Hello Conquerors!

It is beautiful outdoors and a great time to join the GetFit team for a workout, Meander Mindfully with Dawn, or participate in a Second Sunday Hike with Deb. Our Get Active leaders are constantly thinking of new ways to get us moving and keep things fresh. We are lucky to have them! It’s also a wonderful time to visit the TCC garden where things are flourishing with our warmer weather.

February brought us an exciting social event with family and friends at Barrio Bar and Grill . The owners, Tauna and Dennis Arnold, and their staff generously provided a beautiful private venue with brewery tours and samplings of their famous brews. It was wonderful to meet so many family and friends who support our members and the TCC mission. It is all about creating community! Congratulations to Carole Wymer for winning the Cats basketball ticket raffle, and thank you to Arlene for serving as organizer and bouncer for our event!

With the exception of a few final photos, our new pamphlet is just about ready to print. Marlyne and Ginny have graciously agreed to spearhead pamphlet distribution and will be looking for volunteers. This informational brochure is a wonderful way for us to reach out to those who may need our help. We are very excited to get it off the press.

We have decided it would be good to add a little tidbit about the Board in each newsletter, so here is this month's item:

TCC has a “working board” that puts careful consideration and many hours into assuring that our activities reflect the needs and suggestions of our membership. The board is responsible for the fiscal health of our organization which is a legal duty that we take very seriously. We have systems in place to assure that we are good stewards of donor money and that our funding is wholly reinvested into programming that directly benefits our members. To wrap up our Fiscal year, in June we will once again host our Cancer Conqueror Annual Report Event, highlighting the years activities, reviewing financials, and acknowledging our donors.

Be sure to check the TCC Calendar on our website for details about the many fun activities we have planned.

Hope to see you all soon,

The Tucson Cancer Conquerors Board

P.S. - Remember to invite your friends and family to Like the Tucson Cancer Conquerors Facebook page – our goal is to reach 500 followers this year!


Upcoming TCC Events

NEW! Click on any event title to go to the TCC Calendar listing for more information. 

If you have not been receiving EVITES sent for some events, and if you want to receive them, please send your preferred email address to info@tucsoncancerconquerors.org.

March Events

• March 1st, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Brandi Fenton Park Visitor's Center: Monthly Birthday Dinner - It’s Pizza and Salad night with SkyLee and the Aveda girls joining us to provide relaxing neck, shoulder, and hand massages. This is a great time to check us out! Please RSVP to the EVITE if you plan to attend.

• March 2nd, Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Sabino Canyon: TCC Mindful Meandering - Join us for a Mindful Meandering with Dawn. This is a slow paced meditative walk.

"Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none."  ~Albert Einstein

• March 5th, Saturday, 7:15 AM, Pima Community College West Campus: American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer - Join us to walk with Team Karen and John’s Bridge Builders in memory of Karen O’Brien and to honor her husband John. See the TCC Calendar listing for registration details. 

NOTE: There will be informal GetFit class at Brandi Fenton for those not attending the Climb. Coffee Café will not be held, but please find a place for coffee afterwards!

• March 6th, Sunday, 6:00 AM, University of Arizona Mall: Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure - A Tucson Cancer Conquerors team has been set up online for those who want to participate. To learn more about the event, donate or register, please click here to go to the event website. Speak to Arlene Kutoroff if you have any questions.

• March 13th, Sunday, 8:00 AM: TCC Second Sunday Hike - Join us for a great Sunday morning hike! This month we'll be hiking on the King Canyon and Gould Mine trails, with a stop part way through to check out the petroglyphs. Check the TCC Calendar Event for directions to the trail head.

• March 16th, Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Tohono Chul Park: TCC Mindful Meandering - Join us for a Mindful Meandering with Dawn. This is a slow paced meditative walk.

• March 18th, Friday, 12:00 Noon, La Paloma Country Club: TCC Monthly Luncheon - Please RSVP to this event EVITE if you plan to attend.

