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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

MORE ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

I have served on the Executive Board of the United Way of Pinal County for the past six years.  I am a strong animal advocate (with three rescue pups of my own) and have been a solid supporter of our local Pet Rescue and other animal charities.  I have enjoyed being a Committee Chair for our local Relay for Life over four different years.  As top fundraiser for Chances for Children, I had the privilege to choose one our our schools to receive a brand new pair of Nike running shoes for each child in the program.  This program had previously gone to schools outside of Pinal County so it was wonderful that the program was able to benefit one of our local schools for two consecutive years.  I have also served as Team Chair for three years for "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer", a statewide program with the American Cancer Society.  My son and I collectively have completed four full and 20 half marathon events to raise money for various charities including the ASPCA, The Leukemia Society, Chances for Children, Juvenile Arthritis Foundation, and of course for St. Jude Children's Hospital which holds a special place in our hearts.