Walk to cure Valley Fever, Disease of the Southwest
Arizona's Problem needs an Arizona Solution
Due to the winter storm that hit just as we were setting up for the walk, we all agreed to "Walk in Spirit" on March 18. Check out the photos shot by Linda Youel of the brave souls who were there! Thank you to everyone for your support, whether or not you attempted to go out in the weather that day!
Yeah!!! Volunteer efforts raised $56,883 for the Valley Fever Center for Excellence in 2010!!!! And we hope that our efforts in 2012 will be even more successful!
The Valley Fever Center is so grateful to each and everyone who enabled the 2010 walk in Tucson to be a reality. What can't be measured is the increased awareness the 10/10/10 walk brought to our cause AND the in-kind gifts and donations which enabled the Valley Fever Center for Excellence to save on expenses so that an event of this magnitude was possible.
Let's do it again, Tucson!
Companion Dog Fund = $26,153
Valley Fever Corridor Project = $30,730
Total funds raised by volunteers for Valley Fever Center of Excellence in 2010 = $56,883
Sunday, March 18, 2012 with activities from 8:00 am til 10:30 am Reid Park, Ramada 14, 22nd and Country Club, Tucson, AZ
$20 Early Bird Entry Fee/$25 after 2/6/12
To speed up the sign-in process, please bring a printed copy of your registration with you to the event
Registration fees do not qualify as a tax deductible donations. Additional donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Canine companions are welcome! Especially Valley Fever survivors.
Come try your dog's paw over a mini agility course with weaves, tunnels and jumps, and our rally and obedience course.
Bring lots of treats to help your dog have fun with all the obstacles! All dogs must be leashed.
Tickets for Rally, Obedience, and Agility Mini-Fun Courses
1 Turn for $5 or 3 Turns for $10
All proceeds benefit the Valley Fever Companion Animal Fund.
Please bring your own lawn chairs so you can sit to watch the dogs go through the mini-fun runs. They will be fascinating to watch!
Our canine friends are welcome to participate in the walk as long as they are on a leash at all times in accordance with Pima County Animal Control law, and all droppings must be picked up. Owners are responsible for liability of the actions of their pets. If you will be bringing dogs for the walk, please be prepared to pick up after them.
Registration includes an official Walk for Valley Fever cap for each person and bandanna for each dog.
To register your group, please complete registration online.
Register online or send a check to benefit:
University of Arizona Foundation (abbreviate as "UA Foundation")
please note your check is for the: Tucson Valley Fever Walk
TAX ID # 86-6050388
Valley Fever Center for Excellence
Medical Research Building
1656 E. Mabel St., Room 124
P.O. Box 245215
Tucson, Arizona 85724
For questions, please call 520-626-6517
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) is a growing disease in Arizona and the desert Southwest with 60% of all cases occurring in Arizona between and including areas around Tucson up the 1-10 corridor to Phoenix. The Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona provides education and support to physicians and the general public, and needs funds to continue research into a new drug to treat, a vaccine to prevent, & new diagnostic tests to more accurately diagnose this disease. Proceeds from this walk will benefit the Valley Fever Center for Excellence.
Join the all volunteer Valley Fever Alliance today!