Breakfast With Bag It Cancer Honors Valuable Partners

Breakfast With Bag It Cancer Honors Valuable Partners

The Breakfast with Bag It, a gathering of cancer survivors, advocates and friends, brought 135 people together.  It was wonderful to see guests from past events as well as many new faces.  Thank you to everyone for supporting this important event.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Hatcher, PhD, MPH, MSN, Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, kept the group engaged with insights on cancer demographics in the UA catchment area and challenges and opportunities for healthcare in Southern Arizona.  Board member, Richard White said, “Guests at my table said they were impressed with the entire event, and especially enjoyed the main presentation.”

Besides an update on new resources and accomplishments at Bag It Cancer over the past year, we announced the honorees for our Annual Recognition Awards. See below for their names and a video of them accepting their honors.

Thank you to our keynotes and all our guests!  See you next year.

Breakfast with Bag It 2022

We welcomed 135 guest at the 2022 Breakfast with Bag It

Mary Carhuff and Sherri Romanoski photo

Spirit of Philanthropy honoree, Mary Carhuff with Bag It Cancer Founder, Sherri Romanoski

Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners!

TerryMiraval Arizona 

Joan – Harry & David’s Gourmet gift Baskets for a year

AnnJim Click Cabin in the White Mountains 

Bag It Cancer’s
2022 Recognition Award Honorees

Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist

Tucson Medical Center (TMC) and TMC Foundation

Spirit of Philanthropy

Mary Carhuff

Outstanding Volunteer

Brandi Forbes

Watch Our Honorees Receive Their Awards

Thank You To Our Breakfast Sponsors

Heinfeld Meech Logo

Zuckerman Community Empowerment Fund
Arvizu Family
Tucson Glass & Mirror
Watson Chevrolet
Vantage West Credit Union
Arizona Lithographers
AZ Jet Mail

Thank You To Our Table Sponsors

Arizona Oncology  |  Dr. Donald Brooks
Lighthouse Church International Tucson
Primerica Financial Services  |  Andy Corder
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s Int’l Realty  |  Marta Harvey
The Monday Spin Team
Michelle Bonito
Ginny Kokorudz
Sherri Romanoski
Richard White

Thank You For Your Donation!

Thank You For Your Donation!

2019 Donations

Thank you to everyone for their 2019 donations to Bag It. We are so appreciative of all of you and your generosity to helping those with cancer. You donated $190,582 last year which provides 4,765 Bag It bags. You are making a difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer!

Beacon Group Assembles Bag It Bags

Beacon Group Assembles Bag It Bags

Written by Beacon Group…

For the last eight years, Beacon Group has assembled bags for Bag It, one of the country’s leading resource centers for cancer recovery that provides resources, tools, and services for patients, caregivers and advocates. The resource bags that Beacon puts together include a wide variety of materials that need to be collated, inserted and packaged in a specific way.

Beacon assembles over 8,000 bags per year, and that number is expected to grow as Bag It expands distribution across the country.   Teamwork was a big part of the process, especially when major changes for Bag It’s organization required production adjustments for a new bag design.  Flexibility and communication strengths from both sides contribute to the success of the arrangement.   Bag It’s executive director, Mindy Griffith, explains ”I like the idea that we are supporting individuals with disabilities of course.  But your service is phenomenal!  If we have questions, they are answered quickly.  If there are problems, they are taken care of.”

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$38,000 Raised at 15th Annual Take a Hike for BAG IT​

$38,000 Raised at 15th Annual Take a Hike for BAG IT​

Wrap Up Collage
A great fun filled Sunday morning at Catalina State Park celebrating 15 years of Take a Hike for Bag It ! Whether you joined us for a beautiful scenic morning, sponsored a bag from home, or were with us in spirit, we appreciate your support!
Dan Marries, Tucson News anchor, welcomed our hikers back to the Ramada that was rocking to the music from LatinoBazaar and encouraged them to join in on all the fun and activities! Guests enjoyed their meal choice from Gigi’s food truck, a chance to win fabulous prizes in the Raffle, Silent Auction, and Spin the Wheel and played “Where’s the Bag It bag.” Sandra Valenzuela, a volunteer that has been with Bag It from the very beginning shared about how she got started and why she continues to volunteer and support Bag It. We were able to say a big THANK YOU to founding board member, Dr. Don Brooks, who recently stepped down after 15 years of board service (don’t worry we’re going to keep him involved in some aspect) and acknowledged eight sponsors who have supported Bag It for all 15 years. With the help of 55 wonderful volunteers, 150 awesome attendees, and 19 generous sponsors, Bag It was able to raise over $38,000 to help EDUCATE, SUPPORT & EMPOWER those impacted by cancer.

Sponsor a bag

These donations help ensure that anyone who wants a Bag It bag can receive one at no charge. If someone does not receive a bag from their medical provider and are unable to make a suggested donation they can call us and because of YOU we are able to send them a bag to help them be informed and feel empowered to be their own advocate.
Thank you for providing 60 individuals with cancer a bag through your Sponsor a Bag donations.
And the winner is . . . Rosa  Rousseau. Congratulations Rosa! We hope you have a great time when you journey to Phoenix.