Survive and Celebrate Luncheon | October 25, 2018

Register today for our Survive & Celebrate Luncheon on October 25, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Gilbert to not only hear our Keynote Speaker, Coach Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State University women’s basketball coach, but also Lin Sue Cooney!

Lin Sue Cooney is director of community engagement at Hospice of the Valley… overseeing marketing, fund development, volunteers and creative services.

Prior to her work with hospice care, Lin Sue spent 31 years as a newscaster for 12News. Now, instead of delivering the latest headlines, she connects our community to the compassionate care provided by one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the country.

She grew up in Great Falls, Montana, graduated cum laude from Willamette (pronounced Will-lamm-it) University in Salem, Oregon and received her MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

She and her very spoiled standard poodle Max are a pet therapy team for Hospice of the Valley and love bringing cheer to patients and families.

Our Vision + Mission

Our Vision:

Saving lives through cancer education and early detection.

Our Mission:

Provide cancer education, access to lifesaving screenings and to secure treatment resources for the uninsured and underinsured in Arizona.

The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona is a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization dedicated to serving underinsured and uninsured members of our community who are in need of life saving cancer screenings, care and treatment.

The Foundation is a grass-roots, all volunteer organization whose object is to bring together coalitions of corporations, community and service organizations and private citizens in providing resources for cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment options for our medically underserved population. Our board strives to maintain the highest degree of accountability, ethics and professionalism in our work.

Critical care issues in our communities and state are identified and addressed by partnering with health care institutions, other non-profit organizations, physicians and individuals to create a cancer-care network and referral system.