Friends of Arizona Cancer Center announces March 5 fundraiser

There are a total of 26 women in the Friends of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. (submitted photo)

The Friends of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. (submitted photo)

The Friends of the University of Arizona Cancer Center has announced An Evening with the Friends 2016, a western evening of shopping, dining and dancing.

The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. The goal of the evening is to raise funds to support The University of Arizona Cancer Center in its mission to prevent and cure cancer.

“The Friends of the Arizona Cancer Center are committed to engaging the community in the fight against cancer,” stated Nancy Geiger, president of the Friends of the Arizona Cancer Center, in a press release. “We invite anyone who has been touched by cancer to join this event and help us raise the funds needed to support the good work being done by the University of Arizona Cancer Center to prevent and cure cancer.”

Proceeds from this year’s Evening with the Friends 2016 will go directly toward funding early stage clinical trials at the Phoenix location of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Last year, The Friends of the Arizona Cancer Center raised over $270,000, which was used to purchase an ApoStream “liquid biopsy” device for the Arizona Cancer Center that successfully isolates single cells and tumor cell collections from healthy cells in circulation. This year, proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to fund early stage clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center Phoenix location, the release stated.

Tickets are $300 per person or $3,000 for a table of ten. For information on sponsorship packages or individual ticket sales, contact Mary Kolbe at 480-947-4303.

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