With hors d’oeuvres and a focus on health topics specifically for women, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is hosting “Amazing Woman: Be Your Best Self” on Thursday, April 5 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at U.S. Airways Center.
The “Amazing Woman” event will have six breakout sessions covering all sorts of topics from headaches, healthy weight, and digestion to dealing with stress, being a successful caregiver and the newest hysterectomy treatments.
Keynote speaker is Abby Rike, a former contestant on “The Biggest Loser.” After Rike lost her husband and two children in a car crash in 2006, she decided to search for healing on NBC’s reality show in 2009. Her 2011 book, Working It Out: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Hope, starts with her life before the accident and documents her steps to recovery from traumatic loss.
The event is $15 and parking is free. To register, call ResourceLink at 1-877-602-4111. — Amy Vogelsang
March offers a couple of opportunities to do good deeds and treat yourself at the same time:
Think pink for frozen yogurt
A new, self-serve frozen yogurt shop in Mesa will donate 20 percent of all sales on Thursday, March 3, to The Breast Cancer Society, Inc.
SDFY: What’s the Skinny? (Seriously Delicious Frozen Yogurt) is located at 2023 W Guadalupe Rd #14, on the southwest corner of Dobson and Guadalupe. It offers eight different yogurt flavors, with more than 40 different toppings, including fresh fruit.
The event will go on all day during regular business hours of 11am to 9pm. SDFY will serve all of its pink/red-colored yogurts (pomegranate, pink cotton candy, peppermint, red velvet cake, cherry, and strawberry) that day and also will offer pink bracelets for a $1 donation to The Breast Cancer Society. Educational materials regarding breast cancer will be handed out to all the customers.
Book drive nets Cold Stone Creamery treat
The Phoenix Suns Wives organization has teamed up with Cold Stone Creamery to host their annual book drive. Fans that bring two or more new or gently used children’s or young adult books to any of the 50 Cold Stone Creamery locations Valleywide through March 10 will receive a complimentary Like It Creation™ with one mix-in.
The book drive will culminate at US Airways Center when the Suns take on the Orlando Magic on Sunday, March 13. Fans who bring a book donation to the game will receive one raffle ticket per book donated. Winners will receive one of five raffle prizes that will be given away at the end of the game. Members of the Suns Wives will be collecting books at each entrance of the arena. The game will tip-off at 12:30 p.m., with doors opening at 11 a.m.
Each prize package will represent a Suns star and feature an autographed jersey, a chance to meet a Suns player and a Cold Stone Creamery gift card.
The Suns Wives organization is comprised of the significant others of the players, coaches, basketball operations staff and senior management. The Suns Wives strive to make a difference in the lives of families and children by volunteering time, energy and resources to various charitable organizations throughout the Valley.
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Phoenix Suns Charities and Swift Charities for Children will host a clothing drive tomorrow, Feb. 13, when the Suns take on the Sacramento Kings at US Airways Center. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m., with doors scheduled to open at 5 p.m.
Fans are encouraged to donate gently worn clothing, paired shoes and linens at the Swift Charities for Children collection boxes that will be located at both the plaza and Bud Light Paseo entrances to US Airways Center. A minimum $5 donation will also be accepted in lieu of a clothing donation.
Those who donate will be entered into a halftime raffle to win one of four autographed Suns items, including a Jared Dudley jersey, Channing Frye photo and hats signed by Grant Hill and Goran Dragic. Fans will receive one raffle ticket per bag of clothes donated, or five dollar donation.
All donations from the drive will benefit Phoenix Suns Charities, Swift Charities for Children, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
In addition, Swift Charities for Children will present Phoenix Suns Charities with a $50,000 donation during a future Suns home game. Currently in the final year of a five-year partnership, Swift Charities for Children has pledged $250,000 towards the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix and maintains 200 collection boxes located throughout the Valley.
Purchase tickets at suns.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.
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