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The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) announced that area resident Gloria Full has been awarded its Ellen Glesby Cohen Leadership Award. LFR is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and health care professionals with critical information on the disease.
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.
There are three killer insults on the body: oxidation, autoimmunity and inflammation. We need some level of inflammation to stay healthy so tissue and wounds heal from infections and injuries, however, when the inflammatory response becomes chronic problems occur. Chronic inflammation is unseen by the eye and a silent killer that accelerates aging, prevents fat loss and increases risk of disease.
Public relations companies usually promote businesses and clients, but this month Ahwatukee-based Orca Communications took time out to spread the news about one of their own in hopes of raising funds to pay for her daughter’s cancer treatments.
The employees of Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk partnered with the nonprofit organization, Devin’s Gift, to assemble shower kits for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Devin’s Gift is a 501(c)(3) that provides shower kits to Phoenix Children’s Hospital for parents with children who become suddenly ill and hospitalized. A kit includes a towel, wash cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouth wash, soap, lotion, razor, shampoo, conditioner, ChapStick and a pen and notepad so that the parents can keep notes when talking to doctors and nurses.
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.
World Wide Motion Picture is teaming up with AMC Ahwatukee 24 to bring the motion picture, “Ways to Live Forever,” an award-winning and cancer-themed family film to Ahwatukee on Friday, Oct. 18.
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a month when we can celebrate many of the advances that have been made in dealing with these complicated disorders.
Five years ago an occupational therapist was on her way back from work when her car rolled over into a ditch. She was partially ejected from her vehicle with a crushed thoracic spine, lacerated hip, broken leg and a severe head injury.
Let me guess, you want to run a marathon because it’s on your bucket list?
Making the decision to purchase or refinance a home is one of those major decisions most of us only make a few times in our life. With so many mortgage options available to you, choosing the right lender can be agonizing.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 26 percent of Americans eat vegetables three or more times a day. One of my favorite morning rituals is blending a mixture of leafy greens and vegetables for an incredibly delicious, nutrient-rich and energizing smoothie.
The Breast Cancer Society has announced a call for entries for educational scholarships to breast cancer survivors and their children. The Empower One Scholarship and Hope Scholarship programs assist those who have been affected by breast cancer with obtaining a college degree or trade certificate.
Using their talents for hilarious, family-friendly improvisational comedy, Jef and Shurlin Rawls of Mesa hope to lift spirits while lightening the load for a family in their neighborhood with an event they are calling a “FUN-draiser.”
Since her sister’s health took a drastic downturn this past February, Mountain Pointe High School teacher Donna Sampanes is organizing a blood drive at the school this weekend in an effort to help her sibling.
If your goal is to lose weight, look and feel your best and live a healthy, vibrant life, be aware of the damaging additives and synthetic chemicals in the foods you buy and eat. Seventy-five percent of the average American diet is from processed and packaged foods, which equates to approximately 10 pounds of additives eaten annually.
Old shoes could mean the world to a family going through cancer.
The final tally is in, and the third annual Indians/Reds Celebrity Golf Classic raised $21,586.40, an increase of about $7,000 over last year, according to tournament officials.
From the moment chocolate was discovered it was considered a valuable, divine and decadent treat. The first chocolate candies were invented in the 1860s by Cadbury, who was also the first to market them in a heart-shaped box for Valentine’s Day that same decade.
The 35th Annual Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo is set for March 22-24 at Cave Creek Memorial Arena, at 24th Street and Carefree Highway, with three rodeo performances featuring top-ranking Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) contestants.
Gordon Michael Garlock, predeceased by his parents, Col. Carlton and Guelda Garlock of Marysville, Calif., passed away at home on Jan. 31 in Phoenix where he had lived for 23 years He is survived by eight brothers and sisters, 13 nephews and nieces, and 16 great-nephews and nieces and his uncle, Harold Allen, who lives in Hamburg, N.Y.
Part fundraiser, part celebration, Bleachers Sports Grill, 15410 E. Mountain Parkway Plaza, is offering discounts to attendees visiting a fundraiser for a local Ahwatukee Foothills boy with kidney cancer beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the No. 1 cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. The top risk factors, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking, diabetes and obesity are poorly treated, often with toxic pharmaceutical drugs, and most patients never reach their goals. There are also more than 400 coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors and mediators now proven.
Forty nonprofit representatives recently discussed tax law amendments and education on fraud and embezzlement, which targeted private organizations in 2012, according to a BeachFleischman PC shareholder.
When Ahwatukee Foothills resident Sarah Reiter got tired of driving to Scottsdale for a chemical-free and sun-free tan she decided it was time to bring another option to Ahwatukee.