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Learn about Acupuncture at The Next Survivors Support Group

Special Guest Kelly Hsu, MD

6pm-7:30pm

Monday, July 23

at the Chandler office.

Dr. Kelly Hsu is an expert at traditional Chinese acupuncture. She is a Diplomat of the American Academy Board of Medical Acupuncture.

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Volunteer of the Month for July

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is pleased to announce our Volunteer of the Month for July 2018 is Bobbie. When she is volunteering at the Mesa office on Arbor Avenue, you can find her bringing smiles to patients’ faces with a hug and meaningful conversation.   Her sense of humor and wit engage everyone around her.  We congratulate Bobbie on being our Volunteer of the Month!

Interesting Facts about Bobbie

She’s a snowbird from Washington State that is braving her first Arizona summer so she can spend time with her uncle.  Volunteering has been a part of Bobbie’s life for a long time and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon.  She was a regular volunteer in her daughter’s classrooms for years.  She’s a member and volunteer of the Tri-Cities Cancer Guild and has helped with food drives like Second Harvest in Washington.

 

Her expertise in embroidery has allowed her to help others one stitch at a time.  She’s taught machine embroidery at a women’s prison and once made 100 quilts in three days with Project Linus.

 

Bobbie’s daughter Jessica is also a volunteer at our Scottsdale office and was the volunteer of the month for June 2018!

 

Her dog Blackjack is trained in emotional therapy with Love on a Leash.  She and Blackjack are frequent visitors of chemotherapy rooms, assistant care homes, public libraries where children were encouraged to read to them, and VA Hospitals in Washington.  Let’s hope that we get a chance to meet Blackjack very soon!

Bobbie’s dog Blackjack is trained in emotional therapy.

 . Do you have what it takes to make a difference like Bobbie? 

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is looking for volunteers in all of our offices!

Someone just like you is needed to assist in our boutique, visit patients during chemotherapy, and provide comfort in our waiting areas.

Interested Volunteers must be:

Eighteen and older.

Compassionate and caring.

If you’re a patient, you must be off treatment for at least a year.

For further information call Ironwood Integrated Services at 480-314-6660 or click here.

Caregiver Support Groups

When we are caring for others who is caring for us?

Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C Director of Integrative Services and Social Work emphasizes the importance of Caretakers taking time for self-care.

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers offers two Caregiver Support Groups every month.

Call Support Services at 480-314-6660 for more information.

 

Our next meeting is July 14th!

Meets 10am-12pm on the 2nd Saturday of the Month

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers at Scottsdale

8880 E. Desert Cove Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Our next meeting is July 21th!

Meets from 10am-12pm on the 3rd Saturday of the Month

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers at Chandler

695 S. Dobson Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224

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Our next meeting is July 25th!

Meets 6pm-8pm on the last Wednesday of the Month

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers Business Office II

700 W. Warner Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225

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Volunteer of the Month for June

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is pleased to announce our Volunteer of the Month for June 2018 is Jessica. When Jessica is volunteering at the Scottsdale office, you can find her bringing smiles to patients’ faces with a fresh cup of coffee and a warm blanket.   Although Jessica may be young and new to Ironwood, she’s already amassed a lifetime of experience volunteering.

Philanthropy Runs in the Genes

From an early age, Jessica’s mother instilled in her the importance of helping others.  Jessica recalls, “When I was about ten, I’d help my mom make quilts and goody bags for the fire department.  They were given out to children that had been rescued from fires.  I think that experience planted the seed for me to be involved with something philanthropic for the rest of my life.  Looking back now that’s probably what my mother had in mind!”  Not serendipitously, Jessica’s mom Linda is also a volunteer at the Ironwood Mesa (Arbor) office!

Jessica prepares supplies for a youth philanthropic project.

Jessica has organized blood drives and philanthropic committees within several corporations.  She’s volunteered with organizations around the country, such as  Junior Achievement, Friends of the Elderly, Buddy Up, Special Olympics, Foundation for Blind Children, and Meals on Wheels.  “With each opportunity I’ve had to serve,” Jessica says, “I know I’ve been able to make a difference for that person.  I can feel their energy improve and that feeds my soul to do more.  My volunteering isn’t entirely altruistic because I get so much out of giving.  At Ironwood, the staff is very welcoming. My 98 year old great uncle Ivan is an Ironwood patient so I know this place treats people right!  As a volunteer, everyone makes you feel that you’re a valuable part of the team.  It’s a great place to volunteer.   I know others would love to volunteer at Ironwood if they only tried it.”

Jessica with her 98 year old great uncle Ivan who is an Ironwood patient.

The dictionary describes philanthropy as “goodwill to fellow members of the human race; active effort to promote human welfare,” but some say that Jessica is “hyper-philanthropic” which is plainly evident.  We are grateful to have her helping our Scottsdale office patients and congratulate her on being our Volunteer of the Month!

Volunteer Opportunities at Ironwood

Do you have what it takes to make a difference like Jessica?  Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is looking for volunteers in all of our offices!

Someone just like you is needed to assist in our boutique, visit patients during chemotherapy, and provide comfort in our waiting areas.

Interested Volunteers must be:

Eighteen and older.

Compassionate and caring.

If you’re a patient, you must be off treatment for at least a year.

For further information call Ironwood Integrated Services at 480-314-6660 or click here.

Volunteer of the Month for May 2018

Jim is a cherished volunteer of Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers and we are honored to have him as the volunteer of the month for May.  Jim is well known by doctors, nurses, and patients.  On most days you can find him enthusiastically helping everyone he can.  His sense of humor and experience positively impact everyone around him.

Jim is an avid member of support groups at Ironwood.  At the multiple myeloma support group Jim takes great pleasure in helping others with information and kindness.

Want to know more about Jim?

Before Jim signed up to volunteer at Ironwood he had an extraordinary career in the aviation industry.

Although Jim is from Ohio, he attended Arizona State University where he learned to fly and started a long and illustrious career in aviation.  His flying skills got him his first job as a co-pilot on a B-25 Tanker.  From there he held nearly every job a pilot can have.  He delivered planes, repossessed planes, and managed charter flights.  His skills and work ethic led him to become the Chief Pilot for a Fortune 500 Company’s fleet of business jets.  Later he became President of a bustling aviation business and Western Regional Manager for Cessna Aircraft Corporation before retiring.

Jim even met his wife Marjean at the airport counter.  Jim jokingly recalls that “I had a boat and Corvette and she had three kids.  How could this not work out?”  They were married for 44 happy years, had two grandkids and a great grandson!  Jim continues to exceed expectations!

Volunteer Opportunities at Ironwood

Do you have what it takes to make a difference like Jim?  Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is looking for volunteers in all of our offices!

Someone just like you is needed to assist in our boutique, visit patients during chemotherapy, and provide comfort in our waiting areas.

Interested Volunteers must be:
Eighteen and older.
Compassionate and caring.
If you’re a patient, you must be off treatment for at least a year.
For further information call Ironwood Integrated Services at 480-314-6660 or click here.