An Evening with Flutist Karl Milbauer
“Survivors Breakfast Celebration” at Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers Continues to Unite and Inspire Community
On an early spring Saturday morning in Gilbert, before the sun brightens the day, a team of dedicated and tireless volunteers are buzzing with energy, setting up tables, chairs and pop-tents, getting ready for the morning’s festivities. Today is Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers “Survivor Breakfast Celebration.” Ironwood has invited hundreds of guests to their Gilbert location for education, entertainment and a pancake breakfast. Sandra, an Ironwood employee says, “It’s just as much fun as it is a passion project for us.”
The purpose of the breakfast is to celebrate individuals and families that have been touched by cancer and is open to the entire community. Dr. Christopher Kellogg, an oncologist with Ironwood says, “My patients are an inspiration to me. I’m so glad that we have this event to give back to them.”
This event is uplifting, educational and inspiring- not to mention free. Ironwood oncology specialists provide free head and neck screenings, community hairstylists provide free haircuts, visitors can participate in a Tai Chi demonstration, there is a meditation workshop, as well as various cancer related educational booths, face painting and family friendly crafts. Participating vendors provide visitors valuable information and support services for cancer patients, their families, and the general community and many are cancer survivors themselves. Ann, from Mindful Skin Spa who cares for the skin of cancer patients, says, “This is a wonderful celebration for patients, their family, and friends. I’ve been coming for five years and it keeps getting better.”
Everybody is helping everybody which is a pleasure to see. That alone would be enough for me, but the yummy breakfast and activity lineup bring this event into a league of its own.” Kelly Huey, a social worker at Ironwood, says, “My goal is to make every one of our guests feel like this is their day. We want them to know that we at Ironwood are honored to serve and care for them. Ironwood offers support groups, classes, and integrative services that are free and available not only for our patients but the entire community. The best part of the breakfast for me is seeing everyone enjoying the morning and forgetting about their problems and having some fun!” By the end of the day an estimated one-thousand pancakes will be consumed, a few tears will shed and an innumerable amount of smiles and hugs will be shared. Come learn and celebrate with our patients, volunteers, staff, and the community.
The Survivor Breakfast Celebration will take place at the Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers located at 3686 S. Rome Street, in Gilbert across from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, from 8-11am, Saturday, March 23, 2019.
Join Team Ironwood Walkers for Your Next Step is the Cure 5K
This event raises much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation as well as provide fun activities in a family-friendly atmosphere including: music, 5K awards, BBQ and more. This walk is great fun (there’s music!) and family-friendly, open to children (kids in strollers, too!), parents, grandparents, friends, co-workers and canine caregivers. It’s an event where patients, caregivers and their families can come together and not feel alone in this horrible disease. The goal is to have the support of the entire community rallying behind our participants; from physicians, nurses, large corporations and local businesses all playing a role in the fight against lung cancer.
Whether you plan to walk, jog or run, as an individual or as part of Team Ironwood Walkers, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure!
Sunday, February 24
9am Start of Event
Pre-Registration 5K: $30
Pre-Registration 5K + BBQ: $40
Pre-Registration 5K Youth (Ages 5-12) and Senior (60+): $15
Pre-Registration Youth (Ages5-12) and Senior (60+) 5K + BBQ: $25
Registration at the event is extra. Register early with Team Ironwood Walkers and save!
Meet Team Ironwood Walkers at Rio Vista Community Park located at 8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381.
Need more info?
If you have any questions contact the Ironwood Walkers Team Captain at CJohnson@ironwoodcrc.com.
Ironwood Participates in the Light the Night Walk
Update from the Event
Thanks to everyone that came out for Team Ironwood at Light the Night Walk at Phoenix Municipal Stadium tonight!
The employees from Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, friends, and family were out in force tonight for this highly successful event. The weather was a perfect 60 degrees and the entire Ironwood team had their lights out to show their support! To the thousands of people that helped make this event run smoothly at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Arizona Chapter we want to thank you!
If you couldn’t make it tonight, consider making a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk. The organization helps patients and supports research for blood cancers.
Date: 5pm, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Start & End Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Contact your team Ironwood Captain Clay for more information here.
If you can’t walk but would like to make a donation….
“Survivors Breakfast Celebration” at Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers Continues to Unite and Inspire the Scottsdale Community
Thank you to all of the vendors, volunteers, and people that made this event possible!
Today, October 13, 2018, was the Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers “Survivor Breakfast Celebration.” Ironwood invited hundreds of guests to its Scottsdale location for education, entertainment and a pancake breakfast. The purpose of the breakfast was to celebrate individuals and families that have been touched by cancer and is open to the entire community. Despite the rain, it was a huge success!
See all of the photos from the Survivor Breakfast Celebration here.
225 attendees….in the rain!
2 Demonstrations: Tai Chi, and Meditation
20 Head N Neck screenings: Thank you to Dr. Low, Dr. Ambrad, Dr. Miller & Dr. Garcia for making this happen!
Blood Pressure Screening – Cigna Medical Group
Sponsors: Cigna Medical Group and Takeda Oncology
Our ICRC Volunteers
ICRC Integrative Team
ICRC Research Team
ICRC Scottsdale Nurses
If you didn’t make it this year, we’ll see in 2019!