Hello Conquerors!

What better way to celebrate February than with our monthly birthday dinner! Our members outdid themselves with a pot luck spread that made Chef Ken proud.  Since he is also a February baby, he graciously provided us with a delicious birthday cake, and we in turn provided his new pup Buster with some TCC swag. Looks like TCC has a new mascot. 

The TCC educational event for this quarter was a refresher course on the operation of our Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) generously donated to our organization by the Gootter Foundation. Troy from Jumpstart also reviewed how to properly perform chest compressions and gave us plenty of opportunity to refine our lifesaving skills. If you were ever hesitant about joining us for an invigorating workout, don’t worry. We’ve got your covered…

Next stop – Lunch! This month we took over the First Watch Cafe in the Williams Center. The food was great and we enjoyed the opportunity to get to know one another better. Our social committee is always in search of a venue with a private room that can accommodate our energetic crew so let us know if you have any fun ideas.

Our many programs and adventures would not be possible without the support of our community partners. This month we would like to show our heartfelt appreciation to Dr Kayla Boyer of Speedway Veterinary Hospital for her generous support of our TCC programs. Thank You Dr. Boyer!

Don’t forget to please check out our interactive calendar at www.YouCanConquer.org for upcoming events and consider supporting TCC by joining our new Membership program. We have something for everyone!

The Tucson Cancer Conquerors Board


TCC Get Social Events

Click on any event below for more detailed information on the 
TCC Calendar. And be sure to RSVP to the EVITES so we know you are coming!

• March 1st, Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Tohono Chul Park: TCC Mindful Meandering - This is a slow paced meditative walk.

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. ~Chinese Proverb

• March 4th, Saturday, 7:00 AM, PCC West Campus and A Mountain: American Cancer Society Climb to Conquer Cancer - For those going to the walk, look for Phyllis Geres in the parking lot with a TCC sign, and please wear your TCC shirt. It is not too late to just show up and walk, but click here to sign up for the TCC Team! The cost is $40 which includes an event tee-shirt.  

NOTE: There will be a regularly scheduled Get Fit class at the park for those not attending the walk.

• March 7th, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Brandi Fenton Park Visitor's Center: Birthday Pizza Dinner Celebration - Join us this month for pizza and salad, plus birthday cake of course!

• March 11th, Saturday, 9:45 AM, Felicia's Farm: TCC Garden Meeting  - Help plan and prepare the TCC garden for our summer crops!

• March 12th, Sunday, 8:00 AM, King Canyon Trail: TCC Second Sunday Hike - We'll be hiking in King Canyon in search of blooming wildflowers! 

• March 15th, Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Sabino Canyon: TCC Mindful Meandering- This is a moderate paced meditative walk covering 2 to 3 miles, usually lasting an hour and a half.

• March 17th, Friday, 12:00 Noon, Mimi's Cafe at the Tucson Mall: TCC Monthly Luncheon - Mimi's is located at 4420 North Oracle Road. Please RSVP to the Evite that will be sent out soon!


• March 18th, Saturday, 7:00 PM, TCC Convention Center: Road Runners Hockey Night This event is full. If you signed up and have paid, watch for an email with information about how to pick up your tickets, and details of where event is at Convention Center. 

Next month and beyond...

• April 22nd, Saturday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, La Paloma Resort: TMC Survive Well: Living with Cancer Symposium - We hope members will attend for as much of the day as possible. TCC will also have a display table at this event.

• May 5th to 7th, 2017, TCC Annual Retreat at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Phoenix The cost is $475 for Members and $525 for Non-Members, and payments are made in installments. If you plan to attend but have not turned in your registration form or paid your deposit, or if you have any questions, please speak to Pam or Arlene

Click here to log into the Members Area to download the retreat registration form and pay your deposit through Paypal.

• May 20th, Saturday- Ben’s Bells Give Back has been cancelled - A new date will be announced soon.


 TCC Get Active News

Get Fit classes are held at Brandi Fenton Park Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM and Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM.

