Tag: charity

Sun Lakers donate over $1000 for rare childhood lung disease

Penny Petersen presents a check to Daisy Steiner for the chILD Foundation

In November 2013, Harrison Steiner (eight), grandson of Penny and Ron Petersen, was admitted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with viral pneumonia. He had contracted a virus called adenovirus which developed into Bronchiolitis Obliterans (OB), a rare lung disease. OB causes the tiny airways, bronchioles, to become inflamed and the inflammation becomes scar tissue…

Pinwheels raise funds for childhood lung disease

Colorful pinwheel pins are appearing in the community. They symbolize air circulation and will be used to aid in a fundraising campaign for CHILD, a research foundation for rare childhood lung diseases. The last week in February is CHILD week and the campaign will run until the second week in March. Sun Lakes residents Penny…

Lake Diamond Luminaria Walk recap

Visitors to the Lake Diamond Luminaria Walk together with two local businesses netted 2,452 pounds of food and $624 in cash to be donated to the Christian Community Center Food Bank!

The second full weekend in December has become a Sun Lakes tradition for many families and friends and this year was no exception. Hundreds of visitors turned out both evenings to enjoy cool, crisp weather and 1,000 luminaries encircling Diamond Lake, plus the homes facing the lake never looked more beautiful in their holiday finery.…

Lake Diamond’s 9th Annual Food Drive and Luminaria

Just a reminder to make plans to join us on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. for the ninth annual Food Drive and Luminaria Walk, weather permitting. This is a lovely time to stroll around Lake Diamond with family and friends and enjoy the beauty of 1000 luminaries, decorated homes reflecting…

Turkey Tuesday – November 25

Jan Davie Turkey Tuesday is November 25. Turkey Tuesday is the largest one day turkey drive in Arizona. This annual event is dedicated to collecting frozen turkeys to feed hungry families throughout our community. Turkey Tuesday at Sun Lakes is an ongoing, working partnership with Bashas’ and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul/St. Steven’s…

Dolly Dresser news – November 2014

Pictured left to right are Johnnie Schofield, Rose Zimmer and Vickie Buholz going through some of the items we received this month. Photo by Viv Sloane.

Viv Sloane Five members attended the October meeting. We spent over an hour going through all the items donated by Dorrie Meehan and Karine Williams. Lots of beautiful fabric, trims and other items. We are very sad that Mary Kauffman will not be able to join us this year. Not all our members are back…

We need stuff

Dan Hall The Anglers Club sponsors the Flea Market held in the SLCC parking lot on the third Saturday of the month. We use the money raised to put on the fishing derbies held during the spring and fall. The fisher persons are usually disadvantaged fifth and sixth graders from local schools. The kids love…

Tiffany Challenge golf event

A number of Sun Lakes residents and others participated in The Tiffany Foundation Golf Challenge held at the Oakwood Country Club May 11. The event raised $17,000 in the fight against cancer.

[ad#Leader] Gary Vacin The Tiffany Challenge 72-hole golf event at the Oakwood Golf Course May 11 raised $17,000 for The Tiffany Foundation. The event was a huge success due mostly to the folks here in Sun Lakes who really stepped up, said Rowin Floth, co-chair of the event. The Tiffany Challenge is part of a…

ASAS tournament results

Service dog “Kaelee” 2010(C) James Falsken

Nancy Davis, Publicity On April 14 the Ocotillo Golf Resort hosted the second Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the American Service Animal Society (ASAS). Gerad and Debbie Claseman, Founders of ASAS, thank all the golfers who participated in the tournament; special thanks to photographer James Falsken who, with his service dog Kaelee, beautifully captured…