Arizona Oncology was a proud recipient of a plaque from the Tucson nonprofit, BagIt!, on Nov. 3, for its commitment to supporting cancer patients and their families. BagIt! honored Arizona Oncology during the 10th annual Take a Hike fundraiser at Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort. Arizona Oncology has offices throughout the state, including nine in Tucson.
Proceeds from the hike benefit cancer patients in need throughout Arizona. Since its inception in 2003, BagIt! has provided more than 50,000 people with information and support materials in English and Spanish to recently diagnosed cancer patients and their families. Bags include information from the National Cancer Institute and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. It helps patients better understand their diagnosis, treatment options, follow-up care, clinical trials, and more.
In 2001, Cancer survivors Sherri Romanoski and Maureen Hatten created BagIt!, along with help from Arizona Oncology’s Dr. Donald Brooks, a Tucson oncologist.
For more information about BagIt!, or to find electronic versions of its materials, visit www.bagit4u.org.