Margaret L. Turley 
Writers Unite to Fight Cancer 


Thursday February 2, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM MST

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Arizona Biltmore Resort 
2400 E. Missouri
Grand Ball Room
Phoenix, AZ 85201

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                    WUFC Arizona Centennial                      Cancer Research Fundraiser

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Writers Unite to Fight Cancer (WUFC) will hold an Arizona Centennial Cancer Research Fundraiser on Thursday Evening, February 2nd, 2012 from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ (2400 E. Missouri Ave. 85016). Two Arizona-based cancer research programs will receive 50 % each of the net proceeds from this event: (1) University of Arizona Cancer Center natural products research Program directed by Dr. Leslie Gunatilaka and (2) Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) project in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) under the direction of Robert Waters PhD.

Celebrate Arizona's 100th birthday with  authors who have come together to battle cancer. They will sign and sell their books at this event and donate $1.00 per book sold toward the above cancer research programs. The first 160 guests to arrive at the event will receive a copy of Five to Thrive by Lise Alschuler, ND and Karolyn Gazella in their complimentary Gift Bags. The rest of the guests will receive another book about cancer or signed book from one of the authors participating in the event. Gift bags will also contain vendor samples, coupons and educational materials on prevention and treatment options for cancer as well as cancer resources.

Program Emcees are:

  1. Jude LaCava - Fox 10 News Sports Anchor
  2. Francis Battaglia - KFNX News Talk Radio 1100

Featured Guest Speakers include: 

  • Daniel Rubin, ND, FABNO - Keynote Speaker - naturopathic oncologist in Phoenix area for 14 years. 
  • Arizona State Senator Jerry Lewis - Guest Speaker - represents citizens in District 18.
  • Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO - Guest Speaker - Director of Naturopathic Medicine at CTCA.
  • Sharon Day, RD - Guest Speaker - Director of Nutrition at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
  • Lisa Finder - Guest Speaker - Founder of White Lions and WUFC Fiscal Agent.
  • Margaret Turley RN - Speaker - Writers Unite to Fight Cancer Administrator and co-founder.

The silent auction includes but is not limited to donated items such as original artwork, quilts, Sports event tickets and personally autographed books by award winning authors, celebrities and doctors. 

Live musical entertainment will be provided by Jocelyn Obermeyer, certified therapeutic harp practitioner from Hospice of the Valley, while guests browse the author and vendor tables and place bids on silent auction items. Light refreshments from the Arizona Biltmore Catering Chef will be provided.