awareness among the medical community and the general public. Keeme’s photos will be featured on a website that has been created as a result of this funding. The Arizona Breast Cancer Resource guide (azbreastcancer.org) has been developed to help women diagnosed with breast cancer, their families, caregivers, and medical professionals more easily access those resources available to help navigate the journey through breast cancer. This website will help ease the burden of searching for competent assistance and services that are needed most during this frightening and uncertain time. More information can be found on the website, azbreastcancer.org, or by email, azbreastcancer@JCL.com.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Mark Moushey saw a lack of male participation when he was first learning about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. He took it upon himself to change that and bring awareness, and raise funds for the organization that does so much for those affected by breast cancer.
It's no longer a cash game.