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2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Run`The Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Fun Run is set for Saturday, October 7, 2017.
 
We encourage you to get your family & friends together to help raise funds for the Mammogram program and other early cancer detection screenings offered through the Cancer Association of Havasu. 
 
Online Registration closes Friday at 2:00 pm. Go to our office at 94 Acoma Blvd. S. Suite 101 to register or at the event!
 
Jolene Jensen, Margie Snyder, Mayor Nexsen, Carol Ferrell and Evie Cistaro
Mayor Mark Nexsen proclaimed June 3rd as Cancer Survivor's Day in Lake Havasu City.
All Cancer Survivor's are invited to attend the celebration in their honor.
 
The event is hosted by the Cancer Association of Havasu, is FREE to all Cancer Survivor's.
 

30th Anniversary Fashion Show

The Cancer Association of Havasu is gearing up for the 30th Anniversary of the Elegant Evenings Fashion Show!

When you, or your business, contribute to this event, you help support our low-cost cancer screening programs, other cancer-related programs and services.  The Cancer Association of Havasu could not continue to do what we do without people like you. We appreciate the support the Lake Havasu community has given us.
 
The New York, New York fashion show will be held Wednesday, November 16, at the London Bridge Resort Convention Center. The doors open at 6:00 pmThe evening includes a light meal, entertainment and a silent auction.
 
If you would like to donate items for the silent auction, please call Cindy Hyde at 928-854-8600.
 
If you would like to support the Cancer Association by making a sponsoring the event, placing an ad in the event program book, or reserving your seats for the fashion show, click here  to make a payment online.  To download a form to mail in your payment click here.
Logo: I wear a ribbon for the Warriors, Survivors  & DepartedThe 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st.
 
Get your friends together and join us in this walk to honor the Bosom Buddies of Havasu.  This year we are remembering Rosemarie Coletta who fought a long battle with cancer and passed away this year.
 
The Cancer Association is looking for sponsors for this event.  If you are interested in supporting their low-cost mammogram program, read more on the event page.  Find more information about participating in the BCAW here.

Cancer Survivors 2015

The Cancer Association of Havasu has scheduled the Annual Survivors' Breakfast for Saturday, June 4th.  All Cancer Survivors are invited to attend at no charge,  Survivors may bring 1 guest (family member, friend or caregiver) for the charge of $15.  Click here to register online, or call the HCHF office at 928-855-5000.
Dr. Paul O'NeillThe Bosom Buddies Support Group will meet Wednesday,June 1st at 4:00 pm.
 
May's meeting will feature guest speaker,
Dr. Paul O'Neill, Oncologist
presenting
"Latest Developments in Breast Cancer Treatment"
 
Survivors, patients, family, friends and caregivers are invited to attend.
Cancer Sumposium LogoThere was a tremendous turnout for our 2nd Annual Cancer Symposium!  Thank you who attended for helping to make it a success!
 
We want to give a special thank you to the doctors and professionals who spoke and participated in the panel discussion / Q & A time. 
Q & A Panel
Left to right:  Mr. Mike Patterson, CEO Havasu Regional Medical center; Angela Veneroni, PT; Nicholas Roman MD, PHD; Jonathan Bellew, DO, Greg Yang, MD, Ghassan Dalloul, MD and Michael Lyster, MD.
 
The Bosom Buddies Support Group will meet Wednesday, February 3rd at 4:00 pm.
 
Meetings are held in the HCHF meeting room
 
February's meeting will feature guest speaker, Angela Veneroni, Physical Therapist.
 
Angela will present a talk regarding Lymphedema.
 
Everyone is invited to attend, as this discussion will apply to more than just those with breast cancer.
Tony Rivello, One Touch Medical and Evie Cistaro, Cancer Association of HavasuTony Rivello with OneTouch Med Alert is shown presenting a $100 donation check to Evie Cistaro of the Cancer Association of Havasu.  The  donation represents a gift from the proceeds of the sale of identification bands sold during the month of October through his company.
Michael Alan Donation photo
Michael Alan Furnishings supports the Cancer Association of Havasu each year with their Sleepless for a Cure Marathon.  This year they raised $30,000 to assist with low-cost mammograms provided through the Cancer Association.
 
To date, Michael Alan Furnishings has generated a total of $171,000! 
 
