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Hello Conquerors!

October is always a busy month for TCC. It’s a wonderful time to support and collaborate with other organizations who provide services and inspiration to those dealing with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

A large component of healthy survivorship is being in the company of other supportive survivors who are embracing life and moving forward in a healthy way. We kicked off the month by joining A 2nd Act for a fun 50’s Girls Night Out! Thank you Judy Pearson for bringing us all together to share some inspirational stories and good times!
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The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a yearly event for TCC. So many of our members are alive and living well today because of research advances in cancer detection and treatment options. It was a beautiful day to get outside and share a walk through our Tucson streets with others. One of our very own members, Gila Ben-Jamin, was recognized by our Mayor as one of the events longest surviving, and certainly most vibrant, Cancer Conquerors – 45 years cancer free!
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The Arizona Oncology Foundation is a wonderful partner with TCC. They provide educational information as well as many free services to the cancer community. They were kind enough to ask TCC to host a table at their annual Breast Cancer and Survivorship Update symposium. Thank you Becky Ohara for including us!
The Cancer Conquerors are so fortunate to partner with Pima County to be able to call Brandi Fenton Memorial Park our home. Just outside our clubhouse lies the beautiful Memorial Butterfly Garden. Friends and family can have memorial tiles created for their loved ones to be set in the wall of this peaceful garden.

This month we celebrated the life of one of our TCC sisters, Karen Kluchonic. Times like this are particularly hard for our TCC family. We call ourselves Conquerors but what does that really mean? It means sharing the power of our love and support that encourages and sustains us during our most difficult times…conquering worry, conquering loneliness, conquering fear. As a cancer support group, TCC has always been about how we live: powerfully, purposefully, and with profound gratitude. KK we will miss your bright blue eyes and your beautiful smile. You inspired and touched the lives of so many with your kindness.
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If you know someone who could use our support, please check out our many upcoming activities below. Bring a friend and join us…

The Tucson Cancer Conquerors Board of Directors

Fitness Update

Get Fit Class:
5:30 PM Tuesday | 8:00 AM Saturday
Loop Walkers: 8:00 AM Saturday
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A new study by cardiologists reveals that of all the things you can do that might negatively impact your health, a sedentary lifestyle is the most deadly. In fact, poor physical fitness was actually worse than being diabetic or a current smoker! Click here to read the article.
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But here's the good news - there are lots of fun ways and lots of great people at TCC to help you to get more active! Join us!
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It's time to pay your third quarter Get Fit fee! Pay online in the Members Area or at any TCC event.

Garden Update

With the cooler weather we’ve planted our root vegetables - delicious Beets, Carrots, and Radishes! Radishes are root vegetables from the Brassica family. They are a good source of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps battle free radicals in your body and helps prevent cell damage caused by aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, and environmental toxins. They also contain compounds called isothiocyanates which help to purge the body of cancer-causing substances and prevent tumor development.
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Not only are they crunchy tasty snacks on their own, but they also add a bit of zesty flavor to sandwiches, salads, and dips. When preparing radishes, don’t toss the green parts! Radish greens are delicious and healthy. They are flavorful in salads or sautéed in a bit of olive oil and garlic.

If you are really feeling adventurous, try this tasty recipe - Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish!
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Please click here to email Sharon Overstreet if you are interested in helping out at the garden.

This Month's Events

Click on any event below to learn more on the TCC Calendar, and please RSVP to EVITES so we know you are coming.
November 4, Sunday, 7:00 AM, U of A Mall: NOCC Run/Walk - Join us for a run or walk to support NOCC. Click here to register online and be sure to select the Tucson Cancer Conquerors team!
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November 6, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Brandi Fenton Park: Monthly Birthday Dinner - Join us to celebrate November birthdays! It's Italian night - there will be Pizza, salad with veggies from our TCC garden, plus a very special cooking demo with Executive Chef, Ken Harvey. You do not want to miss his Italian Wedding Soup!
November 7, Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Tohono Chul Park: Mindful Meandering - This is a slow gentle walk.
November 10, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: Fall Educational Event - The Latest in Breast Imaging - Right after Get Fit exercise class we will enjoy a presentation by Danielle Carroll, MD, a radiologist with Rad Ltd and an expert in breast imaging.
November 11, Sunday, 8:00 AM: Second Sunday Hike - Since it got cancelled last month, we'll hike Pima Canyon this month.
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November 17, Saturday, 9:30 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: Book Groupies - Join us for a discussion of The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.
November 21, Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Sabino Canyon: Mindful Meandering - This is a slow to moderate pace walk covering about 3 miles.
November 30, Friday, 12:00 Noon, Tucson Country Club: Holiday Luncheon - Join us for the Annual TCC Holiday Luncheon at the Tucson Country Club! Please respond to the EVITE!
Get a head start by paying your 2019 TCC Membership at the Holiday Luncheon!

Next Month and Beyond

Be sure to save-the-date for these great upcoming events!
December 9, Sunday, 1:30 to 4:00 PM, Loews Ventana Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer: Holiday High Tea - We are sold out! If you would like to be added to our wait list or are interested in volunteering at the event - click here to let us know!
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December 14, Friday, 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Arizona Cancer Center: Walk The Line Photo Exhibit - A photographic through breast cancer presented by TCC Member Ebony Daniels
December 15, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: Holiday Coffee Café - Join us for a very special holiday Coffee Café with breakfast provided by the TCC Board!

Thank you to our donors for their generous support!

Tohono Chul Park and Bistro | Tucson Botanical Gardens
Children's Museum Tucson | Roadhouse Cinemas | Mister Carwash
Kristine Jensen: Gallery of Food Botanical Gardens | Desert Bloom Boutique
Marianne DeLarco | Bonnie Boreson | Mary Anderson
Lindi Laws | Pam Chess | Rocky LaRose
Marty Plevel | Pam Hale Trachta | Judy Berman

Check the TCC Online Calendar for our event and activity information!