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Two local organizations have combined efforts to raise funds committed to the preservation of good health and humanity. Desert Cancer Foundation and Rakhman Jewelers are raffling off a beautiful pendant, exclusively designed by Rakhman’s master jeweler and designer, Boris Shmukler, just in time for Mother’s Day. Proceeds will be used by DCFA to assist in their mission to provide cancer education and treatment resources to the uninsured in Arizona.

The pendant is a fourteen karat yellow gold piece, with 34 pink sapphires bearing the exact replica of the DCFA’s logo. It is on display at Rakhman Jewelers, 3165 Alma School Road in Chandler. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the store or from the DCFA. The winner’s name will be drawn at the store on Saturday, May 13th

The Desert Cancer Foundation was created by a small group of businesswomen associated with the local service club, Soroptimist International of the San Tans eight years ago. The San Tans continue to support the work of the Foundation, which obtained its own 501c3 status as a tax exempt organization soon after its inception. Carole Allen Weishaar was Founding President, and Mary Ellen Crane succeeded Ms. Weishaar.

DCFA provides free mammograms and treatment resources for uninsured women in Arizona and distributes educational materials at health fairs and in medical offices. An Endowment is being built to ensure the perpetuation of the DCFA, and future funds will go toward cancer research.

The Linda Rainford award is given annually to an individual or organization providing outstanding contributions to cancer education and treatment. The award was named in honor of a friend of DCFA members who fought and lost a valiant battle with cancer.

Rakhman Jewelers and Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona are proud to support cancer victims and their families with this unique fund raiser, chaired by Mrs. Lynn Fisher. For more information, see