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.

Monthly Educational Support Series: Genetics of Cancer-Hereditary Cancer and Cancer Risk Assessment

June 7, 2017

Presented by: Cassie Garcia, MS, Certified Genetics Counselor, University of Arizona Cancer Center

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  1. Review the difference between sporadic, familial, and hereditary cancer.
  2. Summarize cancer risks and medical management for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome and Lynch syndrome.
  3. Discuss the benefits and limitations of genetic testing. 

CNE Information: 1.0 Contact Hours 

Relay for Life--White Mountains (Pinetop-Lakeside)

June 23, 2017

Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do we.

Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.

Climb to Conquer Cancer (Flagstaff)

August 19, 2017

Join us to climb 7 miles closer to a cure as we come together to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.

Your participation allows the American Cancer Society to help people facing cancer today and find cures to end the disease tomorrow. Through sponsorship, and the fundraising efforts of our participants, we will finish the fight against cancer.

Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit

September 9, 2017

Join us for a day of well-being and healing at our 3rd annual Beyond Cancer event. The theme of this year's event is Finding Spirit. It is a special day focused on finding spirit and reclaiming your life after cancer treatment is over. Survivors, friends, family, caregivers, and the Tucson community are all invited to discover a wide variety of resources, therapies and activities that promote healthy living and long-term wellbeing. Enjoy a keynote presentation from Miguel Flores Jr., LISAC, CSOTS, CEO/President of Holistic Wellness Counseling and Consultant Services.

Light the Night- Greater Phoenix Walk

November 11, 2017

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it's all happening now. Not someday, but today. Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of our mission.