Highlights in Giving

Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in the Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Local Tucson band Copper & Congress will perform at a concert Aug. 4 to benefit the UACC's Skin Cancer Institute.

Act Against Cancer in October

For those interested in supporting the University of Arizona Cancer Center in our quest to prevent and cure cancer, there are several easy and fun ways to join us throughout October.

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure. Never did this saying ring more true than it does in the case of skin cancer.

When Arizona Cancer Center Board Member Dan Cavanagh founded the Cornerstone Alliance Against Cancer in 2007 his goal was to raise funds to defeat cancer. The group has been making a difference ever since.

Therese Berg

In 1995, Therese Berg honored the memory of her late husband, Robert Berg, by giving a charitable gift annuity to the Arizona Cancer Center. That and subsequent gift annuities for the Cancer Center will ultimately create the Robert L. Berg Fellowship Endowment for Research in the Cancer Biology Doctoral Program.

Drs. Mahadevan, Cranmer and Swart

The Phoenix Friends Scholar Program supports world-class physician-scientists who show extraordinary potential for significantly advancing cancer treatments.

Lisa Lovallo (left) and Shannon Ortiz

At the Arizona Cancer Center, we act against cancer every day. However, one need not be a physician or researcher to do so. In fact, Cox Media is acting against cancer by helping increase the Arizona Cancer Center’s visibility statewide.

Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard

Three endowed chairs and two research endowments were made possible by the generous $5 million estate gift from the late Fenton L. Maynard of Phoenix to the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Each of the Cancer Center's core research programs will benefit from the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Excellence in Breast Cancer Research Endowment.

Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard

The late Fenton L. Maynard of Phoenix committed a $5 million gift from his estate to the Arizona Cancer Center to create the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Excellence in Breast Cancer Research Endowment. This is the largest gift for research activities made to the Cancer Center in its 33-year history.

Tim and Diane Bowden

Cancer has claimed the lives of several of Tim and Diane Bowden’s loved ones. Their losses helped drive the adventure-loving couple, who celebrated 40 years of marriage this year, to map out a plan that honors their family, and that will perpetuate Tim’s lifelong work to prevent and cure cancer.

Nancy and Craig Berge have been friends of the Arizona Cancer Center for 20 years, but they didn’t start the friendship because they or anyone they knew had been touched by cancer. It was a friendship born from their willingness to simply do something good for other people.

The $5 million donation by Peter and Paula Fasseas toward the opening of a magnificent University of Arizona Cancer Center clinic on North Campbell Avenue is a gift that will benefit thousands of Arizonans touched by cancer.

Rita Golding

Rita Golding loves Arizona Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology Chief Thomas Miller, MD, like family. It’s likely because Dr. Miller and his wife, rheumatologist Meg Miller, MD, have always treated Rita and her late husband, Mel, like family for more than 27 years.

Ginny Clements

Fathers, hope your daughters grow up to be like Ginny Clements. If they do, they’ll be confident, intelligent, and strong enough to survive most anything.

The Paradise Valley philanthropists generously gave $1 million to support prostate cancer research and establish the John Norton Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Levin Family

A $1 million dollar gift from the Alan and Janice Levin family to the University of Arizona Foundation will fund the Alan and Janice Levin Family Endowed Chair for Excellence.