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Hike 'A' Mountain to conquer cancer

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thousands are expected to hike "A" Mountain for the 30th annual Climb to Conquer Cancer of Tucson on Saturday, March 5. The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society.

According to a release, that money is used to provide free programs like patient lodging and resources that help cancer patients. Because the best chances for treatment and recovery may be miles away from home, the American Cancer Society partners with hotels to provide free or reduced-cost lodging for patients who have to travel more than 50 miles for services.

“A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and caregivers. With the stress of figuring out where to stay or how to get to treatment alleviated, patients are able to focus on getting well,” says Lisa Reynolds, American Cancer Society patient navigator at University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Climb to Conquer Cancer is a three-mile, non-competitive hike open to all ages and abilities. Registration is $40 for adults, $25 for youth ages 13-19, $10 for ages 3-12, and free for children under age 2. Each participant will receive an event t-shirt and a pancake breakfast.  The American Cancer Society says more than 1,200 climbers participated in last year's event, raising over $110,000.

An estimated 32,510 Arizonans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society.  

To learn more about Climb to Conquer Cancer or volunteer opportunities, contact Katie McSweeney at (520) 323-4209 or click here.

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