Thank you Michael Alan for all your hard work.
 
 
Melissa Jordan, Carole Cathcart and Jeanie Morgan
Melissa Jordan recently appeared on “Let’s Make a Deal” and WON! She is a 3 year breast cancer survivor and is shown here in her “Fight Like A Girl” costume she wore on the Breast Cancer Awareness edition of the show. Melissa generously donated 10% of her winnings to the Cancer Association of Havasu. Also in the picture are Carole Cathcart of the Cancer Association and Jeanie Morgan of Havasu Community Health Foundation.
Mohave Community College Foundation Members & Students
Mohave Community College Foundation members and MCC students participated in the 17th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Fun Run to show their support of and appreciation for the Cancer Association of Havasu.
 
Through the years, the Cancer Association has been involved in over $30,000 being given to support students in nursing and other health-related fields studying at Mohave Community College.  The scholarships are given in honor of recipients of their annual Cancer Association Hero Award, which is presented at the Cancer Ball each February.

Through these scholarships, the Cancer Association is responsible for increasing the number of locally-educated, qualified nurses and other health professionals who work in our local hospital, doctor’s offices and other needed areas.

New York New York logoThe annual Cancer Association Fashion Show is coming soon! 

This year's theme is

New York New York!

When you, or your business, contribute to this event, you help support our low-cost cancer screening programs, other cancer-related programs and services.  The Cancer Association of Havasu could not continue to do what we do without people like you. We appreciate the support the Lake Havasu community has given us.
 
The New York, New York fashion show will be held Wednesday, November 18, at the London Bridge Resort Convention Center. The doors open at 6:00 pmThe evening includes a light meal, entertainment and a silent auction.
 
If you would like to donate items for the silent auction, please call Cindy Hyde at 928-854-8600.
 
If you would like to support us by making a general contribution, placing an ad in the event program book, or reserving your seats for the fashion show, click here  to make a payment online.  To download a form to mail in your payment click here.

See the progress toward our Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Fun Run goals, click read more.
BCAW Logo: Love Faith Strength HopeRegistration is still open for the 
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Fun Run!
 
Pre-register online until 4:00 today.  Register in our office until 5 pm
Registration the day of the event will be $40
T-shirt pre-orders are closed, BUT we do have a few extra.  Stop by the office and see if your size is still available.
They will also be available before the walk/run and at the Bosom Buddies table at the health fair to follow.
 
Call the HcHF office at 928-855-5000 for more information.
 
If you aren't able to walk or run this year, you can still participate by making a donation to support the Low-Cost Mammogram Program and other programs of the Cancer Association of Havasu.  Click here to make your donation on-line, or come into the HCHF office at 2126 McCulloch Blvd. #7.  in Lake Havasu.
2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Logo: Love, Faith, Strength, Hope17th Annual
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
& Fun Run

will be held
Saturday, October 17th

 
This is a highly anticipated annual community event. The proceeds from the walk & fun run support the cancer related programs and services of the Cancer Association of Havasu. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please click here for more details on sponsorship levels and to make a payment online. You may make your payment online, or download a form and submit your payment to the address listed.
 
If you are a business or individual and would like to place an ad in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Fun Run, click here for details on ads or to pay online.  You may also download the form and submit your payment by mail or in person.
Cancer Survivors Group Photo 2015Cancer Survivors and their supporters had an enjoyable morning at the 2015 Cancer Survivors Breakfast, held at Shugrue's Restaurant. 
 
The Survivors Day Breakfast is an annual event sponsored by the Cancer Association of Havasu and is open to all cancer survivors.
Skin Cancer Awareness RibbonMost people have moles and most moles are harmless;  but do you know how to spot a harmful one?
 
There are typical signs that skin cancer is developing (click read more to see the ABCDE Rule), but as always there are exceptions to the rule.  If you notice growths that look different from the rest of your moles.
 
Other warning signs are: A sore that does not heal; spread of pigment from the border of a spot into surrounding skin; redness or a new swelling beyond the border; change in sensation – itchiness, tenderness, or pain; change in the surface of a mole – scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or the appearance of a bump or nodule.
Marc & Kim Bohannan
Marc & Kim BohannanMarc & Kim Bohannan celebrated their wedding on May 2nd and would like to thank everyone that attended and helped to make it a special day!
 
