Community Education Events

In addition to the events listed here, The University of Arizona Cancer Center offers free monthly information sessions for community members. See their Monthly Open House Informational Sessions webpage for more information.

Kiss Me I'm Irish Kilt Run (Glendale)

March 17, 2017

You won’t want to miss the Friday night “Kilt Run” produced in partnership with American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

It’s just a short warm up run – just one kilometer. Come and help us break the World Record for number of runners in kilts while raising funds to support the American Cancer Society! You can bring your own kilt or wear the one we give you. Tell your friends – we need almost 1800 runners wearing kilts to bring the world record to Glendale Arizona. (It’s currently held by Perth, Ontario, Canada.)

Lung Force Expo (Phoenix)

March 25, 2017

The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer and COPD.

Speakers from a variety of fields will present current medical information on topics that have the most impact on those whose lives are touched by these conditions, as well as provide up-to-date medical information for healthcare professionals to help support patients.

By participating in the LUNG FORCE Expo you are helping change what it means to live with lung disease.

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run--Tucson

March 25, 2017

Enjoy post-run refreshments, tech shirts for all participants, and marathon quality medals for age group winners. Awards for the Most Creative Team, Largest Team, Top Individual and Top Team Fundraisers, will be given at the event. The day includes the opportunity to honor survivors and remember those lost to colon cancer.


Through March 22 at midnight
Adult: $25
Youth (12 and under): $12
Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under): $12

2017 Phoenix Kidney Walk

March 26, 2017

The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating.

It’s infectious. It’s exhilarating.

That’s because the Kidney Walk is not about kidney disease. It’s about people with kidney disease coming together, united in one cause: to celebrate life and each other.

Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.

Relay for Life- Cholla High School (Tucson)

March 31, 2017

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer. Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for Awareness (Phoenix)

April 1, 2017

**Walk Registration includes an all-day pass to the zoo!**  Walker/Runners & Students who register by March 10th are guaranteed an event T-shirt! Those who register after March 10th will receive t-shirts on a first come, first served basis. We have special event t-shirts available for all registered Oral Cancer Survivors! Unfortunately, t-shirts will not be available for children 10 and under.


Purplestride Phoenix

April 1, 2017

Join us for PurpleStride Phoenix to help us make strides against pancreatic cancer at our family-friendly walk. Enjoy a day filled with children's activities, music, refreshments, our ShopPurple store, and more!