Proper strength training is an important component of any fitness program, helping to build calorie burning lean muscle mass and strengthening bones at risk for osteoporosis. The beauty of strength training is you can actually use your own body weight anytime, anywhere, without the need for a gym or extra equipment. Body weight workouts are ideal for all fitness levels, mimicking real life moves and teaching your muscles to be coordinated and strong for activities of daily living. Time to Get Fit and join us at the park for Planks, Push-ups and curb step-ups. Take a quick break on a park bench with some triceps dips, and finish off with walking lunges to our Coffee Café! 

Click here to read the full article on GetHealthyU.com.

Most often, it is not the workout that gets us out of bed in the morning. It is the friendships and unspoken bonds of those counting on us to show up.

Concerned about physical limitations? Anyone can do our Get Fit Classes. Liz, Carole, and Vianca will help you with safe modifications for all of our workouts.

Our walking group continues to grow! If you can walk, you can do it. You just need to take that first step and GET MOVING. We have something for everyone so bring a friend and join the walkers at 8:00 AM every Saturday!


Get Fit Class Payments

Great news! Your quarterly $50 Get Fit fee covers your 2017 Membership* AND 2 fun exercise classes per week - we really want you to exercise!

*Details about how to pay for an annual TCC Membership or Get Fit fee can be found in the Help Support Tucson Cancer Conquerors section at the end of this newsletter.


Organic Gardening

March is a transition month in Tucson for vegetable gardening. We will be pulling out most of our winter veggies to make room to plant our summer vegetables.  But some winter vegetables, such as swiss chard can handle heat quite well and can be grown almost year round.  Swiss chard, a relative of spinach and beets, is a nutritional powerhouse -- an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber. Not sure how to prepare swiss chard? Click here for a delicious Swiss Chard Lasagna recipe.

Stop on by the garden on Saturdays after Coffee Cafe and we'll send you home with some sprigs of fresh herbs to liven up your home cooked meals. Most weeks we are also at the garden on Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 PM. If you're interested in helping out with the garden or have any gardening questions, contact Dawn at 520-975-4839 or timdawnmesser@gmail.com.



 TCC Get Support

Coffee Café, the TCC Resource Room and more!

Saturday 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

After Coffee Café announcements, we invite you to settle into the comfy furniture in the resource room while you leaf through information about community resources, or consider a book to borrow from our lending library.

Heart Humor and Healing, Ed. by Patty Wooten, RN
Book Review by Sue Gilles

This is a small bedside book, a collection of inspirational and humorous stories and quotes, none more than a very small page long. The editor is a nurse who recognizes the role that humor and a positive attitude play in healing and health. Those quoted include Albert Schweitzer, Will Rogers, George Burns, Jack Kornfield, children, and anonymous patients. Something for everyone.

CureToday Partnership

Tucson Cancer Conquerors is proud to be an Advocate Partner with CURE Magazine! Please be sure to check it out all the information at www.CureToday.com.

Caring Baskets

TCC provides personalized items to members dealing with major life changes or challenges to offer inspiration, nurturing, and support. If you know a member who could use a little extra TLC, please click here to send an email to let us know.


Help Support Tucson Cancer Conquerors!

 Purchase a TCC Membership for just $50 annually! - Click here to see all the great benefits of being a TCC MemberPlease note: If you have paid for your quarterly Get Fit classes, your membership is automaticThere is no additional fee.

There are several easy ways to pay for your Membership or Get Fit classes...

• If you are a registered user in the TCC Members Area, simply log in and click on the Pay for Membership tab make a payment through Paypal. If you're not a registered user, just click here to become one. It's a quick and easy process!

• You can also pay for a membership by going to the Support TCC page and clicking on the Paypal Donate Now button. Please be sure use the note section to let us know you're paying for an annual membership

• Of course you can also pay with cash or check which can be given to Arlene Kutoroff or Deb Davis, (checks payable to Tucson Cancer Conquerors).


Register with AmazonSmile and select Tucson Cancer Conquerors as your charity of choice!  - Then when you shop on AmazonSmile, TCC will receive a donation of 0.5% of the value of your purchase! Click here to go to AmazonSmile.


Make a TCC Gift Donation! - Support our programs with your tax deductible donation or honor a special occasion by donating to Tucson Cancer Conquerors in the name of a friend or loved one! Click here to visit the Donation page on our website for more information. 


Thank you to all who supported TCC this month by purchasing an annual Membership!



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