• March 26th, Saturday, 8:00 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: TCC Photo Shoot - Professional photographer Marion Kaufer will be joining our GetFit workout to take photos for our new pamphlet. We encourage ALL our members to come to the park to participate in the photo shoot, and join us for Coffee Café afterwards. Please wear black bottoms and your TCC black tanks or our new grey T-shirts. If you don’t have one, please talk to the fitness team. We want everyone included!

• March 30th, Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Marriott University Park at Main Gate: Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar on Humanism in Medicine - This year's Keynote will be "A Funny Thing Happened On My Way to Chemotherapy", a one act play about one man's experience with cancer.

Next Month and Beyond...Save the dates!

• April 15th - 17th, Friday through Sunday: TCC Annual RetreatThe TCC Annual Retreat to Laughlin, Nevada is full; however we do have a waiting list! If you are interested in getting on the wait list, please email your contact information to info@tucsoncancerconquerors.org. For those already registered, watch for emails with information about the retreat activities and meal choices.

• May 14th, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: TCC Educational Event - Just in time for summer, Dermatologist Scott Sheftel MD will give us tips for healthy skin and show us how to protect ourselves from our beautiful, but intense, Tucson sunshine.


TCC GetFit Class News

GetFit class is the TCC exercise program focused on functional fitness - strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. Anyone at any fitness level can do this! GetFit classes are held at Brandi Fenton Park Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM and Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM.

For those looking for a little less strenuous activity, we also have an informal group of members who stretch and warm-up with the exercise class, then take a walk around Brandi Fenton Park.

Your fitness team has fun activities headed your way to keep those muscles guessing what’s next. The weather is beautiful now so join us! As we approach summer, watch for our upcoming field trips as we look for creative ways to beat the heat.


TCC Garden News

We have bountiful, beautiful winter greens just waiting to be picked. Join us for "U-Picks" on Saturday mornings after the TCC Coffee Café from 9:30 AM to 10:00AM

This month, while we are still harvesting winter vegetables, we will begin to clear out some of the winter garden to make room for  summer veggies and we will begin planting our tomatoes and peppers by mid-March. If you're interested in helping out more with the garden, please email Master Gardener Dawn.


TCC Coffee Café

Even if you don't come for exercise class, please join us at the TCC Coffee Café to share a snack, socialize and hear about all our upcoming activities! The Coffee Café happens after every Saturday morning right after exercise class at the Brandi Fenton Park Visitor's Center.

Please consider signing up to bring Coffee Café snacks one Saturday this year. You can always partner with another member to make it easier, and you can be sure we will appreciate whatever snacks you bring! Speak to Jenny Waters for more information.


TCC Resource Room

Our new books are in!  We have enhanced our selection to include materials on healthful living beyond cancer treatment --nutrition, fitness, and emotional and social well-being.  Just a few of these new additions to the Resource Room lending library are:

  The Mindfulness Solution (Ronald D. Siegel)
  The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen (Rebecca Katz)
  Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature (Kathleen Dean Moore)
  And in Health: A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together (Dan Shapiro)
  Being Mortal (Atul Gawande)
  The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)

Come in to browse, enjoy, or check out our library, brochures, Member Resource Directory, and information about community support services and events of interest. The Resource Room is open during GetFit classes on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings and during the Saturday morning Coffee Café.


Other Important Information

TCC MERCHANDISE - New TCC merchandise has arrived and is available for purchase at the Brandi Fenton Park Visitor's Center after any Tuesday evening class or Saturday morning during Coffee Café. 


TCC AMAZONSMILE FUNDRAISING - Remember, when you shop through AmazonSmile with Tucson Cancer Conquerors as your charity of choice, TCC will receive a donation of 0.5% of everything you purchase. Just click here to go to AmazonSmile to log in or register.


TCC GIFT DONATIONSYou can now celebrate special occasions by making a donation to Tucson Cancer Conquerors in the name of a friend or loved one! Your honoree will receive a personalized Tucson Cancer Conquerors acknowledgement card plus you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. If you prefer that your donation remains anonymous, please let us know. Visit the Make A Donation page on our website, or email Annie O'Connor if you have questions. 



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