2019 NAMIWalks Southern Arizona
Don your favorite sneakers, grab your friends and join other community-minded folks in NAMIWalks, which raises funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona.
This 501c3 is a grassroots organization that addresses the mental health needs of our community, replaces the stigma of mental illness with understanding, and helps thousands of families and individuals each year. At NAMIWalks Southern Arizona’s 13th annual 5k event, funds raised will help the organization to offer no-cost advocacy, education and support programs.
The event’s honorary chairpersons are U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Arizona Sen. David Bradley, who are strong supporters of NAMI and improving mental health services in Arizona and nationwide.
There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to collect donations from friends and family, or to organize teams of walkers for the same purpose.
In addition to the 5k walk (3k and 1k routes also are available), the event features a festival, with speakers, entertainment, children’s activities, and a resource fair with 25-30 organizations providing information on mental health and services.
NAMI Southern Arizona has set a goal to raise $140,000 and sign up 100 teams; last year, more than $123,000 was raised and 79 teams entered!
TucsonLifestyle.com is a media partner. Other partners include KOLD-13, i-Heart Media; KXCI Community Radio; AdVision; Cox Communications; Comcast; and The Loft Cinema.
NAMIWalks Southern Arizona
Check in: 7:30 a.m.; walk at 9 a.m.; program runs 8-11 a.m. Kennedy Park Fiesta Area, 3359 S. La Cholla Blvd. Free event; however, participants are encouraged to raise funds to support NAMI
Register at namiwalks.org/southernarizona, or call 622-5582 for more information.
100th Baile de las Flores
The Baile de las Flores was first presented in 1920 to benefit St. Luke’s and the tubercular patients in their care. Today, the Baile supports St. Luke’s and the elders who make it their home. The Baile is the signature fundraising gala of the Board of Visitors. The women of the Board of Visitors have served the Tucson community for an impressive century and stand as one of the oldest female organizations in Southern Arizona.
The April 6th event will feature a delectable dinner, lively entertainment, raffle of an original oil painting donated by artist Barbara Gurwitz, a spectacular silent auction, the popular Wheel of Whine or Wine, original artwork donated by past Baile de las Flores artists, and a display of historic items. All proceeds benefit St. Luke’s Home.
St. Luke’s Home is a holistic, assisted-living community for-low income elders in Tucson, a region where 46 percent of older adults bring in less than $30,000 a year, well below the average cost of $48,000 a year for assisted-living care. Choices for quality housing and care for low-income elders are limited, and for many St. Luke’s is the only quality option available. All of the elders pay what they can to live at St. Luke’s, but as a non-profit 501(c)(3), St. Luke’s subsidizes, on average, $10,000 annually per elder.
TucsonLifestyle.com is a media sponsor.
Baile de las Flores 6 p.m.
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa Tickets: $200 per person
For more information, call 628-1512 or email email@example.com
Drop in at the Dropout – A Pop-up Event
Drop in at Tucson’s hottest new pop-up shopping and social event for both men and women on Sunday, Apr. 14.
Angel Charity for Children, Inc., is partnering with Culinary Dropout, one of Tucson’s hottest restaurants, to premiere its newest fundraiser — a unique sip and shop experience that combines shopping with food, craft cocktails, music, entertainment and a cigar and
Enjoy a casual and leisurely afternoon shopping, or catching up and relaxing with friends over your favorite brew. Open to the public, the community event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. VIP early shopping access tickets, allowing entry at 3 p.m. and including one drink ticket, cost $100. General admission is $35.
Event highlights include:
• Fashion, clothing, jewelry, art, pottery and more from local retailers and artists.
• Music entertainment by DJ Lokey throughout the event.
• Chance to win two tickets to see Ariana Grande in concert; raffle prizes from each vendor.
• Many more door prizes announced throughout the event.
• Tequila shot ice luge.
All proceeds benefit Angel Charity for Children’s 2019 beneficiaries. TucsonLifestyle.com is a media partner.
Drop in at the Dropout
Culinary Dropout General Admission: $35; VIP Tickets: $100.
Reserve tickets at www.AngelCharity.org.
Puttin’ On The Dog
Put your money where your heart is! Puttin’ on the Dog is the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s largest fundraiser of the year, and in 2019 celebrates its 21st anniversary with the introduction of a casino theme and charity gaming tent.
Gather your friends and family — including your well-behaved dogs — and join HSSA on Apr. 6 at a new venue, Kino Sports Complex, for a fun-filled night of fine food, drink, music, live and silent auction, prizes and gaming.
This year’s Canine Casino Royale tent will include blackjack, roulette, slot machines and craps tables. A stack of chips is included with each ticket purchase to get you started, with more chips available by donation. You can win big, too! The person with the most chips at the end of the night wins a grand prize travel package.
Speaking of winning, the Puttin’ on the Dog live and silent auctions include vacation packages to Alaska and San Francisco, jewelry, restaurant dining, autographed music memorabilia, art, unique experiences and even a chance to have your pet star in HSSA’s 2020 Super Bowl ad.
For complete details and ticket information, please visit HSSAZ.org/POD.
Puttin’ On The Dog
Kino Sports Complex
For tickets or more information, go to www.hssaz.org/pod
“Peace, Love, Centurions — A Party 50 Years in the Making”
A rockin’ band, cocktails and drinks, groovy grub buffet, special events, fun & games, a costume contest, charity casino, “purple haze” cigar and specialty drinks, raffles and more!
Join 5,000 of your friends on April 27 at Kino Sports Complex to party like it’s 1969.
The Centurions’ “Peace, Love, Centurions — A Party 50 Years in the Making” will invoke the spirit of Woodstock for a night. It’s all for charity, and the goal is to raise more than $200,000 to help underserved community members, primarily in the areas of health care, education and mentorship, with an emphasis on improving children’s lives.
Tucson Medical Center is the Presenting Sponsor of the event, and all of the proceeds will benefit TMC for Children — a Children’s Medical Center; Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals — Helping Local Kids; Youth On Their Own; Boys to Men Mentoring of Tucson; and San Miguel High School.
The Centurions have raised more than $8 million for local charities through its annual fundraising event. Charities they have supported include Tu Nidito, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Youth On Their Own, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, Boys to Men Mentoring, TMC for Children, and St. Mary’s Burn Center and Hospice Care.
TucsonLifestyle.com is a media partner.
“Peace, Love, Centurions”
6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium Tickets $95
For more information or tickets, call 795-1071 or visit thecenturions.com/the-event