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Hello Conquerors!

Happy New Year Everyone!

The Conquerors started off 2019 with food and festivities at our annual Bowling Birthday Bash! This is such a great family event and a fun way to be thoroughly entertained by a display of rather unique bowling styles. Thanks to all who participated in getting some exercise and helping us to celebrate our January birthdays!
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There are lots of ways to Get Active with TCC. Join us in the sunshine to help out in our organic garden, explore on a Second Sunday Hike, walk the River Park Loop, or participate in our Get Fit classes! If you’ve been wanting to add exercise to your New Year’s resolutions, but don’t know where to start or have some concerns about exercise limitations, come and check out our new Get Started class! Classes will initially be the 1st Saturday of the month, starting February 2nd at 8:00 AM. While the Get Fit class is more geared towards cardio, core and weight training, our Get Started class will focus on low impact toning, flexibility, and balance. You can do this!
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It’s time for a TCC Social Hour! We have reserved tables outside at North Italia in the La Encantada shopping center on Monday, February 11th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. We’ll provide the snacks, but first…please wander over to Kendra Scott where TCC is having our Kendra Gives Back night. Why? TCC gets 20% of all jewelry sales from 4:00 to 7:00 PM that night! If you joined us for our December High Tea event, you saw Kendra Scott bling everywhere! Not only did they donate jewelry to our raffle and auction, they also presented each survivor in attendance with a beautiful piece of jewelry. This is a great opportunity to pick up gifts for Valentine’s day or to add the matching pieces you’ve always wanted. Don’t need an amazing piece of jewelry? Just stop by for some champagne and say hello! And please click here to share our TCC Facebook Event on your Facebook page so we can get the word out to as many people as possible!
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Save the date! TCC is planning our very first Community Open House Saturday, March 16th at the Park from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Music, food, park tours, fitness fun, prizes, and a TCC garden cooking demo by our very own Advisory Board member, Executive Chef Ken Harvey. Our many programs would not be possible without the amazing support of our community partners. Loews has been an active TCC supporter, hosting TCC retreat events, providing a beautiful venue for our annual High Tea, and for letting us borrow their Executive Chef!
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A big thank you to Chef Ken and to General Manager Tony Phillips of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for the generous gift of their resources, time, and talents. You make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors and their families in our community!

The Tucson Cancer Conquerors Board of Directors

TCC could use your help!

Please consider joining a committee to volunteer at our Community Open House event coming up in March. Our first meeting will be Saturday, February 9th, 9:00 AM at the park, right after Coffee Café.
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This will be fun and a great way to share with your community all the amazing support you provide to survivors and their families.

Fitness Update

Get Fit Class:
5:30 PM Tuesday | 8:00 AM Saturday
NEW! Get Started Class: 8:00 AM, the first Saturday of the month
Loop Walkers: 8:00 AM Saturday
The literature is loaded with the beneficial effects of exercise on cancer recovery and long-term survival. These are good things, but at TCC our workouts are about so much more.
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They are about comradery and laughs. They are about noticing when someone isn’t feeling well or calling them just to check in if we haven’t seen them in a while. They are about showing up, not just to exercise, but to catch up with friends and support one another.
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The research is clear - women who have a strong social network of support have lower recurrence rates and a longer overall survival. Social well-being is correlated with physical well-being, reducing depression and stress and leading to better health outcomes. NOW will you join us?

Click here to read the full article at

Garden Update

The days are warming up and our garden looks great! Thanks to all of our TCC gardeners, we have lots of healthy broccoli and greens that will no doubt show up as something delicious at our upcoming February birthday potluck.
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As a special garden treat, master gardener Dawn Messer shared a breakfast demo at Coffee Café using fresh-from-the-garden collard greens as delicious veggie wraps.
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Still not convinced? Click here to check out the Kickin' Collard Greens recipe - because everything is better with bacon!

If you are interested in helping out at the garden, please click here to email Sharon Overstreet.

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.
February 2, Saturday, 8:00 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: Get Started Class - This is a beginning class for those wanting to ease into an exercise program with a focus on toning, flexibility, and balance. Class meets on the brick patio outside the Resource Center building.
February 2, Saturday, 8:00 AM - Noon: 2019 TMC Living With Cancer Symposium - Information about the latest diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Being held at the Westin La Paloma. Click here for registration information.
February 5, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Brandi Fenton Park: Birthday Dinner - Join us for a celebration of February birthdays! This month is a potluck, so bring a dish to share. It's Chef Ken's birthday month, so he'll be bringing his own birthday cake!
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February 6, Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Tohono Chul Park: Mindful Meandering - This is a slow gentle walk.
February 10, Sunday, 8:00 AM: Second Sunday Hike - Meet at the Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area on Kinney Road just south of the Desert Museum for a hike on Brown Mountain.
February 11, Monday, 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Kendra Scott at La Encantada: Give Back Event - Come enjoy sips and sweets while Kendra Scott generously donates 20% of all sales during this three hour event to Tucson Cancer Conquerors.
February 11, Monday, 5:00 - 7:30 PM, North Italia at La Encantada: Social Hour - Pick up your valentines gifts at Kendra Scott and then head to the patio at North Italia for a TCC social hour. TCC will provide the snacks - drinks are on you! Please click here to RSVP if you plan to attend.
February 15, Friday, 12:00 Noon: Monthly Luncheon - This month we will meet at First Watch on Oracle Road.
February 16, Saturday, 9:30 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: Book Groupies - This month we will discuss Gods, Wasps and Stranglers: The Secret History and Redemptive Future of Fig Trees by Mike Shanahan.
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February 16, Saturday, 10:00 AM - Noon: 2019 Cancer Walk to Support Research at the Arizona Cancer Center - Being held at The Highlands at Dove Mountain. Call 520-579-9574 to register.
February 20, Wednesday, 8:00 AM, Sabino Canyon: Mindful Meandering - This is a slow to moderate pace walk covering about 3 miles.
February 23, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: Winter Educational Event - Right after exercise class physical therapist John Woolf will speak about 5 Simple Steps to Getting Back to an Active Lifestyle. Breakfast provided by the TCC Board.

Next Month and Beyond

Be sure to save-the-date for these great upcoming events!
March 16, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Brandi Fenton Park: TCC Community Open House - Join us for a community open house hosted by TCC! We'll have lots of fun events, food, information and tours of the building. Family, friends, medical providers and TCC supporters are all invited!

Thank you to our donors for their generous support!

Josephine Clark
Network for Good - Mary Specio's Birthday Fundraiser
Liz Almli and Scott Sheftel
Mae Leonudakis
Betty Ann Warfield
George Kluchonic
Tricia Pacheco
Elexis Ellis
Leslie McPherson-Mitchell
Sylvia Buchanan
Valerie Polson, RN - Forever Fabulous Permanent Cosmetics
Kelly Medvec - Scout and Cellar Wines
Granny Vals Bakery
Joanne Stoecker Design
Stewart Kuper Jewelers
Ra Sushi
Gaslight Theater
Diana Madaras Gallery
Massage Envy
La Placita Cafe
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Fox Restaurants
Arizona Lottery
Vivace Restaurant
The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation

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