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Aug. 8 trip to Mercury game a special for cancer patients

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Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:00 pm

For $40, Tucson families and caregivers dealing with cancer can get a round-trip bus ride, ticket to see the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury, a drawstring bag and a special welcome on Sunday, Aug. 8.

The day trip is a rally of support for individuals facing cancer, and for their loved ones, caregivers and supporters, according to a release from the Academy for Cancer Wellness.

The Mercury play the Indiana Fever that Sunday afternoon at US Airways Center. The bus has a noon Aug. 8 pickup at Sam Levitz Furniture on Orange Grove and Thornydale in the Northwest.

The game ticket is a lower-level seat with a face value of $45. Guests receive a Phoenix Mercury championship jersey-style drawstring bag, entry to a guest-speaker series and a special welcome for ACW members and friends on the message board.

A select number of people are chosen to participate in the Mercury’s high-five tunnel and ball exchange. The ticket price also includes a small donation to ACW’s Underinsured Cancer Patients’ Endowment Fund, a release said.

Sue Darling, University of Arizona assistant basketball coach, is once again riding the bus and attending the game. Air-conditioned Mountain View tour buses with restroom facilities are being used. Ticketholders should check in by 11:30 a.m. There are refreshments on the bus.

Tickets must be purchased by this Friday, July 30. They can be secured at">, or by check to Academy for Cancer Wellness, Inc. 6616 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 120, Tucson, 85710 before July 30.

Academy for Cancer Wellness, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1995 by Alice F. Chang, along with John J. Welker and his wife, the late Gertrud Welker. Its purpose is to provide support for cancer wellness — for cancer survivors and for their family and friends.

For more information, contact 520-722-4581 or visit">

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