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Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 am

Looking for breast-cancer tributes

Next to heart disease, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women. According to the Susan G. Komen website, in 2011 there will be 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,520 breast cancer deaths.

In October, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Explorer will be honoring some local survivors of the disease, featuring steps women of all ages should take to either prevent, or seek care for the disease.

In the section, of all the ads sold, The Explorer will be donating 5 percent of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Readers can honor these heroes with a free tribute section. Your message can contain five lines of copy for free. You also can upgrade your message as a boxed ad with a picture for $25.

To submit your message or to advertise in this special section, which will be published Oct. 19, call The Explorer office at 797-4384. The deadline is Oct. 10.

We are also seeking stories and information. Anyone who knows of a local survivor, someone currently seeking treatment or knowledge of stories and programs of inspiration, should contact reporter Thelma Grimes at, or by calling 797-4384.

Registration for Tucson boys chorus

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is accepting registrations from boys ages 8-12 for its 2011-2012 season.

The fall open enrollment is for boys in the third through sixth grades who have an interest in music. No prior musical experience is required.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

Parents may call the chorus office at 296-6751 for more information and to register.

Additional information can be found at

Medicare info offered at free session

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 7 p.m., people can learn about Medicare at the "Ask the Expert" discussion at the Friendship Villas at La Cholla, Villa 2, located at 6505 N. La Cholla Blvd.

The deadline to RSVP for the event is Oct. 10. To reserve a spot, call 870-6131.




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