Hundreds Turn Out for Event to Benefit the National Brain Tumor Society
SAHUARITA, AZ (March 6, 2017) – On Saturday, March 4th, Rancho Sahuarita hosted its first “Rancho Sahuarita Cancer Walk” event, with the purpose of raising awareness and funds to benefit cancer
research. The beneficiary for the inaugural event was the National Brain Tumor Society, and funds raised will help advance groundbreaking research at many top institutions across the country. Over
800 people participated in the event, in addition to hundreds more who showed support by donating to support the cause.
Rancho Sahuarita has been a long-time supporter of the National Brain Tumor Society, and in 2017 had a goal to raise $250,000 through efforts with the walk. As of the walk date, over $360,000 had been raised.
Carondelet Health Network served as the presenting sponsor for the event, joined by other sponsors including: AAA Landscape, Diamond Ventures, GEO and Associates Advertising and Marketing, Maracay
Homes, BeachFleischman Accounting, Alliance Bank of Arizona, Fry’s Marketplace, Territorial Sign Company, Fidelity Investments and National Bank of Arizona.
The event opened with a special performance for the Be Kind People Project Dance Crew, followed by a few words from Dr. Sipos MD, FAANS, FACS of Carondelet Health Network; Bob Sharpe, Founder of
Rancho Sahuarita; David Arons, CEO of the National Brain Tumor Society. Town of Sahuarita Mayor, Tom Murphy, presented Sharpe with a Proclamation that established Saturday, March 4th 2017 as
Rancho Sahuarita Cancer Walk Day.
Sharpe commented, “With over 800 people coming to walk with us to help find a cure for cancer, the walk was one of the most amazing days of my life. We are so grateful to the community, our sponsors
and to those who participated in the walk.”
Brain tumors strike men, women, adults and children of all races at any time of their lives, and are often deadly. The leading cause of cancer-related death for children under the age of 14, brain tumors cannot be prevented. Currently, there is no cure for this devastating condition. Further information on brain tumors can be found at www.braintumor.org.