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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Grand Canyon University’

PHOENIX – Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is the largest race in Arizona dedicated solely to pediatric cancer. The eighth annual event features a 10K, 5K and Cancer Survivors Walk. The festival provides an afternoon of family fun. Enjoy vendors, arts and crafts, jump castles, music and more. All proceeds are donated directly to Phoenix Children’s Hospital […]

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Lily Gray is the youngest honorary race starter for the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

At age 3, Lily Gray is the youngest person ever to be the honorary race starter for the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. It’s also her second time at the event, which begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at Grand Canyon University. Last year, Lily was several months into intense treatment for acute […]

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Win a family four-pack of entries to the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

Congratulations to the five lucky families that have each won a family four-pack  of race day entries to the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. The race begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Grand Canyon University. Anna Patterson Brittany Martin Carla Monson Liza Allen Tonya Price For more information on volunteering or to register […]

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PHOENIX – World Hip Hop Dance Championship

More than 4,000 of the world’s best dancers from 50 countries will come to Phoenix for a week-long competition. Hip-hop icons and celebrity appearances are expected. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. $30-$65. Grand Canyon Arena, 3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-639-8006 or gcuarena.com

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Emma joins “Super Six” to start Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

Run to Fight Children's Cancer

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” Eleven-year old Emma Kerr, of Phoenix, proudly wears the words of Christopher Robin of Winnie the Pooh fame on her T-shirt. “It’s a good reminder,” says her mom, Ildi Kerr. They are words meant to impart strength to Emma, who is […]

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THEN and NOW: Sarah Atim Okot

Sarah Atim Okot holds something of a record in Raising Arizona Kids history: She is the only person who has appeared on our cover as both a child and an adult. We first met her as Sarah Maurer in 1993, when she appeared on our November cover to raise awareness for the annual Christmas Card […]

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Special Olympics Arizona: Family, friendship and fun

Jacquie Gallo is like a mother hen. Instead of chicks, Gallo oversees coaches and athletes as they train for Special Olympics. She scurries around Mesa’s Broadway Recreation Center, making sure everyone is accounted for. On this particular evening, the sport is basketball and the players are 8 to 15 years old. They run the drills—dribbling, […]

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High school girls lacrosse playoffs begin Monday

Arizona high school girls lacrosse playoffs will take place this week at Grand Canyon University.  On Monday night, May 5, the quarterfinals will be played at the GCU Stadium starting at 6 p.m. The semifinals will take place on Wednesday night, May 7, and the championship game will be at 8pm on Friday, May 9. […]

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Before there were comedy clubs

Before there were comedy clubs, there was William Shakespeare — whose play “Twelfth Night” is among the world’s funniest fare. Families worried that seeing Shakespeare’s works performed on stage may prove a boring or laborious experience will be pleasantly surprised by the Grand Canyon University production of “Twelfth Night,” which ups the funny factor on […]

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Ice skating shows in the Valley

Ice skating Pandora Phoenix

The winds and water of Hurricane Sandy swept Olympic Skaters and singer/songwriter Jewel from Atlantic City to Grand Canyon University Arena for two ice skating shows this weekend: The Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice and Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute. The skaters practiced at the Ice Den earlier this week, setting their smart […]

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