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Novel clinical trial saves 12-year-old Savannah in her third cancer battle

11/02/2020

Leukemia, lymphoma and brain tumors are among the most common cancers affecting children. A hematological disease, leukemias are cancers of the bone marrow and blood and occur at the highest rate, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers in children. Not only was Savannah Perez one of those 60 children, the Tucson resident has battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia three times – starting at age 3, with a grueling three years of treatment.

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Why every woman needs an estate plan

11/02/2020

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, women in the United States can expect to live to about age 81, approximately five years longer than men. Whether you are single or married, independent or surrounded by loved ones, having an estate plan is important.

A solid plan allows you to create a legacy that protects yourself, provides for the people you cherish, and ensures that support for your most important charitable organizations like Banner Health Foundation or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation will continue after your lifetime.

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‘Be Kind Project’ creates $1.25M breast cancer patient assistance fund

10/01/2020

When Valley entrepreneur David Walling was starting the nonprofit Be Kind Project last year to support various acts of kindness, he didn’t know he would soon be supporting his wife in the fight of her life. At just 36 years old and with no family history, Jessica Walling had just been diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. 

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Support your passions well into the future

10/01/2020

Everyone has something they are passionate about. You may be passionate about a place that holds an important spot in your heart, a cause that’s near and dear to you or a charitable organization that you frequently volunteer for and give to.

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Edson family commits $10 million to advance specialty memory care services at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

09/22/2020

Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation has received a $10 million charitable investment from the family of the late J. Orin Edson for innovative dementia care and caregiver support for patients and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. 

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