Bag It Cancer Events

Bag It Events–offered in person or virtually–educate and celebrate cancer patients, caregivers and healthcare providers.

We also speak and exhibit at conferences & events where we can share more about Bag It and learn more about your journey.

Browse our upcoming events.

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Wellness Wednesdays on Facebook Live

WHEN:  Every Wednesday  |  11:30 am(MST)
WHERE:  Facebook Live

Join us each week as we share tips for healthy living and overall wellness. Watch Live or On Demand.

Bag It Open House September 27
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Bag It Open House—Celebrating 20 Years

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 27, 2023  |  4:30 to 6:30 pm
WHERE:  Tucson, Arizona  | Tap & Bottle North, 7254 N. Oracle Road

We’ve made a lot of friends over the past two decades—and we have a lot to celebrate. We invite past staff or board members, volunteers, Bag It Bag recipients, healthcare providers, donors and sponsors to join current staff and board members for this Open House. Share an appetizer and toast to the organization’s important milestone with Bag It Founder Sherri Romanoski.

These past 20 years of helping people and their families cope with cancer and engage in their care have been possible because of you!  Stop by and say, “Cheers to Bag It.”

RSVP to by Sept 25 – this will help us with our appetizer order!

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The 14th Annual Tim Barber Walk for POP

WHEN:  Saturday 30, 2023  |  Registration at 7 am  |  Walk starts at 8 am
WHERE:  Tempe, Arizona  | Tempe Kiwanis Park  |  5203 S. Ash Avenue

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and this walk celebrate Prostate Cancer survivors and honor those whose lives have been lost to this disease. Shop the vendor village and enjoy food and entertainment.  Registration Fees: Walk – $30 per Adult – $15 children under 12

2023 Honorary Walk Chairman is Corey Woods, Mayor of Tempe.  He says: “Please join me at the 14th Annual Tim Barber Walk for POP this year. I am humbled to be the Honorary Chairman. I have had many friends and family members that have had prostate issues. What POP is doing is saving lives, one screening at a time”

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Screening includes a PSA (prostate specific antigen blood test),
DRE (digital rectal exam), Testicular Exam, and Urologist Consultation.

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Beauty + Bubbly

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 5, 2023  |  4 to 6 pm
WHERE:  Tucson, Arizona  | US Cancer Center Terrace, 1515 North Campbell Avenue

In honor of National Breast Cancer Month, you are invited to an afternoon of learning, connection with old and new friends as well as a little pampering.

  • Hear about ground-breaking cancer research
  • Listen to the experience of a breast cancer survivor, who is making this research possible
  • Learn about available local support services and programs
  • Talk with our expert clinicians and research scientists

Get mini makeovers from professional makeup artists and indulge in tasty hors d’oeuvres and bubbly drinks. 

Stop by the Bag It Cancer table and get to know the Bag It Bag. See how you or a loved one can organize healthcare records, understand treatment, side effects, coping strategies, nutrition and more.  Mindy Griffith, our Executive Director, will be a featured speaker at the event.  Can’t wait to see you there.

RSVP by September 25 by calling 520-626-7130.

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Free Thrivorship Community Event

WHEN:  Saturday, October 7, 2023  |  8 am to 1 pm
WHERE:  Tucson, Arizona  |  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park  |  445 S. Alvernon Way

Open to all cancer survivors and their families and caregivers, this event features physician speakers, community resources, free breakfast and lunch, and giveaways.  Join us to learn more about cancer and what is available in our community, including Bag It Cancer’s Bag It Bag.  We will bring bags so that you can see how you or your loved one can organize healthcare records, understand treatment, side effects, coping strategies, nutrition and more.  Can’t wait to see you there.

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Ironwood Annual Survivors’ Day: Free Pancake Breakfast & Community Event

WHEN:  Saturday, October 14, 2023  | 8-10 am
WHERE:  Scottsdale, Arizona  |   Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers at Scottsdale, 8880 E. Desert Cove Avenue

Every year, Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers and Ironwood Women’s Centers hosts their Annual Survivors’ Day Celebration event. It is an event created to inspire their patients and give them the hope they need to keep moving forward. This event not only brings the community together but also provides essential resources for cancer survivors and their families.

Join us at this fun-filled event for the community. Flapjacks will be flying at the pancake breakfast and you will be treated to a Tai Chi demonstration, kids crafts, face painting and a survivor celebration. A healthcare team will be on hand to conduct head & neck cancer screenings.

Stop by the Bag It Cancer table and get to know the Bag It Bag. See how you or a loved one can organize healthcare records, understand treatment, side effects, coping strategies, nutrition and more.

No need to register–it’s free!



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Breakfast with Bag It Tucson October 26, 2023

Thank You to Our Generous Event Sponsor

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Empowering for 20 years!

WHEN:  Thursday, October 26, 2023  | 7:30-9:00 am
WHERE:  Tucson, Arizona  |  Community Foundation Campus
5049 E. Broadway Boulevard

Keynote Dr. Donald Brooks will share the changes with cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Hear how our Bag played an important role in guiding one recipient and the family during their cancer journey.

Get a peek at what’s new in the Bag It Bag and hear how its materials and resources are helping 93,000+ patients and caregivers conquer fear through information.

Learn more about the raffle, keynote and honorees.



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WHEN:  Monday, January 1, 2024
WHERE:  Tucson, Arizona  |  St. Philip’s Plaza

Something New…Something Different! It’s More Than a RACE…It’s an EVENT!

RUN, WALK, OR JOG! The highly acclaimed PIG OUT race is going live in Tucson on New Year’s Day at beautiful St. Philip’s Plaza! The PIG OUT is a not-to-be-missed community event with course distances for everyone. The PIG OUT 5K, 10K, and 1-Mile Piggy Parade are designed to meet the fitness needs of all age groups and abilities–runners, joggers, walkers, and those who delight in carriaging their children (or their chihuahua) around a racecourse.

Unlike other timed races, the PIG OUT is more than just a great fitness run, it’s a fun-filled community event with music, entertainment, games, delicious food at the finish line and activities that will delight the entire family. Your registration and donations support Bag It and the empowerment we provide to cancer patients in our local community. Make this New Year’s Day truly memorable. PIG OUT, BABY!

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12th Annual Escape to THRIVE Leadership Conference

WHEN:  January 21-25, 2024
WHERE:  Miraval Arizona

The Escape to THRIVE conference brings advocates together for learning and networking with the ultimate goal of improving cancer patient education and outreach.

No other conference offers a unique balance of learning, skills development and diverse peer interaction, complemented by overall wellness activities to embrace the WHOLE advocate–professionally and personally.  The 2024 event is full.  Sign up for our mailing list to learn about Escape to THRIVE 2025.

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