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Hello Conquerors!

We kicked off May with our monthly birthday celebration featuring Emily Rockey from Tanks Green stuff. Emily shared interesting info on bees and brought a variety of delicious local honey for us all to sample. Emily showed us how important bees are in helping our garden to grow and also helped us to understand their behavior so we don't run when we see them! Thank you to Tanks for supporting our TCC Garden and thank you Emily for joining us!
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June’s birthday potluck will feature a garden demo from our very own executive chef, Ken Harvey. With so much good stuff growing in the garden we are never sure exactly what his creation will be, but we are never disappointed! Chef Ken’s demos are always educational and delicious with plenty of garden treats to take home. Birthday dinners are a great time to come and visit us and this is one you don’t want to miss!
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Last month at our quarterly educational event we enjoyed breakfast together while listening to our featured speaker Dr. Butch Levy share his presentation on “Restoration and Rejuvenation After Illness and Cancer Treatment”. Dr. Levy teaches Integrative Oncology with a focus on Chinese medicine and nutritional support. His lecture was informative, interactive, and fun. Thank you, Dr. Levy, for your time and expertise!
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While May has been a gorgeous month for our TCC outdoor activities, with June comes warmer temps but never fear. There will be plenty to do with early workouts and trips to the garden, indoor social hours, movies, and “Beat the Heat” field trips. Think of it as TCC summer camp! Watch our calendar for summer fun and join us!
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Stay cool and join us for our upcoming events!

The Tucson Cancer Conquerors Board of Directors

Fitness Update

Get Fit Class:
5:30 PM Tuesday | 7:00 AM Saturday
NEW! Get Started Class: 7:00 AM, the first and third Saturday of each month
Loop Walkers: 7:00 AM Saturday
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Our fitness team likes to shake things up to keep the workouts interesting. We’ve had a lot of fun playing with our drumsticks in our “Pound” workouts. Drumming is an effective full body workout combining cardio, balance, coordination, and core strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. You don't just listen to music while you workout, you make music!
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Anyone can do it and no bulky expensive equipment required. Adding that little bit of weight from the drumsticks requires extra coordination and balance, contracting your core with each movement. Yes, working out can be effective AND fun!

Click here to learn more about The Pound Workout at Women's Health.

Garden Update

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With the cooler temperatures our garden looks amazing. We have pulled up the last of the root vegetables and are now growing tomatoes, garlic, onions and tons of beautiful zucchini.
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Zucchini is a type of summer squash that ranges in color from yellow to deep green. It has a tender texture with a slightly sweet flavor and is delicious raw - cut into zucchini sticks with hummus or guacamole, added to salads, or cooked - sautéed in olive oil or grilled. Its loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber and at just 20 calories per cup you can munch on it all day! Come by the garden any Saturday morning and bring some home to try.
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Click here to learn more about the health benefits of Zucchini at Live Strong.

We can always use help weeding and watering - if you are interested in helping out at the garden, 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.
June 1, Saturday, Brandi Fenton Park: Beginning in June, our Saturday morning schedule moves one hour earlier to our Summer hours : Get Fit starting at 7:00 AM and Coffee Café at 8:00 AM!
June 4, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Brandi Fenton Park: Birthday Dinner - This month will be a potluck dinner. Chef Ken Harvey will be creating something delicious from the TCC garden! Be sure to RSVP to the EVITE.
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June 15, Saturday, 8:30 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: Book Groupies - This month's book is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
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June 15, Saturday, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Hacienda Del Sol: AZ Oncology Survivorship Workshop - The event is full, but click here to get added to the wait list.
June 21, Friday, 12:00 Noon: Monthly Luncheon - This month we will be at Hacienda Del Sol Resort, 5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Drive.
June 22, Saturday, 7:00 AM, Mindful Yoga: Get Fit Field Trip (No Get Fit class or Coffee Café at the Park) - Our first summer Get Fit field trip will be to Mindful Yoga located at 1101 E Speedway Boulevard, (in the Trader Joes shopping plaza at Wilmot). Afterwards we will walk across the street to enjoy breakfast together at Beyond Bread. If you can't make Yoga, please join us for breakfast!

Next Month and Beyond

Be sure to save-the-date for these great upcoming events!
July 2, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Brandi Fenton Park: Birthday Dinner - This month will be a pizza dinner.
July 19, Friday, 12:00 Noon: Monthly Luncheon
July 20, Saturday, 8:00 AM, the Lodge at Ventana Canyon: Get Fit Field Trip (No Get Fit class or Coffee Cafe at the Park) - Our second summer Get Fit Field Trip will be water aerobics at the Lodge at Ventana Canyon.
July 27, Saturday, 8:30 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: Book Groupies
August 17, Saturday, 8:15 AM, Brandi Fenton Park: TCC Year In Review - Join us for our annual Year in Review Presentation!
September 3, Tuesday, 5:00 PM, Roadhouse Cinema: Movie Night - Come enjoy social hour food from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, followed by our own private screening of a movie.
September 27 - September 29, (Friday to Sunday), The Lodge At Ventana: TCC Annual Retreat - The all inclusive cost is $250 for members and $450 for non-members. Registration forms available at TCC Events or in the Members Area of our website. We are filling up fast; do not wait to submit your registration or contact Pam Chess or Arlene Kutoroff.
If you have financial concerns, please contact Pam Chess or Arlene Kutoroff. We do not want money to be a factor in your ability to participate.

Thank you to our donors for their generous support!

Teri Merickel in honor of Jayme Harkins
Cindy Lutz in honor of Jayme Harkins
Check the TCC Online Calendar for our event and activity information!