The Bohannans and the Cancer Association of Havasu would like to
Don't Fry Day LogoThis Friday (the start of Memorial Day Weekend) is designated No Fry Day!  The traditional start of summer fun is a good day to remind everyone about sun safety.
 
Black Awareness Ribbon for Skin CancerDO NOT BURN OR TAN ♦  SEEK SHADE ♦ WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
GENEROUSLY APPLY SUNSCREEN
USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR WATER, SNOW AND SAND
 
Doing a self-check of your skin once a month at home can help you find changes in the way your skin looks or feels. Use a mirror to check for anything new on your skin, such as a new mole or changes to a mole you already have. Also, keep track of any sores that are not healing or any raised patches. Check every part of your body from head to toe. If you find anything unusual, talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about it.
 
The Cancer Association of Havasu offers assistance for low-cost, full body skin cancer screenings.  Come to the Havasu Community Health Foundation office to sign up.
Black Awareness Ribbon for Skin CancerMay is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!
 
This month we will be highlighting some things you need to know about skin cancer.  This week we created an info-graphic to remind you of the best ways to protect your skin from the sun's harmful uv rays.  You may download that here.
Bosom Buddies LogoBosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group meets Wednesday, May 6, at 4:00 pm.  They will welcome guest speaker, Patty Reddicks, RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist).  Patty will present "Nutrition Facts for Cancer Patients & Survivors".  Cancer survivors and caregivers are welcome.
 
Meetings are held in the HcHF meeting room, 2126 McCulloch Blvd. N. Ste. 4.  Call 928-453-8190 for more information.
Cancer Association of Havasu Logo Dr. Greg YangThe Cancer Association of Havasu
is sponsoring a
 
Cancer Symposium
 
Featuring Dr. Greg Yang

from Yuma Regional Medical Center
 
Click read more for details and links to online registration.
 
Cancer Association Of Havasu LogoA Celebration of Life
 
The annual Cancer Survivors Breakfast is
Saturday June 6th
 
Free for Survivors! Guests are $15.
 
Call the HCHF office at 928-855-5000.  Click here to register online.
Location and time will be revealed upon registration.
Annie Morris BSN RN
The Cancer Association of Havasu is pleased to announce our new General Cancer Support Group Leader:
 
Amie Morris BSN RN
 
please come meet her at our next meeting
Tuesday, March17 at 4:00 pm
at the HCHF meeting room
2126 McCulloch Blvd N Ste 5
 
read more about Amie by clicking the link below.
Everyone had a wonderful evening at the annual cancer ball, themed "Roaring 20's Black & White Ball". 
Dr. Rodney Rodriguez was posthumously honored with the Hero of the Year Award.
 
Michael Alan Furnishings received the inaugural Charitable Donor Award for their charitable work in the Havasu Community.
 
Check out our photo album for the rest of the donor honorees.
Roaring 20's Black and White Ball
Roaring 20's Black and White Ball
 

The Cancer Association of Havasu will hold is annual Cancer Ball on February 7th.  Online reservations will be open Monday morning, January 26th.

This year, seats are $120. 

There are still a few seats available.  Please contact the HcHF office located at 2126 McCulloch Blvd N Ste 7 or call 928-453-8190.  You may come into the office or use a credit card over the phone.

The Cancer Association of Havasu is busy planning the 2015 Cancer Ball -- the Roaring 20's Black & White Ball.
Sponsorship levels are:   
Platinum $5000  ~ includes reservations for 10
Gold $2500  ~ includes reservations for 4
Silver $1000  ~ includes reservations for 2
Bronze $500  
If you are interested in being a sponsor, contact Havasu Community Health Foundation for a sponsor response card or click here to complete the form and make an online payment.
Cancer Association receives donation from ChaBonesChaBones Restaurant hosted a Pretty In Pink benefit event in October, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  $3000 was raised for the Cancer Association of Havasu.
Thank you ChaBones!
Pictured from left, Sarah Scannevin, Sarah Freick of ChaBones, Carole Cathcart of the Cancer Association and Jeanie Morgan, from Havasu Community Health Foundation.
The Cancer Association of Havasu
congratulates
Donna Ball
the winner of the Golf Car Raffle.